Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.
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