Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.
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