Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household '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 individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.
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