Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.
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