Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic 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 partnership were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges 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 vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.
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