Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and 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 place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.
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