Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to place 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 vows are recited, 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 wedding.
The Quaich - Originally 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...
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