Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes weddings we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...
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