Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven 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 as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.
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