Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. 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 provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 know as 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.
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