Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 bride and groom 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 could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.
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