Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a life time and also 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 thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.
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