Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent 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 -- What better location to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked 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 residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.
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