Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.
This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better area 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 stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.
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