Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven 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 as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.
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