Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees 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 as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride 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 peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...
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