Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of 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 -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances 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 vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.
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