Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.
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