Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.
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 a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose 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 -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and 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 thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...
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