Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event 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 cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may 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 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.
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