Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises 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 pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member '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 origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.
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