Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind 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 an effective connection were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...
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