Scottish – Irish – Celtic
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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...
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