Scottish – Irish – Celtic
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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special 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 during the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right 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 and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...
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