Scottish – Irish – Celtic
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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees 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 recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled 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 referred to 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 bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right 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 house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...
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