Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances 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 vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event 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 bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently 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 fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.
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