Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime 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, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride 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 focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.
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