Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys 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 right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating 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 revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.
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