Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.
This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings 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 house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.
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