Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...
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