Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before 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 purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges 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 recited, then in some practices is tossed right 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 timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven right 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 hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.
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