Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating 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 a successful partnership were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking cup 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new connection and a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...
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