Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom'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 roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new connection and a new brother in arms.
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