Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees 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 stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...
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