Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.
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