Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.
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