Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of 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 -- Just what better place to put the guarantees 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 pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right 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 - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled 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 stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.
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