Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, 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, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed 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 - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 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 ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.
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