Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations 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 - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also 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 stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.
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