Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as 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 area to put the guarantees 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 stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could 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 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...
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