Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises 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 recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.
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