Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees of a life time and 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 practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 and drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.
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