Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges 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 promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.
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