Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled 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 been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.
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