Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right 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 home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.
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