Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as 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 place to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.
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