Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. 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 and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.
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