Now is the time to ‘tie the knot’, but did you know that this expression derives from the traditional Celtic knot? Most of what we associate with a modern western wedding is actually derived from the Celtic tradition and many of the customs are still very much popular today.
If you’re interested in Celtic tradition, or you have Irish, Scottish and Welsh heritage you may want to consider holding a Celtic wedding. Many engaged couples find that it’s important to get married in a manner that truly links to their roots and honors their ancestors.
Although Celtic tribes lived all over northern and eastern Europe, the traditions that we’re most familiar with today come from Ireland and Scotland. Eventually, these cultures spread across the world, and nowadays we often consider Celtic as old traditions of both Irish and Scottish and we see many of these traditions now part of modern weddings.
Weddings are indeed the perfect time to pay tribute to the traditions of the past in a meaningful way. There are plenty of wonderful customs that can be easily incorporated into more modern ceremonies and celebrations.
There are lots of different ways that people from Celtic celebrate their weddings. It’s all very individual to each couple, and their choices will be based on their values and family traditions. It’s an opportunity to celebrate ancestry and have a bit of fun with it too.
If you’re interested in planning a Celtic wedding ceremony, then take a look at the infographic below which should provide you with some inspiration.
Infographic Design Claddagh Rings