Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition 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, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...
We Love to Travel! (however our accountant says we have to cover little things like gas, tires and maintenance), so to keep them from chewing our ears off our travel rates are as follows;
Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Metro Area (includes Corrales, Bernalillo, Isleta, Tijeras)
Fee per trip mileage is one way
30 – 60 miles
Over 175 miles
Please call for details
Rev. Bruce Byers