Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also 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 location to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop 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