Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing 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, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice 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 few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last 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