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The Right Wedding Officiant for Your Traditional Scottish Ceremony in Bosque, New Mexico

Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown 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.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 wedding. From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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