Scottish – Irish – Celtic
The Perfect Justice Of The Peace for Your Traditional Scottish Ceremony in Canones, New Mexico
Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity moved 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 to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...
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