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The Perfect Wedding Officiant for Your Scottish Wedding Ceremony in Casa Blanca, New Mexico

Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just 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 couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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