Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.
This practice was adjusted 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 to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...
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