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The Right Wedding Officiant for Your Irish Wedding in Cedar Crest, New Mexico

Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right 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 fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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