Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.
This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 marriage ceremony, 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.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing 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 focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final 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