Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...
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