Scottish – Irish – Celtic
The Right Wedding Officiant for Your Scottish Wedding Ceremony in Chacon, New Mexico
Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime 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 customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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 ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...
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