Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and also 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 practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist 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