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The Right Wedding Officiant for Your Traditional Celtic Wedding in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico


Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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