Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and 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 also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right 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 residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true 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