Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as 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 place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
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 gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now 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 house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce 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