Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last 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