Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> corrales >> wedding minister >> traditional celtic wedding


505-328-7397

Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household '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 peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


Request More Information

505-328-7397

Travel Costs

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)

No Charge.


Fee per trip mileage is one way


30 – 60 miles

(Santa Fe, Belen, East mountains)

$25


60—100 miles

(Socorro,Los Alamos, Grants, Mountainair)

$50


101-175 Miles

(Gallup,Farmington,T or C, Taos, Las Vegas)

$100


Over 175 miles

Please call for details

Call 505-328-7397

Rev. Bruce Byers