Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> coyote >> justice of the peace >> traditional irish wedding


505-328-7397

Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop 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