Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area 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 vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help 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