Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating 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 -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce 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