Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also 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 put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event 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