Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless 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 relationship were developed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a life time as well as 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 customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...
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