Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> espanola >> justice of the peace >> traditional celtic wedding


505-328-7397

Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of 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 area to place the promises 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true 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