Scottish – Irish – Celtic
The Right Justice Of The Peace for Your Traditional Celtic Wedding Ceremony in Estancia, New Mexico
Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and 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 couple of words as well as 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 location to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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 attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.
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