Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist 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