Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> gallina >> wedding officiant >> celtic wedding ceremony


505-328-7397

The Ideal Wedding Officiant for Your Celtic Wedding Ceremony in Gallina, New Mexico


Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges 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 pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double 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 symbol of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing 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 protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they also now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist 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