Scottish – Irish – Celtic
The Right Wedding Minister for Your Irish Wedding in Hernandez, New Mexico
Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.
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 going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce 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