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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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 gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now 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 and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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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

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