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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also 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 -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Metro Area (includes Corrales, Bernalillo, Isleta, Tijeras)

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30 – 60 miles

(Santa Fe, Belen, East mountains)

$25


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