Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises 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 wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares 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 settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help 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