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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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

No Charge.


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30 – 60 miles

(Santa Fe, Belen, East mountains)

$25


60—100 miles

(Socorro,Los Alamos, Grants, Mountainair)

$50


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(Gallup,Farmington,T or C, Taos, Las Vegas)

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