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The Ideal Wedding Officiant for Your Scottish Wedding Ceremony in Isleta, New Mexico

Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin 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 sign of his love for her throughout the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven 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 as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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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


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