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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- 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 bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked 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 fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event 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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