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The Ideal Wedding Officiant for Your Traditional Irish Wedding in Isleta, New Mexico

Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family 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 precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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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)

$100


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