Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...
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