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The Perfect Wedding Officiant for Your Traditional Celtic Wedding Ceremony in Jemez Springs, New Mexico


Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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