Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and 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 aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also 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 -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances 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 vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 beautiful ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce 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