Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production 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 an effective partnership were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist 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