Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises 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 stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right 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 know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last 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