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The Ideal Wedding Officiant for Your Scottish Wedding in Mora, New Mexico

Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 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 wedding. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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