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 formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.
This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked 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 event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony 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