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The Right Justice Of The Peace for Your Traditional Scottish Wedding in Mountainair, New Mexico

Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and 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 -- What better location to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven right 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 as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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