Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of 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 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...
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