Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place 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 pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin 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 symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride 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 fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop 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