Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household '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 individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help 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