Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better area 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 vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop 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