Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom 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 friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place 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, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create 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