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The Perfect Justice Of The Peace for Your Traditional Celtic Wedding in San Acacia, New Mexico


Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom 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 families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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