Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually 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 practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help 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