Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> santa rosa >> justice of the peace >> traditional irish wedding


505-328-7397

Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few 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 location to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying 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 defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


Request More Information

505-328-7397

Travel Costs

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)

No Charge.


Fee per trip mileage is one way


30 – 60 miles

(Santa Fe, Belen, East mountains)

$25


60—100 miles

(Socorro,Los Alamos, Grants, Mountainair)

$50


101-175 Miles

(Gallup,Farmington,T or C, Taos, Las Vegas)

$100


Over 175 miles

Please call for details

Call 505-328-7397

Rev. Bruce Byers