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The Perfect Wedding Officiant for Your Scottish Wedding in Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico

Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production 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 a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- 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 pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double 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 throughout the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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