Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> smith lake >> wedding minister >> traditional irish wedding


505-328-7397

The Ideal Wedding Minister for Your Traditional Irish Wedding in Smith Lake, New Mexico

Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees 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 vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled 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, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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