Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances 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, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...
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