Scottish – Irish – Celtic
The Right Wedding Officiant for Your Celtic Wedding in Stanley, New Mexico
Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices 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 special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...
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