Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create 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