Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together 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 pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...
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