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The Ideal Wedding Officiant for Your Traditional Celtic Wedding Ceremony in Tererro, New Mexico


Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. 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 offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless 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 a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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