Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Request More Information
Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose 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 -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time 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, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help 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