Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices 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 supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the development 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 structures on which an effective connection were developed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide comprehensive 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 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