Scottish – Irish – Celtic
The Right Wedding Officiant for Your Scottish Wedding Ceremony in Thoreau, New Mexico
Events honoring Celtic origins as well as 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 elements of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a timeless love 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 relationship were constructed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better place 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 bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true 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