Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This lovely 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 into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop 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