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The Perfect Justice Of The Peace for Your Irish Wedding Ceremony in Torreon, New Mexico

Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as 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 place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right 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.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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