Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and 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 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 drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes weddings we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce 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