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The Ideal Wedding Officiant for Your Traditional Scottish Wedding in Torreon, New Mexico

Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place 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 vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol 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.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven 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 as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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