Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.
This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.
Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges 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 might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked 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 hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.
At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop 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