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The Right Wedding Officiant for Your Traditional Celtic Wedding Ceremony in Veguita, New Mexico


Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom 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 families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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