The Celtic Wedding
Reverend Aurore Leigh Barrett is only accepting limited Celtic Weddings at this time. If you are interested in having a Celtic Wedding, please contact her directly, via e-mail, at:
For those of Irish or Scottish ancestry, the Celtic Wedding Package is just the ticket. Of course, anyone who wishes can also be a Celt for the day with this unique wedding ceremony. The Celts had a love of nature and a passion for the wild and elemental; they relished the sacred space, whether it be indoors or outdoors; they had love and respect for art and poetry; love and respect for the great stories and higher learning.
Your Celtic wedding will take place in the intimate Tuscan Garden chapel complete with special lighting, plants, and a fountain.
The Celtic marriage ceremony embraces the four elements; fire, water, earth, and air - along with respect for the "old wisdom", storytelling, and the importance of kinship and community. Included in the ceremony are; the "Holy Well", the "Blessing", the "Standing Stone", the "Rose", and several Celtic prayers and poems.
This wedding ceremony incorporates Celtic elements passed down from the times of St. Brigit of Kildaire, St. Patrick, St. Hilda of Whitby, and St. Brendan the Navigator.
Included in this unique ceremony is the ritual of "Handfasting". This is a revival of the custom which began in medieval Scotland, Northern England, and perhaps Ireland. It is a symbol used in Celtic and other cultures to express marriage. It is non-religion-specific. The four cords used in this "Handfasting" are yours to keep!
The Celtic Wedding Package includes the following:
Complimentary limousine service from your hotel to the chapel for your ceremony, and return to your hotel
Your own private chapel for the ceremony (the special Tuscan Garden chapel is shown above right)
The Services of the wedding officiant
A Celtic Wedding Ceremony incorporating all of the elements mentioned above. (You keep the handfasting cords as important mementos of your Celtic Wedding!)
The services of a witness, if needed
A special round Celtic bouquet (made of red roses and various flowers inspired by the flora of the fields in the land of the Celts) for the Bride
A matching boutonniere for the Groom
Two long-stemmed red roses for the special "Rose" ceremony
Professional Photography (6 - 4x6's and 1 - 8x10). All photos include live shots of your ceremony and posed photos of the couple and family members after the ceremony. You will be able to view your photos on-line and choose your favorites.
Due to the intimate and romantic nature of the Celtic Wedding - and due to its length of 18-20 minutes - it cannot be done on Saturday or Sunday. Also, due to Reverend Aurore's schedule, it can only be done in the morning hours - Monday through Friday.
* The minister's fee is included. This package requires a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. The balance will be due no later than 2 weeks prior to your wedding day.
YOU MAY RESERVE THE CELTIC WEDDING BY CLICKING AT THE APPROPRIATE PLACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
Due to the special and intimate nature of the Celting Wedding, guests are not allowed to take photographs or videos during the ceremony.
If you would like to have a DVD of your Celtic Wedding, it must be ordered at the same time you place your reservation. The DVD is $100. If you wish, you can have your wedding video placed on the internet for delayed broadcast. It would be placed on the internet within two hours of your ceremony and would remain there for up to 30 days. The cost of the internet broadcast is $30.
You may add a 1-Hour or 2-Hour Photo Tour of the Las Vegas Strip to this wedding package. For details, CLICK HERE . When you place your wedding reservation, you will be given the opportunity to also reserve the Photo Tour if you wish.