Wedding Minister & Officiant , Justice of the Peace


Life's Moments are those times in life that we choose to make a special recognition of life changing events. Weddings are celebrations, weddings are ceremonies, but most of all weddings are a new beginning, a moment in time to be treasured. Having the right Wedding Minister is important.

For these moments, we offer comprehensive ministerial services, wedding officiating, and wedding services. From the very traditional to contemporary services, our weddings and officiating services are designed to reflect your wants, desires and dreams. We can help you craft an occasion, spiritual or secular that will be a cherished memory for many years that follow.

Ministerial services and wedding officiating in the Albuquerque, NM area is our specialty, but we can travel if the need arises. We provide a complete array of Wedding Minister packages; from the elopement on the courthouse steps to the most elaborate and elegant wedding service.

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We also provide the finest in Justice of the Peace or secular weddings. These civil ceremonies provide their own form of celebration, whether it be with family or just a couple and a few witnesses, your wedding is a special moment to be treasured. Wedding Minister

About Our Ministry

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Life's Moments is a ministry of Rev. Bruce Richard Byers and his wife Rev. Mary-Lynne Olsen Byers. Together, they have been walking a spiritual path for over twenty years. They delight in sharing their unique style and passion for all of God's creation.

Gathering experience as diverse as Bull Riding to Cosmetology our non denominational approach allows us to work with couples of all faiths, creeds and beliefs and genders. We believe that marriage is a basic human right and need. Our Only requirement is that you love your partner.

We enjoy life and love, having been married since 1991.

Wedding Packages

The Formal Package

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Full Formal wedding, including customized ceremony written especially for you. Options can include candles, sand ceremony, counting of coins, crowns, handfasting, jumping of the broom, wine blessing, you name it we can do it... 

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A semi-formal wedding, usually in a more casual setting, a park, a back yard, a balloon drifting over the Rio Grande. We Include a custom ceremony with your choice of readings, scriptures, poems and blessings...

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Justice of the Peace Weddings/Civil Weddings

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Ah, New Mexico! Such an wonderful and enchanting state, when it comes to weddings we are a little different. In many places you go to the county court house get your license, ask to see a Judge or Justice of the Peace and Voila you are married! Not here...

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Justice of the Peace Weddings/Civil Weddings

Just The Papers Wedding

Just the papers

For folks who just need to be married. We do a very short service, IN OFFICE ONLY (No Travel) and sign documents...

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The Court House Steps Wedding

Gazebo Wedding

A full service ceremony. This wonderful wedding has received many complements and great reviews...

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We Just Want To Get Married

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Simple and straight forward, this is a let's get married Ceremony. You have your choice of Rings or No Rings, and Spiritual or Civil service...

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Handfast - Wedding Minister - Scottish - Irish - Celtic Wedding

Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories...

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Cowboy Western Wedding

Cowboy/ Western Wedding - Wedding Minister

New Mexico and the entire West, has a deep heritage of rugged individualism and personal honor; along with a practical approach of “denims and diamonds”...

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Mr. And Mrs. Caeser and Cassidy Raya, Alamo Park, Rio Rancho, NM. 9/18/17


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Mr. And Mrs. Luis and Ashley Nevarez Jr., Albuquerque Garden Center, 9/16/17


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Crystal and Derrrel, Their house NE Albuquerque, 9/16/17


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Mr. And Mrs. Travis and Zanique Bartley, Dawn Light Sanctuary, Montezuma, NM 9/16/17


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Really cool venue just outside Las Vegas, NM Dawn Light Sanctuary... Building is designed with prisms so you have several rainbows in the place at all times... Bet you didn't know this existed....I didn't.

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Mr. And Mrs. Jennifer and Jeremy Searl, Alamo Park Rio Rancho, 9/15/17


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Travel Costs

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)

No Charge.

Fee per trip mileage is one way

30 – 60 miles

(Santa Fe, Belen, East mountains)


60—100 miles

(Socorro,Los Alamos, Grants, Mountainair)        


101-175 Miles

(Gallup,Farmington,T or C, TaosLas Vegas)  


Over 175 miles

Please call for details

Call 505-328-7397

Rev. Bruce Byers

Wedding Minister & Officiant

Justice of the Peace

Lifes Moments

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Rev. Bruce Byers

2725 Walsh Loop SE

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Call 505-328-7397

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