Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Request More Information


Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

Request More Information


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, Taos, Las Vegas)


Over 175 miles

Please call for details

Call 505-328-7397

Rev. Bruce Byers