Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> las vegas >> justice of the peace >> traditional celtic wedding ceremony


505-328-7397

The Right Justice Of The Peace for Your Traditional Celtic Wedding Ceremony in Las Vegas, New Mexico


Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


Request More Information

505-328-7397

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)

$25


60—100 miles

(Socorro,Los Alamos, Grants, Mountainair)

$50


101-175 Miles

(Gallup,Farmington,T or C, Taos, Las Vegas)

$100


Over 175 miles

Please call for details

Call 505-328-7397

Rev. Bruce Byers