Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> los alamos >> wedding officiant >> scottish

Request More Information


Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce 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