Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> montezuma >> justice of the peace >> traditional celtic wedding


505-328-7397

Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition 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 friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as 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 groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop 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