Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> placitas >> wedding officiant >> scottish

Request More Information


Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares 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 via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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