Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Request More Information


Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing 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 revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce 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