Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> pueblo of acoma >> wedding officiant >> celtic wedding

Request More Information


Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees 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 tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now 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 protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last 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