Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> sandia park >> justice of the peace >> traditional celtic wedding ceremony


505-328-7397

Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 new bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event 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