Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> santa cruz >> justice of the peace >> celtic wedding ceremony


505-328-7397

The Ideal Justice Of The Peace for Your Celtic Wedding Ceremony in Santa Cruz, New Mexico


Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises 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 recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and drinking mug 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 ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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