Scottish – Irish – Celtic

Home >> new mexico >> torreon >> justice of the peace >> celtic wedding

Request More Information


Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently 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 residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help 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