Wedding Minister & Officiant
Justice of the Peace

Life’s Moments are those times in life that we choose to make a special recognition of life changing events. Weddings are celebrations, weddings are ceremonies, but most of all weddings are a new beginning, a moment in time to be treasured.​​

For these moments, we offer comprehensive ministerial services, wedding officiating, and wedding services. From the very traditional to contemporary services, our weddings and officiating services are designed to reflect your wants, desires and dreams. We can help you craft an occasion, spiritual or secular that will be  a cherished memory for many years that follow.

​Ministerial services and wedding officiating here in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area of New Mexico are our specialty, but we can travel if the need arises. We provide a complete array of wedding officiate / wedding minister packages; from the elopement on the courthouse steps to the most elaborate and elegant wedding service. 

We also provide the finest in Justice of the Peace or secular weddings. These civil ceremonies provide their own form of celebration, whether it be with family or just a couple and a few witnesses, your wedding is a special moment to be treasured.​​​​


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About Our Ministry

Life's Moments is a ministry of Rev. Bruce Richard Byers and his wife Rev. Mary-Lynne Olsen Byers. Together, they have been walking a spiritual path for over twenty years. They delight in sharing their unique style and passion for all of God's creation.

Gathering experience as diverse as Bull Riding to Cosmetoogy our non denominational approach allows us to work with couples of all faiths, creeds and beliefs and genders. We believe that marriage is a basic human right and need. Our Only requirement is that you love your partner.

We enjoy life and love, having been married since 1991.


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Wedding Packages


The Formal Package

Full Formal wedding, including customized ceremony written especially for you. Options can include candles, sand ceremony, counting of coins, crowns, handfasting, jumping of the broom, wine blessing, you name it we can do it. This package includes a rehearsal as well as a three hour time lock. We only do a few of these every weekend, so you are our main focus.

We arrive thirty to forty minutes ahead of time, do a blessing with both bride’s and groom’s party, preform the ceremony, then stay for pictures and the all important signing of the license making everything official.

Our Rate for this service is:

from $375.00

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The Not So Formal

A not so formal wedding, usually in a more casual setting, a park, a back yard, a balloon drifting over the Rio Grande. We Include a custom ceremony with your choice of readings, scriptures, poems and blessings. We can include a meaningful option or two. We recommend a smaller wedding party; Bride, Groom, Best man and maid of honor.

​We arrive fifteen to twenty minutes before the ceremony, attend to last minute details then perform the service. We will stay for the paper work and pictures.​

Our Rate for this service is:

from $250.00

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We Just Want To Get Married

Simple and straight forward, this is a let’s get married Ceremony. You have your choice of Rings or No Rings, and Spiritual or Civil service. I will meet you, perform the ceremony and sign the appropriate paper work.

No muss, no fuss. If we are available we can handle these services with little notice. You will need two witnesses (we can supply some in a pinch) and your marriage license.

Our Rate for this service is:

from $150.00*

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Justice of the Peace Weddings/Civil Weddings

Ah, New Mexico! Such an wonderful and enchanting state, when it comes to weddings we are a little different. In many places you go to the county court house get your license, ask to see a Judge or Justice of the Peace and Voila you are married! Not here.

While Judges and other officials can marry you, they don’t. Well let me correct that, they don’t really want to. In most counties in New Mexico the Judges are busy, so scheduling time to do weddings is not a real high priorty. What will happen is the clerks will offer to put you on a waiting list, usually 6 to 8 weeks. At that time, if a Judge is available you can have a in chambers wedding. Notice the if available? Almost anything can cause a delay, we had one couple who waited the 8 weeks, only to be told the Judge was away on business and could they come back in a week?

So what are folks to do? If you are from out of town you can not really wait around, and if you are from town do you really want to wait? We a have a better idea. For civil type of ceremonies we offer two alternatives.

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Just the Papers Wedding

Mon-Thurs: from $75

Fri,Sat &Sun: from $100

For folks who just need to be married. We do a very short service, in office or weather allowing in a park, and sign documents. Not for the romantic, but a legal wedding. You need two witnesses over the age of 18.

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The Court House Steps Wedding

Mon-Thurs: from $125

Fri, Sat & Sun: from $150

A full service ceremony. This wonderful wedding has received many complements and great reviews. You have your choice of using God or not, rings or not, you can recite your vows or just answer I DO! This service is about 15 minutes in length and is often done at the Gazebo in Old town or most anywhere you like. We can tailor this to suit you as a couple.

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