(Closed) Any Irish Traditions to represent my Irish heritage in wedding??

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am think of getting a piece of my tartan to wear in my hair. And there will be Guinness and lots of food. I was looking at Claddagh ring for a long time as an engagment ring.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Handfasting ceremony. Definitely doing it.

Wish I could incorporate the Claddagh ring somehow. Maybe as a charm on my bouquet stems?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are doing celtic wishing stones instead of a guest book, we will probably have a bag piper, serving Guinness and Murphy’s, and will probably have Irish food at cocktail hour. Before the wedding, I will probably have his family crest tattooed on me somewhere. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had a friend read an Irish blessing during our ceremony

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PitBulLover: OH TOTALLY. thanks for the suggestion! ๐Ÿ™‚

Also forgot to mention: I’m walking down the aisle to an instrumental version of “when irish eyes are smiling” . Both as a nod to my late grandma’s fav song and my irish roots.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m full on Irish (as in grew up there and only left it about 2 months ago and all my family is stiill there) and I haven’t heard of any of these traditions exceot the Guinesss!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I think the Irish blessing is a nice idea! Also incorporating the family crest into some of the stationary maybe?

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think I read that it’s an Irish tradition for the bride to wear a braid in her hair. I don’t remember what it’s significance was but it’s worth a google ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re doing a handfasting ceremony, as well as the bell of truce. Our officiant will be wearing a kilt, as well. I’m still on the fence about hiring a bagpiper.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sagbride: Mr. Tattoo’s grandmother mentioned it one time and I went to look it up. I found out that ancient Celts often married by bodies of water, and following the service, guests threw stones into the water while making a wish for the couple. In keeping with this tradition, couples can purchase a marble stone fountain with a deep basin that can be brought to the reception. Next to the fountain, the couple can place a stack of small, decorative rocks and black, silver or white permanent markers. As guests enter the wedding, they can write down a wish for the couple on the rock and place it into the fountain. A decorative sign explaining the tradition can be placed beside the display. 

http://www.suite101.com/content/traditions-for-irish-theme-weddings-a123689

 

We will probably not use a fountain, but collect them and put them in our own garden pond or keep them in vases around the house. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My first marriage included a full on everything my mother could find irish wedding. I finally had to stop her at some crazy flag bearer idea. The boys wore plaid ties, we had irish readings, our wedding cake even included celtic knotwork (as did the glass jewelry my aunt made). We pretty much had celtic knotwork all over the place.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you can do a celtic knot during the ceremony?

 

my fi is irish so this is the band i am getting for him that he wanted. it says gra go deo in gaelic meaning love forever.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Smiley Bride: Aw, are you sad that you left? Tell me about the weddings you’ve gone to over there. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

We tied a knot during our ceremony in lieu of candles or sand, and now we have it hanging in our home.

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