(Closed) anyone marrying an Irish guy???

posted 7 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am marrying an Irish man! (I’m AA) Anyway, we discussed the claddagh ring and what we are doing is I am going to wear the claddagh ring on my right hand  since the ring itself will not go with my engagement ring whatsoever.

We are also doing Celtic Wishing Stones instead of a guestbook.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Also another way to add the claddagh to your family is passing it down from mother to daughter. That is atleast the tradition I have heard off. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

From this website:

  • 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.
  • Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My fiance and I are both half irish, and I’d love to get a claddagh but it won’t go with my ring. Perhaps for our first anniversary!

     

    @Miss Tattoo: just wondering, are you going to fish out the stones after the wedding? We actually have a small fountain at our ceremony site so I am very very interested in this but I wonder how that will go… are you actually renting your own fountain?

    I was almost thinking we could get a bunch of small pebbles and just ask people to make wishes onto them when they throw them in instead of trying to write something on them. My uncle gave me a celtic traditions book last year and I raced through it, I’d really like to incorporate some for the wedding!

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @arenyth: I think what we are going to do is get some stones and have them out at the reception instead of the guestbook. We are going to ask the guests to sign them and then either just put them in another basket so we can put them in our garden fountain at home or maybe something else. I can’t imagine the size of the fountain we would have to get to bring to the reception site for guest to throw stones in.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My fiancee is 5th generation Irish but extremely proud of his heritage, has his family crest tattooed on his shoulder etc. I am Turkish so ours is a similar combination to yours. We didn’t get a claddagh ring but picked a Celtic design wedding band for him. We also went to Ireland for our honeymoon (first time for both of us). It was so beautiful!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My guy is very Irish. His grandparents were born there. We’re not using the claddagh, we’re using the celtic knot design. The only thing my FH stressed to me was that it was bad luck to buy one for yourself.

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Hi there! Im Irish (from galway)!

    I grew up and went to school near the claddagh area (1 mile from where)

    the ring comes.

     

    Every irish girl gets a claddagh ring and if its as an engagement ring you wear it on the left hand with the heart pointed in! You can get lovely diamonds (esp one in a heart shape) to put in the ring.

     

    If you dont like the look of it, have a peek at this galway website

    http://www.fallers.com/diamond-irish-celtic-engagement-ring-in-18k-white-gold-P1954C315B0.html

    Some ideas for celtic knots as an engagement ring without the claddagh taking over your ring finger-

    Go n’eiri an bothair leat!

     

    🙂

     

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My Fiance is part Irish, and he gave my a claddagh with my birthstone early on in our relationship.  I’ve worn it on my right hand all along and will continue to, with my engagement ring and wedding band on the left.  We also got him a wedding band with a celtic knot pattern that he’s really excited about.  Lucky Celtic designs are so beautiful and easy to find, so it becomes one of the easier cultures to incorporate into your wedding/marriage.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    im irish:)

    if youre single you wear it on your right hand with the heart facing out, facing in if your taken…wear it on your left hand if youre engaged with the heart facing out, facing in when youre married:)

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