Celtic Wedding Ideas

Celtic Wedding Ideas


Incorporating Celtic wedding customs into your wedding day is a great way to celebrate your family heritage. Here are few wedding traditions our photographers have captured for you to consider for own wedding day:

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Celtic Music. Bagpipes are often the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Celtic music. Consider having a bagpiper for your ceremony recessional or wedding reception grand entrance. Your wedding DJ can assist you in developing a playlist of wedding jigs or drinking songs to use during your wedding reception.

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Tie The Knot. Hand fasting ceremonies are an ancient marriage ritual from Early Christian times made popular in Ireland and Scotland. This symbolic lashing of the couple’s hands is the meaning behind “tying the knot”. Including a hand fasting ceremony unique way to represent your union and honor your heritage. The ritual takes place during the ceremony, before the rings are exchanged.

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Irish Ingenuity. Many Irish brides braid their hair or wear in a knotted fashion, traditionally a symbol of luck and feminine ingenuity.

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Lucky Lavendar. Irish brides often carry English lavender in their wedding bouquet as a symbol of devotion and loyalty. Lavendar is thought to bring about a lengthy marriage.

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Real men wear kilts. If you want an authentic Celtic wedding, have your groom don a kilt; the customary, celtic wedding attire. It’s common to have groomsmen wear kilts too.

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Go Green. Shamrocks may be the most iconic symbol of Irish tradition. Couples may opt for green-icing cakes, table linens, bride’s accessories, bridal party gowns, or serve green drinks such as green beer or green-apple martinis.

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Traditional, first look. While it’s a fairly new trend for brides and grooms to see each other before the wedding, Irish couples have done this for years. An Irish couple would walk through the town, collecting well wishes and gifts on their way to the church. If you want to start your wedding photography before the ceremony, call it a Celtic tradition.

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Celtic Bling. The Claddagh Ring has a fabled history, designed with two hands holding a heart, and adorned by a crown. While you will likely want a more contemporary wedding ring, the Claddagh may be worn on your right hand or incorporated in a necklace. You could also consider using it as part of your wedding decor; as a cake topper, wedding seal, or napkin logo.

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Irish Wisdom. Consider adding an Irish blessing to the ceremony.

TRADITIONAL IRISH BLESSING

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;

May you see your children’s children.

May you be poor in misfortune,

Rich in blessings,

May you know nothing but happiness

From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home

And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,

May blue be the skies above you,

May pure be the joys that surround you,

May true be the hearts that love you.

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