Irish Wedding Traditions Fit Easily Into Any Wedding
All cultures have their superstitions and traditions. A common superstition comes from the Irish and involves horseshoes. Seen as lucky, horseshoes are often incorporated by a bride and groom having an Irish wedding. To do this brides will carry a hanky with upturned horseshoes embroidered on them or the grooms will wear horseshoes cufflinks.
Perhaps your ancestry is Irish or maybe you just love the romantic culture of the Irish and Celtic ways. If so, you can easily infuse your wedding day with Irish traditions. The use of traditional music is one way to bring a touch of the Irish to your wedding day. Hire a traditional Cetic band or a Uilleann bagpipe player to play traditional Irish music at your reception. Another way is to have the band play the traditional Irish wedding song as you enter the reception. Be sure to invite all the guests to participate in singing the song. Incorporating the Irish cultures into your wedding day festivities can be simple or elaborate and can encompass many facets of your ceremony or reception.
For instance at the wedding reception, food is the easiest way to incorporate the Celtic culture into your special day. Caterers can prepare Irish food including corned beef and cabbage, wonderful Irish soda bread and Sheppard pie. These foods are wonderful for less formal weddings, but will definitely satisfy your desire to bring the luck of Ireland to your wedding day. A drink called Mead honeywine is also a special treat for those wishing to have a rare drink and memorable one at their wedding. After all some refer to mead as the drink of love.
Using the symbol of Claddah ring (generally a ring with two hands grasping a heart) is a beautiful way to include a bit of Irish tradition. One way to do this is to use chair covers with heart shaped ribbons as part of your wedding reception decorations. In fact, decorations are a fabulous place to incorporate Irish symbols into your wedding traditions. For instance a wedding using emerald green as a primary color can also incorporate the shamrock symbol. Placing this lucky Irish symbol on fine white linens or reception napkins will give you a bit of luck as well as emerald green color.
It is easy to add a touch or go fully engulfed in the tradition of the Irish. The Celtic Irish culture is one that is romantic and rich in love and family. Incorporating even just a minute detail as tiny shamrock or a horseshoe on your wedding day will bring a bit of bliss and luck to ya.