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A Mythical Tune: Irish Wedding Traditions

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Traditionally in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is considered the luckiest day of the year to be married so what better way to celebrate than with a beautiful Irish wedding shoot! :) Big thanks to the talented wedding artists in Ireland who made the journey to the South Coast of...
Emily Shevlin
Emily Shevlin • 1 year ago

Handfasting is an ancient Ireland Celtic tradition, in which a man + woman came together at the start of their marriage relationship. Each partner holds the hands of the other, right hand to right hand, left hand to left, their wrists crossed. The ribbon is wound around the wrists over the top of one and under and around the other, creating the infinity symbol. The practice gave way to the expression “tying the knot”.

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Handfasting Bind yourself, literally, to your husband by participating in the Celtic wedding tradition of handfasting — where we get the phrase "tying the knot." It involves tying or binding the right hands of the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony.

Irish Wedding Traditions - The Irish Five Pence was given to the bride on her wedding day so she could wear it in her shoe as a symbol of good luck and many blessings. Today many brides will do the same by placing a five pence in the bride’s flowers.