Irish traditions and symbols added to your wedding add meaning as well as incorporating your theme. Several traditional Celtic symbols may be used as accents, from the celtic cross, trinity, or eternity symbol, to the claddagh design wedding band. A scattering of shamrocks and touches of green tie it all together.
The claddagh symbol is composed of two hands holding a heart and a crown. It has been used for wedding bands for over 300 years. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love and the crown speaks for loyalty. Friendship, love and loyalty… essential to your lasting marriage. Traditionally, the words “let love and friendship reign” are spoken when presenting a claddagh ring.
Take a look at the selection of Irish details we have found for your wedding. Traditionally, Irish brides and bridesmaids do not wear green, but tradition does not exclude green favors or decorations!
- Irish theme thank you scrolls at the church or reception.
- Claddagh design mint tins for your guests.
- A claddagh favor, like this beautiful letter opener or token.
- Chocolate favors with an Irish or Claddagh theme.
- Claddagh wedding program including an explanation of the symbols in the ring.
- A Claddagh guest book.
- Claddagh stickers to use for envelope seals, on your wedding programs, or on favor bags.
- A traditional irish blessing spoken at your wedding reception and included on your Irish theme thank you notes.
- An Irish (and often English) bride traditionally carries a small horseshoe for good luck within her bridal bouquet or sewn into the hem of her dress. Make sure to put the horseshoe pointing up so the luck does not spill out. In Scotland, interestingly, a horseshoe is given as a gift to the bride by a small child.
- Do-It-Yourself centerpieces made from silk shamrocks, or real shamrock plants on the tables with some fresh flower accents.