Wedding Wednesdays: Inspired by the Luck of the Irish!

In many cultures it is custom to bestow a blessing on the new couple wishing them a long, prosperous and happy life together filled with love (and usually, many children!). On this day of pints, clovers, and pots of gold, here are a few of the most common Irish wedding blessings should you like to include (or need inspiration for your own) at your ceremony or reception.

Irish Wedding Blessing:
May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.May the saddest day of your futureBe no worse than the happiest day of your past.May your hands be forever clasped in friendshipAnd your hearts joined forever in love.Your lives are very special,God has touched you in many ways.May his blessings rest upon youAnd fill all your coming days.

Traditional Irish Wedding 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 the fields.
May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another trip a smile from your lips, A twinkle from your eye.
And when eternity beckons, at the end of a life heaped high with love,
May the good Lord embrace you with the arms that have nurtured you the whole length of your joy-filled days.
May the gracious God hold you both in the palm of His hands.
And, today, may the Spirit of Love find a dwelling place in your hearts.

Old Irish Blessing:
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.

Dream Big.
M.

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