St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays. My mother is a red-haired, freckled faced cutie, named Maggi, go figure. You can only imagine that I've always had a good time wearing my green and celebrating my Irish heritage.
Here are some fantastic ways to incorporate Irish traditions into your wedding.
Claddagh Ring - This ring is normally handed down from mother to daughter that can be used as both betrothal ring and wedding ring. The crown is worn inside towards the wrist during the engagement, and the opposite upon marriage.
Horseshoe - Carried with the bride for good luck. While older traditions allowed for a real horseshoe, there are more stylish(not to mention smaller) options available. Make sure to keep the U facing up in order for all the good luck not to spill out. My sister carried a horseshoe charm attached to her bouquet. I plan to do the same.
Handfasting - This tradition is where the term "tying the knot" came from. The couple would be bound for a year to see if they could stand each other for that long. Now, a cord is tied around the couples hand during the ceremony to demonstrate the tradition.
Information from Hudsonvalleyweddings.com, theknot.com, and the-irish-path.com.
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