For years, people of Irish descent have been searching for ways to add a bit of their heritage to their wedding ceremonies, but there was not much information available. Now, historical and traditional information are brought together by Bridget Haggerty, an experienced writer and researcher who went to great lengths in helping her daughter plan her Irish-inspired wedding.
Helpful and interesting are the stories of ancient traditions of courtship and marriage in Ireland, traditional dress and gifts, the famous Claddagh ring, and the significance of the time of year when the wedding takes place. Also included are traditional poems and prayers for wedding vows, toasts and readings; recipes and menus for rehearsal dinners, bridesmaids luncheons and reception; color schemes and their meanings; Irish honeymoon ideas; and, lists of resources.
(paperback, 244 pages)
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