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Your Essential Irish Wedding Checklist

Your Essential Irish Wedding Checklist

Be Your Own Wedding Planner Are you recently engaged and ready to begin planning your big day?  Congratulations!  Are you the kind of person who likes to be super-organised?  Planning your wedding can be super-easy if you make yourself the right list to work from. ...

How Many Wedding Guests Can I Have During Lockdown ?

How Many Wedding Guests Can I Have During Lockdown ?

With pandemic restrictions now being extended in Ireland, anxious brides are now asking the dreaded question - how many wedding guests can we have now?  What are the maximum numbers allowed?  Does it include the photographer and our ceremony officiant? There is so...

The Celtic Handfasting Tradition

The Celtic Handfasting Tradition

Above: Aoife & Jimmy's weddingat Ballyvolane HousePhoto by whitecatstudio.ie Braided handfasting chord fully handmade by me to the bride's choice of colours The wedding tradition of celtic handfasting has seen a resurgence since Prince Wiliam and Kate tied the...

The Irish Wedding Coin Tradition

The Irish Wedding Coin Tradition

It is believed that the Irish tradition of the wedding coin has its roots in the Brehon law, when the groom would gift his new bride with a coin to represent that from this point forward, everything he owns would be equally shared. There may be variants of this...

What is an Interfaith Minister in Ireland ?

What is an Interfaith Minister in Ireland ?

The word "Interfaith" doesn't always mean religious.  Interfaith describes an inclusive philosophy which welcomes people from all walks of life, regardless of their spiritual or religious beliefs (or none) without discrimination of any kind. An interfaith Minister is...

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