Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lucky in Love

Everyone would like a bit of Irish Luck for their wedding day - so why not incorporate some lucky traditions into your day.  Here are some old Irish wedding traditions.

Brides used to carry real horseshoes, with the points turned up. Horseshoes represent good luck and the points facing up means luck won’t run out. As an alternative, brides today choose to carry porcelain or fabric horseshoes.

A “magic hanky” is often used for the bride that, with a few stitches, can be transformed into a christening bonnet for the first baby. And again, with a few stitches, this can be reused as a hanky when the child has their own wedding.

Flowers are a standard at most weddings, but Irish weddings incorporate a wreath of wildflowers for the bride to wear on her head. Bells of Ireland are also a popular flower choice. English lavender is often mixed with the bride’s flowers as they symbolize love, loyalty, devotion and luck.

A bride will often braid her hair as it symbolizes feminine power and luck.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Lucky in Love

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