Hi Everyone. So as summer continues so does wedding season. This week I’m going to share my top picks from our great selection of Irish wedding gifts from The Irish Store. Everything from Irish wedding blessings to stunning Galway crystal gifts. I’ve chosen pieces with a uniquely personal touch. Handcrafted wedding gifts from Ireland like the Real Irish Bog Bride & Groom (pictured above). Gifts to be cherished by the happy couple for a lifetime.
In ancient Celtic times, couples were actually cautioned against marrying in the summer months between May and August due to the fact that these were busy months in the life of rural Irish dwellers. This old Irish wedding verse gives some words of warning;
“Marry when the year is new, always loving, kind, and true.
When February birds do mate, you may wed, nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
Marry in April when you can, joy for maiden and for man
Marry in the month of May, you will surely rue the day
Marry when June roses blow, over land and sea you’ll go
They who in July do wed, must labor always for their bread
Whoever wed in August be, many a change are sure to see.
Marry in September’s shine, your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joy will come, remember.
When December’s rainfall fast, marry and true love will last.”
Lulu’s Top Irish Wedding Gifts
1. Ogham Personalized Wedding Plaque
If you’re looking for an Irish wedding gift with a personal touch, then look no further. This stunning framed wedding print features the first names or surnames of the couple in exquisite Ogham script, Ireland’s oldest form of writing, along with the date of their big day at the bottom of the print. Hand-painted by Ethel Kelly in Knockcroghery, County Roscommon.
2. Belleek Irish Pottery Wedding Blessing Plate
A traditional Irish wedding blessing takes pride of place on this Irish pottery marriage plate. The heartfelt words combine beautifully with a hand-painted floral design and shamrocks on a fine Parian china. An Irish wedding gift to mark their very special day and to be treasured always. Handcrafted by Belleek in County Fermanagh
3. Personalized Galway Crystal Champagne Flutes
Why not send a pair of stunning personalized Irish crystal champagne flutes to mark their special day in a truly memorable way with your own personal message. A beautiful Irish gift for an engagement, a wedding or a special wedding anniversary. The Claddagh, the age-old Irish symbol of love, friendship and loyalty, takes pride of place on each flute, frosted and beautifully etched. From the renowned Galway Crystal.
4. Personalized Galway Crystal Irish Wedding Blessing Plate
Make it personal and truly memorable with this marriage plate from Galway Crystal. Customize with the date of the big day, the names of the happy couple and your own personal message. The perfect Irish wedding gift with a personal touch. It also features this much loved Irish wedding blessing;
May God bless you
And your children’s children
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward
5. Ogham Personalized Wedding Plaque
One of our most popular Irish wedding gifts is this gorgeous framed wedding print. The first names or surnames of the bride and groom are beautifully hand painted onto handmade paper in stunning Ogham script, Ireland’s oldest form of writing, with the date of their special day underneath the space for a 6 x 4-inch photograph. Handmade in Knockcroghery, County Roscommon.
Well, I hope this has given you some wedding gift ideas and those of you who are attending a wedding this summer or getting hitched for that matter, be sure to have a wonderful day.
See you next week.
Slán go fóill!