Should an Irish blessing be a part of your wedding day?

Irish blessingAn Irish blessing transcends your tribe. These blessings express the depth of the human condition with such sweetness, soul, and wit that couples throughout the world embrace them on their wedding day.

An Irish Blessing resonates with the non-religious as well as people of faith. They are soulful, without necessarily invoking God, although He is often referenced.

If you have the honor of presenting a toast in the coming year, an Irish Blessing is a good way to go. Some examples:

“May you have love that never ends,

Lots of money, and lots of friends.

Health be yours, whatever you do,

And may God send many blessings to you!”

Another …

“May peace and plenty bless your world

With a joy that long endures,

And may all life’s passing seasons

Bring the best to you and yours.”

When music is added to an Irish Blessings, the result is pure magic. These simple tunes amplify the imagery and story-telling that makes this unique art form so special.

One of the most popular Irish Blessings is this one:

“May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

Here is one music setting for it, sung by a group called The Priests (who are real priests). Simply beautiful!

The Celtic Women performed a lovely song titled, “The Blessing,” (below) which makes a fitting first dance song on your wedding day. The lyrics poetically express the timelessness of true love:

In the morning when you rise,

I bless the sun, I bless the skies,

I bless your lips, I bless your eyes,

My blessing goes with you.

In the nighttime when you sleep,

Oh I bless you while a watch I keep,

As you lie in slumber deep,

My blessing goes with you.

If you have Irish blood in you, an Irish blessing is a natural addition to your Fayetteville wedding celebration. If you’re not, their sweet sentiments will still warm the hearts of every single one of your guests.

“May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams” (just as Five Star Entertainment will get your guests a dancin’ and fulfill your sweet wedding dreams!)

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