Bless the newlyweds with these Irish expressions of well wishes as they embark on their new life together. There is no shortage of sage advice to be found in Ireland, and Irish blessings and proverbs for weddings are no exception. There are some that are hilarious and charming, while others are heartwarming and sweet; yet, they all honestly wish the happy couple love and happiness in their lives together.
Some of these proverbs have been passed over the Atlantic Ocean for a significant number of years and are now cited more frequently in modern America than in modern Ireland. But I hope that these blessings and sayings will keep Irish eyes beaming and laughing during any and all wedding celebrations, regardless of the location of the festivities.
It’s possible that you’re looking for an Irish marriage prayer, an Irish wedding toast, or some ideas to help you write your own particular Irish wedding vows. Or perhaps you are the parent or mother of the future bride, and you are in need of some assistance as you compose a wedding speech that is both uplifting and significant. You might perhaps just want to pay tribute to your Irish background at the ceremony or reception of your wedding.
Regardless matter what you’re looking for, I hope that this collection of traditional Irish proverbs, prayers, blessings, and toasts may be of some use to you as you prepare for the Big Day. And so, without further ado, here is a selection of the Irish wedding blessings that I enjoy the most, some of which are small variants of the same blessing.
Irish Wedding Blessings:
“May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow, May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart, May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you. And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.”Irish Wedding Blessing
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!Irish Wedding Blessing
May the sun shine, all day long, everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!Irish Wedding Blessing
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings, Right beside your door.Irish Wedding Blessing
May your troubles be less, And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness, Come through your door.Irish Wedding Blessing
With the first light of sun- Bless you. When the long day is done- Bless you.
In your smiles and your tears- Bless you. Through each day of your years- Bless you.Irish Wedding Blessing
May you both live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.Irish Wedding Blessing
May you enjoy the four greatest blessings: Honest work to occupy you.Irish Wedding Blessing
A hearty appetite to sustain you. A good woman to love you. And a wink from the God above.Irish Wedding Words of Encouragement for the Groom
May the embers from the open hearth warm your hands, May the sun’s rays from the Irish sky warm your face, May the children’s bright smiles warm your heart, May the everlasting love I give you warm your soul.Irish Wedding Vows
May the blessings of light be upon you, Light without and light within.
And in all your comings and goings, May you ever have a kindly greeting from them you meet along the road.Irish Wedding Blessing
Be you rich or poor, quick or slow, May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward. And, may the joys of today, Be those of tomorrow.Irish Blessing
May there be a generation of children On the children of your children.Irish Wedding Toast
May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase. May the saddest day of your future, Be no worse than the happiest day of your past. May your hands be forever clasped in friendship, And your hearts joined forever in love. Your lives are very special, God has touched you in many ways. May his blessings rest upon you and fill all your coming days.Irish Wedding Blessing
We swear by peace and love to stand, Heart to heart and hand to hand.
Hark, O Spirit, and hear us now, Confirming this our Sacred Vow.The Druid’s Wedding Prayer