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Experiencing an Irish wedding tradition

If you or your bride to have Irish heritage; why not consider a traditional Irish wedding? While it’s not standard practice, it’ll most certainly make your wedding stand out. After all, how often do you hear about couples having such a kind of event?  You’ll bemaking your wedding affair a lot more exciting and novel than it otherwise would be.

Claddagh Symbol

From wearing flowers in your hair to donning blue wedding dresses – Irish weddings seem to add a touch of flair and excitement to a marriage. And even the ring you’d wear is a little different. The Claddagh Ring invented in the 17th century was designed after the fishing village of Claddagh near Galway, and adds a touch of elegance to a wedding affair.

Fascinatingly, a Claddagh ring is one of the most reputable Irish wedding traditions, and typically passes down from mother to daughter or grandmother to granddaughter – representing love, loyalty, and courtship. One fascinating thing to note is that Irish couples have traditionally been told to avoid marrying between May and August. And in the old-fashioned Celtic tradition, the hands of the bride and groom are tied together – symbolizing the joining of wife and husband.

Wedding Decoration

Interestingly, the best day for an Irish wedding is reportedly a Sunday – for what reason – we’re not sure. But centuries later, this tradition changed, and getting married on a Sunday is now seen as wrong.

One of the finest venues available for hire for an Irish wedding is the unique grand ballroom at the Montcalm London – one of the pioneering luxury & stylish London wedding venues. It’s the perfect venue to host your wedding in, due to its location, and the kind of services the wedding planners can arrange. For one, banqueting meal options will be plentiful, and the staff at the hotel chain have years of experience when it comes to hosting wedding events.

Irish Wedding Couple

Hibernian weddings, at their core, are lavish events – with hundreds of guests often being invited. So, if you’re looking for a venue that can attend to a supreme capacity of 500, look no further than the Grand Ballroom at the Montcalm London. With its central location, it makes easy for all your guests to make it to the big day.

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