HAND FASTING Have you ever wondered where the term "tying the knot" came from? There is an old Irish tradition where the marraige bond is signified by wrapping a cord or rope around the couple's hands to symbolize their lives together.
IRISH LACE: Even if you're not using lace as a main component in your dress or veil, consider carrying a beautiful Irish lace handkerchief, or giving them to your bridal party as gifts. Its a gift that's both thoughtful and pretty.
LOCKING THE DOOR: Irish men were known for getting cold feet on their wedding day, so traditionally, wedding guests would lock the church doors to make sure he didn't go anywhere.
THE HONEYMOON: that's right, the Irish are also said to have coined the term honeymoon. Traditionally, mead, a fermented honey drink, was given to the couple to drink after their wedding. They were given enough to last them one full moon after the wedding, thus, the honey moon!