Nothing has a more powerful meaning than music.
So when it comes to your Celtic wedding it would seem that incorporating Irish music into the festivities would be a no-brainer. No words need be spoken. In fact, when playing the following song, you only need hear the first few keys to get the entire feel and meaning and so will your guests.
The title is “Give Me Your Hand,” by Carlyle Fraser and would be nicely played on audio or even better yet, it would be a perfect wedding song if one could afford a live musical group. Picture it being played as a bride enters a room or church full of many guests or perhaps just her family or close friends. It would seem automatic that everyone would immediately just stand and know what to do from there as she would be giving her hand to the one she loves in front of everyone that they love.
Being a Celtic tradition, it would be nice that she complete her look with a piece of Celtic jewelry. I say something blue or traditionally Irish like these Silver Celtic Design Diamond Earrings.
Then your Celtic wedding ceremony would not be complete without at least one blessing. This one I came across and I liked very much:
“I wish you not a path devoid of clouds. Nor a life on a bed of roses, not that you might never need regret, nor that you should never feel pain. No, that is not my wish for you.
My wish for you is: That you might be brave in times of trial, when others lay crosses upon your shoulders. When mountains must be climbed and chasms are to be crossed; when hope scarce can shine through. That every gift God gave you might grow along with you. And let you give the gift of joy to all who care for you.
That you may always have a friend that is worth that name. Whom you can trust, and who helps you in times of sadness. Who will defy the storms of daily life at your side.
One more wish I have for you:
That in every hour of joy and pain that you may feel God close to you. This is my wish for you, and all who care for you.”
I am not Irish, but I would happily convert for this music and this blessing. (and of course the jewelry)