Sometimes shortened to remove the first line, this traditional Irish Wedding Blessing dates back further than we know, and is still used to this day! Whether you pick out snippets or read the whole thing, this reading wishes the couple the very best during their journey. You may also find some lines work beautifully on your wedding stationery or signage.
Traditional Irish Wedding Blessing
Happy is the bride that rain falls on
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.
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.