Wedding Traditions and Celebrations from the Celtic Isles of Ireland and Scotland
The traditions of Celtic weddings date back to ancient times. Life was not easy so any symbol thought to bring good luck and prosperity to the new couple was highly favored.
Blue is considered a lucky color in Ireland, something borrowed from a good friend to symbolize friendship, a bridal handkerchief is usually something new for good luck. Something old is the connection to family and the sixpence so you will be well off financially in your marriage.
Did you know that in ancient times honey was thought to enhance fertility and many couples were married at a new moon as the lunar calendar was very prominent in ancient Celtic society?