Irish toasts and blessings for your wedding day from Kilkenny Videographers Abbey Video
Throughout my career as a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, I have had the pleasure of filming and witnessing many poignant and emotional wedding ceremonies. Certain details from the day may remain with me and stand out in my memory, such as a sincerely spoken prayer or blessing. When I see the guests are silent, contemplative, with heads bowed down in the many Kilkenny Churches as they listen intently, I sense how the prayer has struck a chord, helping to bring everyone together in thought for that moment.
Traditional Irish prayers and blessings can help bring this quality of intimacy to yourwedding ceremony. And as they are traditional they are also loaded with nostalgia. Perhaps the guests will remember their grandparents saying them long ago, and hearing them again will evoke old memories.
Your choice of prayers and blessings is your opportunity to personalise and bring greater meaning to your ceremony. Choosing a favourite blessing from a grandparent or loved one who may not be present creates a thoughtful and heart-felt expression of remembrance for your ceremony. (The very last blessing is the most famous and also a personal favourite of mine). And of course I can capture all of these wonderful moments as I film your wedding. With my small, compact camera and zoom lens, I can capture these moments close up for you to cherish and remember your wedding day for many years to come.
I am heavily booked for the summer season,in Both Tipperary and of course Kilkenny but a few slots remain available in November, so please enquire soon if you are interested and in order to avoid disappointment. Now is also a great time to think about hiring your wedding videographer if you are getting married in 2016/17. Should you like to discuss any aspect of wedding videography, please get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to help and discuss your ideas. If you are still not sure, have a look at my newestAvailable Packages and some of the fantastic wedding videos which I have filmed recently.
‘May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward’.
‘May there be a generation of children on the children of your children’‘Sliocht sleachta ar shliocht bhur sleachta.’
‘Health and long life to you, land without rent to you, a child every year to you, and death in Old Ireland’.
‘May the roof above you never fall in,
And those gathered beneath it never fall out’.
Here’s to health, peace and prosperity. May the flower of love never be nipped by the frost of disappointment, nor shadow of grief fall among your family and friends’.
‘May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward’.
‘May your home always be too small to hold all your friends’.
‘May I see you grey and combing your grandchildren’s hair’.
A wife of your choice to you,
Land without rent to you,
A child every year to you,
And the light of heaven after this world for you’.
‘May the roof over your heads be as well thatched as those inside are well matched.
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.
‘May the long-time sun shine on you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide you on your way
Akal, Akal, infinity….
Akal, Akal, no end’
‘May the blessing of light,
Be with you always,
Light without and light within.
And may the sun shine
Upon you and warm your heart
Until it glows
Like a great fire
So that other may feel
The Warmth of your love
For one another’.
‘May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again my friend
May God hold you in the hollow (palm) of his hand’.