As a professional wedding officiant, I hear some of the most beautiful wedding readings! I thought I’d share this Irish Blessing with you, because it’s one of my favorites. It’s very sweet, meaningful and timeless! I’m sure you’ve heard parts of it before, but here it is in its entirety.
Old Irish Wedding Blessing
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
The rains fall soft upon the fields.
May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another trip a smile from
your lips, a twinkle from your eye.
And when eternity beckons, at the end of a life heaped
high with love, May the good Lord embrace you with the
arms that have nurtured you the whole length of your
May the gracious God hold you both in the palm of His
And, today, may the Spirit of Love find a dwelling place in your hearts.