Irish wedding blessing

Irish wedding blessing

Irish wedding blessing

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The old Irish wedding blessing with all the verses. Photo by  Amy Reed

The old Irish wedding blessing with all the verses. Photo by Amy Reed

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

joy-filled days.

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.


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