handfasting.  This is an Irish tradition that would be a neat way to incorporate J's Irish heritage.  I'd just have to find something Italian to even things out ;)

handfasting. This is an Irish tradition that would be a neat way to incorporate J's Irish heritage. I'd just have to find something Italian to even things out ;)

Irish Marriage Prayer. Just lovely =)

Monogram Irish Marriage Prayer - Great Wedding, Anniversary or Life Occasion GIft

Bells were thought to ward off evil spirits and were also used if the married couple had an argument. One of the newlyweds would ring the bell as a way to end the fight and make a truce, reminding them of their wedding vows.

From Ireland, With Love: Celtic Wedding Traditions Slideshow

Bells were thought to ward off evil spirits and were also used if the married couple had an argument. One of the newlyweds would ring the bell as a way to end the fight and make a truce, reminding them of their wedding vows.

Wedding traditions - who wants to throw an old shoe over my head as a I leave the ceremony? :)

Wedding traditions - who wants to throw an old shoe over my head as a I leave the ceremony? :)

Irish Wedding Traditions - Pink with Envy Event Planning Services

Ways to incorporate Irish traditions into a wedding

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