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Throwing things at the Newlyweds!

October 14, 2013

Since ancient Rome it has been a tradition to throw grain, traditionally wheat, at a wedding ceremony. Grains, wheat, rice, etc. have played a significant part in the wedding ceremony for thousands of years as a symbol of fertility and prosperity. This derives from a time when wealth was measured by how much food you […]

The Celtic Claddagh Wedding/Engagement Ring

October 3, 2013

The Claddagh, a traditional ring from Ireland comes with a varied history. Perhaps the most popular legend about the origin of the Claddagh ring comes from Galway around the 1700’s. It is said that Richard Joyce, a silversmith, was captured on his way to the West Indies where he was sold into slavery to a […]