Category Archives: Irish Weddings

Ogham Script ‘Faith’ Irish Wedding Rings

This stunning collection of Irish wedding rings each features the Old Irish Ogham word for Faith beautifully inscribed on it.  This ancient script is the oldest form of recorded Irish written language.  It was thought to have been invented at some point between the 1st and 4th centuries.  The oldest surviving examples come from the 4th century, but it is thought that the script could have been used prior to that time, but written on perishable materials which would not survive until present day.

Irish ogham wedding band

Ogham Irish wedding band presented in white gold.

It is this ancient language that became the inspiration for a new line of Irish wedding bands – the Faith Collection.  Each of these beautiful bands is inscribed with the word ‘Faith’ in Ogham script.  There are then six different styles of wedding band to choose from – each featuring certain Irish and Celtic symbology.  Choices include Trinity knots, Claddaghs, Celtic Knot, Le Cheile, Celtic Cross, and Newgrange symbols.  The full line can be seen in our Ogham Faith Wedding Bands category.

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The inspiration behind the use of the word ‘Faith’ is that we all have different backgrounds and experiences.  This often leads to differing religions and belief structures.  However, the one thing that we all generally have in common is a belief or faith in something.  It might be faith in a higher power, faith in loved ones, faith in each other, or faith in knowing that we can indeed reach our dreams.

These Irish wedding rings are available in a wide variety of precious metal types from oxidized sterling silver to 14K white or yellow gold.  They are also available in two-tone gold for a stunning presentation.  Each ring is comfort-fit, and the rings are unisex – suitable for men and women.  All of our Irish jewelry is imported from Ireland and hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle.

Visit us online at Celtic By Design and see our full range of Irish jewelry and Irish gifts!

Irish Bridal Celtic Trinity Knot Tiara

Over the years, we’ve sold quite a lot of different tiaras at Celtic By Design.  None has proven as popular as this stunning Celtic Trinity Knot Tiara from Ireland.  This beautiful tiara in centered upon the Celtic Trinity Knot which is decorated with gorgeous Austrian crystals.  Also lavishly decorating the tiara is additional Celtic knotwork, which tapers off into another Trinity Knot at each side of the tiara.  Additional accent items include pearls.  The frontal design area measures approximately 4.5″ wide and 1″ tall.

Silver Rhodium Celtic Trinity Knot TiaraThis stunning Trinity Knot Tiara is perfect for any Irish wedding.  It is also extremely popular for both Proms as well as First Holy Communions.  The Trinity Knot is used extensively in Celtic works of art, such as the Ireland’s famous Book of Kells.  It is often used to represent three of something, such as the Blessed Trinity.  Trinity knots are also used often on Celtic crosses and other Irish and Celtic stone artifacts.

Available in Rhodium plated silver, this tiara positively gleams and compliments any hairstyle.  Rhodium is one of the most brilliant metals used in fine jewelry and is often used to plate over silver, white gold, and platinum.  It is known as the “noble metal”.  It is not subject to tarnishing (unlike non-plated sterling silver) and will maintain its brilliance for many, many years to come.  There is absolutely no reason that you should not plan on using this tiara as an heirloom in the future.

As if the Rhodium version is not stunning enough, our 18K Celtic Trinity Knot TiaraTrinity Knot tiara is also available in 18K gold plate.  The 18K gold version is identical to the rhodium plated one is every aspect except the final finish.  This fine 18K gold finish is not subject to tarnish either.  Even more impressive that that both are identically priced!

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Irish Wedding Customs: Wedding Coin & Wedding Bell

Two customs for Irish weddings that we’ve always been enamored with are the Irish wedding coin and the wedding bell.  Each adds a little touch of “Irishness” to your wonderful day!

The Irish wedding coin is an old custom that involves the groom giving the bride his coin as a symbol of all his worldly goods.  Another tradition has it that both the bride and groom should exchange coins, and if they clink during the exchange, the couple will be blessed with children.  These coins are made in Dublin, Ireland from sterling silver.  They’re sure to last for generations, and are often handed down from mother to eldest son. They are presented in a lovely jewelry box for safekeeping.

Another wonderful Irish wedding tradition is the use a wedding bell during the ceremony.  All all the wedding bells that we’ve come across, the Irish pewter bell from Mullingar Pewter has impressed us the most.  Made in Ireland, using traditional methods, Mullingar Pewter makes only the finest ware.  After use during the ceremony, the bell should be kept in the home.  During any small disagreements, the bell is rung to remind you of your wedding day and your love for each other.  It is also use abundantly during the wedding reception to “force” the bride and groom to exchange a kiss!

CelticByDesign.com carries a wide range of products for your Irish wedding.  We have everything from Irish wedding accessories to beautiful Celtic and Irish wedding bands.  You’re sure to find everything you need for the perfect Irish wedding!

Irish Wedding Cake Accessories

Accessories for an Irish wedding cake have always been extremely important to most brides.  These accessories add an Irish flair to the wedding reception – honoring a couple’s Irish heritage and desire to remember their roots.

We currently have two different styles of Irish cake toppers that are perfect for your wedding cake.  The first is a Claddagh cake topper made in Ireland by Mullingar Pewter.  It is graced on each side with the Irish Claddagh symbol, as well as a ring of Claddaghs around the base.  It stands 5.5″ high.

The second style is a bride and groom figuring made by the Belleek China.  This cake topper is taller in height at 8″ tall.  It is made from the delicate and beautiful Belleek Parian China – known the world over translucent qualities.  The base is decorated with the Irish Claddagh and is trimmed in gold.

In keeping with a Claddagh theme, another perfect Irish wedding cake accessory is a Claddagh cake server.  This stunning server is also made in Ireland and presented in a lovely felt-lined wooden presentation box.  The server measure 10.5″ in length and is sure to become a treasured family heirloom and appear in the weddings of more than one generation!

Celtic Wedding Gold Tiara

The “rules” applying to jewelry in general are basically the same for Irish jewelry – quite often less is indeed more.  For an Irish wedding, that means choosing your jewelry even more carefully in order to get the desired effect from some truly beautiful pieces.

This beautiful and stunning Gold Celtic Wedding Tiara is certainly one of those pieces.  It is discreet, yet adorned with ancient Celtic symbols, ensuring the theme of your wedding carries to your hairstyle.

This particular Irish wedding tiara is plated in 18K gold for unmatched brilliance and shine.  It features alternating shamrocks, leaves and Trinity knot symbols – each of which is filled with glistening Austrian crystals.  The frontal height of the tiara is approximately 1/2″.  The combined effect is stunning!

Naturally, each of these tiaras is made in, and directly imported from, Ireland.  It is presented in a wonderful cushioned keepsake box to protect it for a lifetime.

Whatever your needs for your Celtic or Irish wedding, be sure to visit CelticByDesign.com.  We have a large assortment of wedding items for your perusal, as well as a huge selection of Irish and Celtic wedding bands.

Irish Celtic Wedding Toasting Flutes

Whenever good friends or family are getting married, you always want to try and give the perfect wedding gift.  You’re after something that will really thrill the bride and groom.  At CelticByDesign.com, we’ve got a great range of Irish wedding gift ideas – with something for almost any budget.

One of our most popular Irish gifts for a wedding has to be our beautiful Irish wedding flutes.  These beautiful Irish toasting flutes are made in Ireland by craftsmen at Galway Irish Crystal and Mullingar Pewter, and then imported directly to our warehouse in the US.  We also have personalized Irish Wedding champagne glasses available that are also crafted and etched at Galway Irish Crystal in Ireland.

For the dinner itself, we also offer matching wine glasses.  So if you’ve been looking for a great Irish gift idea for a loved one’s wedding, seriously consider a set of Celtic toasting glasses.  You are sure to not be disappointed, and the are guaranteed to be well received!

Celtic & Irish Tiaras

CelticByDesign.com is proud to offer the very best in Irish tiaras imported directly from Ireland. You can easily find the perfect Irish tiara for your wedding, including a beautiful gold Trinity knot tiara or the wonderfully timeless Claddagh tiara.

Each of our stunning tiaras is crafted in Ireland, and then imported directly to us. The quality of these tiaras is excellent – or we would not offer them. You’re sure to not be disappointed, and the reviews from other customers can attest to that.

Whether your tastes lie in rhodium or in 18K gold, you are sure to find the perfect style of tiara for your special day. Our tiaras are also perfect for use as an Irish Communion tiara for those making their First Communion.

No matter if you are seeking the finest in Irish gifts, or Irish jewelry, CelticByDesign.com is sure to not disappoint. Please feel free to visit us for that special Irish item. You’ll not be sorry!

Claddagh Wedding Candles

On your Irish wedding day, few things are as touching as the Unity candle ceremony.  And what better candles to use than these Claddagh wedding candles imported straight from Ireland?

Each candle in this set features the Irish Claddagh as well as decorative Celtic knotowrk.  The smaller tapers feature the words Love, Loyalty, and Friendship while the larger candle is etched with:

Our Wedding Day
the Heart for Love
the Crown for Loyalty
the Hands for Friendship
Claddagh

Made from high-quality, unscented materials in Ireland.

Wedding Flutes From Ireland

These stunning wedding flutes from Ireland are the perfect way to toast your Irish wedding day! Each flute is features a beautiful cut pattern in the crystal, and is etched with the Irish Claddagh.

Made in Ireland by Galway Irish Crystal, these glasses stand 10″ tall. Packaged in a wonderful lined presentation box – sure to keep your treasured glasses safe and secure for many years to come. Also perfect for gift-giving on an anniversary or as an Irish wedding gift.

Celtic Tiaras For Your Wedding

Dear Mark,

I know that the economy is in the dumps right now, but our wedding is coming up in late June. With this in mind, what can you recommend for a Celtic tiara that’s not going to break my budget?

Amy in NH

There certainly are a variety of Celtic tiaras available. Although I have seen some knock-offs from China around the internet, most genuine tiaras from Ireland are over $100. Since you are stressing your budget, I am going to guess that you’d prefer something less expensive.

This lustrous Celtic tiara is a great way to go. It is imported from Ireland, and is rhodium plated for a truly brilliant shine. The beautiful design on the front consists of both Trinity knots, and the Claddagh. Brilliant Austrian crystals abound in the setting. The design is 2.5” wide and 1.25” high.
I should note that not only is this Celtic tiara perfect for any Celtic or Irish-themed wedding, but it is also a wonderful accent for a First Communion or prom.