Ah, June, the most romantic and beautiful of months, so many feel. Is it any surprise that there are so many weddings in June?
What do the Irish have to say about marrying in June?
Marry when June roses blow,
over land and sea you’ll go.
Talk about delightful! Who knows what types of wonderful places you will get to visit? Could it be the cafes of Paris you get to explore? Maybe you’ll ride the gondolas in Venice, Italy. Maybe you’ll explore the hills and dales of Ireland itself!
What is your dream vacation? The one place you’d really, really want to go? Perhaps your future holds that in store for you! As a special blessing for your love!
Hold fast to those dreams. Work toward them day by day and you never know – they could just come true!
Getting Married in April might seem simply ideal. There are cherry blossoms in the air. The beautiful gentle breezes. Warm sunshine. Lots of flowers.
So why is it that in the traditional set of Irish sayings about months we have:
Marry in the month of May,
you will surely rue the day.
However, the Irish were a practical lot. They knew that May was an INCREDIBLY busy time for farmers. It was when everything had to be planted. Tended to. Cared for. The last thing a person should be doing in May is wandering off for days to just party. Never mind throwing a party that would cause every other farmer to come and join them!
The Irish wanted to make sure that May was dedicated to the planting season. It was after all that hard work was done that the celebrations could begin!
In our modern times, most of us aren’t farmers, so we don’t have the same kind of restraints. So if you’re marrying in May, do not despair. We can treasure our older traditions without being bound by them. We can know that the original farmers slaved day and night to keep their farms going. We can be grateful that for most of us, times are a bit easier and we have the blessing of being able to Marry in May.
So think of it in that way. It’s a blessing. We have a life we can treasure.
The Irish have a saying for every month of the year! Here’s their proverb for those who get married in April.
Marry in April when you can,
joy for maiden and for man
This is about as good as it gets for the Irish. They are celebrating love and laughter with a straightforward encouragement! That’s what a happy relationship is all about.
Gather your best friends together, treasure your love, and know that it was meant to be.
Enjoy all those spring flowers and celebrate a romance which will last with joy and laughter!
The luck of the Irish is definitely strong in March! This is the month with St. Patrick’s Day in it!
What do the Irish say about getting married in March?
If you wed when March winds blow,
joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
That is the way of our world. We all face ups and downs. That’s why the wedding vows traditionally say “for better or for worse” – and it’s those downs which make us really appreciate the ups. You know you have a true partner in life when they stick with you even during the rough spots.
So treasure your March wedding and know it’s the way the Irish meant for it to be!
You might think of February as frosty and snowy, but in Ireland this is a delightful time of year. It’s when all the creatures start thinking spring thoughts – including the birds!
The Irish saying for getting married in February is:
When February birds do mate,
you may wed, nor dread your fate.
No need to dread – February is a wonderful time of year for a wedding! And if you live somewhere snowy, it’s even better, because you have a beautiful sparkling landscape around you to work with. Your love will keep you warm!
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Bob made the Irish Soda Bread recipe from my Weddings & Courtships Ireland book as part of the update process. Tasty!
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Happy Happy! I’m loading up a brand new entry for Weddings & Courtships Ireland into Amazon – the first step in enhancing it! :). This book had first been managed by a small-press publisher back in 2003 and I only “regained control” of it last fall. So I had to recreate it from an old PDF file as this first step. It should be live on Amazon by the end of the weekend! #ireland #irishlove