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Irish Wedding Reception


Jumping the Broom


Although the origins of this custom are debated and it is practiced in several cultures around the world, the Celtic variant seems to have its beginnings in Wales. There is some indication that jumping the broom was the symbolic act that “sealed the deal” in cases where the wedding wasn’t officially sanctioned, either by the couple’s respective clans or later, by the Church. To the extent that it is practiced today, “jumping the broom” is seen more often in Scotland and Wales than in Ireland and it usually takes place either at the very end of the ceremony – symbolic perhaps of the couple jumping into a new life together - or during the reception. The broom is laid flat on the ground or it may be held slightly aloft by the best man. Either the groom alone jumps over it or the couple jumps it together (remember to take into account the length of the dress!).

Excerpt From: Áine Minogue. “A Celtic Wedding: How to add the perfect Irish touches to your wedding.”
 

 


Wedding Reception Music


The Irish hold good conversation above all things, except perhaps music! These selections are ideal for any gathering, including the Reception and Rehearsal dinner, and help to open up a subtle space for conversation and camaraderie.

Wedding planners recommend 90-140 songs for the reception alone. While your friends and family enjoy the wonderful hospitality that you've so lovingly prepared for them, be sure to create the perfect atmosphere for everyone to enjoy spending time together. Some of the best weddings are filled with music, lively conversation and the special moments that occur when people who know each other - or perhaps have only met for the first time - have a chance to talk, tell stories, and laugh while sharing the joy of your wedding day. Don't worry - there'll be lots of time to tear up the rug once you hit the dance floor! Your guests will thank you for the opportunity to connect before the music gets cranked and the serious dancing begins! 


Click HERE to see a Full list of musical arrangements for every part of your Wedding!

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  1. 1 O Boro Braindi Braindi 03:53 Info
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  2. 2 Aran Boat Song 04:58 Info
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  3. 3 Brigit's Feast 02:46 Info
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  4. 4 The Gathering 05:17 Info
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  5. 5 An Chuilfhionn 04:53 Info
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  6. 6 Between The Worlds 04:02 Info
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  7. 7 Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms 03:09 Info
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  8. 8 The Mermaid 02:24 Info
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  9. 9 Teir Abhaile Riu 04:11 Info
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  10. 10 Fig for a Kiss 03:26 Info
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  11. 11 Gentle Maiden 04:52 Info
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  12. 12 Greensleeves 03:19
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  13. 13 King of the Faeries (Version 2) Unedited 04:32 Info
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  14. 14 Bridget Cruise 02:44
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  15. 15 Jezebel Carol 02:17 Info
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  16. 16 Celtic Melody 03:33 Info
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  17. 17 Dark Island 05:39 Info
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  18. 18 Days of Emerald 03:47 Info
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  19. 19 Eleanor Plunkett 02:54 Info
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