Irish Claddagh Wedding Invitations
These beautiful Irish Claddagh wedding invitations feature a metallic gold cardstock, white printed overlay attached with a gorgeous gold Irish Claddagh decorative brad. Order invitation supplies and view easy instruction how to make brad invitations at Formal-Invitations.com
The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring given as a token of love or worn as a wedding ring. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the city of Galway. The ring was first produced in the 17th century during the reign of Queen hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). The expression which was associated with these symbols in the giving of the ring was: “With my two hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my loyalty.” Yet, the expression, “Let love and friendship reign forever” can be found as another meaning for the symbols.