Friday, March 17, 2017

Raise a Cup, Hoist a Pint


Weddings are joyful (usually) events where two people make vows to love and care for each for the rest of their lives.  

Probably each reader participated in such a wedding as witnesses, family, and share in the reception. Well, actually, after the wedding ceremony, people head to food and drink, cut the cake, and then dance. It can all be pretty sedate and forgettable.

  

Riverdance in 1988 which inspired Irish Dancing all over the world
On YouTube you will find so many clips of Michael Flatley who was never a humble self-deprecating fella.

But, have any of you EVER witnessed an Irish wedding?  What if the bride and groom are professional Irish dancers from Riverdance?  What if many of the guests are are their buddies from Riverdance?  What if...





There you are, a St. Patrick's Day gift for all to enjoy a wedding done right.

Enjoy St. Paddy's Day!  Avoid the garishness of canals died green in Chicago.

  Eat corned beef (not really an Irish thing), boiled potatoes, onions, and cabbage.  Top it all of with a "trifle", which is really a British and Irish dessert.

Guinness is up to you.


Hoist a pint, or maybe two


25 comments:

  1. I was lucky to see the live show of Riverdance ... amazing!

    Happy St Patricks Day to all who may celebrate.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We all with get together tomorrow, after our gr-daughters dance at three (3) different places. Irish dancing is a beauty to watch.

      Delete
  2. Wonderful videos. I thought of Ginger Rogers, except now the line is "she did it in a wedding gown."

    ReplyDelete
  3. Would sure be a wedding to remember indeed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are some weddings that deserve remembering.

      Delete
  4. Meat, dessert and Guinness sound fantastic to me - Lets have one last round for the road, haha.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Toast and thanks be to God for His blessings, Guinness maybe one of them.

      Delete
  5. That was awesome and wonderful to watch and I had a smile on my Irish face from beginning to end. I hope the couple live as joyful a life as that dance was.

    I made Guinness. (Irish) double chocolate coookies with Bailey's Irish Cream frosting for St Paddy's day. They tasted better and were more Irish than corned beef and cabbage.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, post the recipe one of these days!

      Delete
  6. Nope, this reader has not been to many weddings at all. (Just one. Ever.)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As you head into years when friends are getting married, you might find yourself eating chicken and broccoli in a noisy rented hall. Sorry.

      Delete
  7. Wow! The dancing at that wedding reception is something all of the people who were there will always remember. Plus... it's on Youtube!(We only did the polka at ours... HA)

    We had corned beef, but Arlene's cookies sound much better...

    ReplyDelete
  8. My parents' church did not approve of dancing, so our wedding reception was sooo sedate.
    Those cookies sound wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It may have been our wedding guests fell asleep. Too much mixed nuts and mint candies put them out?

      Delete
  9. Well, that was so fun to watch! Didn't really celebrate St. Paddy's day here.. I didn't even wear green! When my kids were little, we usually did something, but times are different with an empty nest!
    I didn't have a dance at my wedding either.. wasn't really common in our church circles then. Times are different now. I LOVE a good wedding dance.. the right music makes all the difference.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your comments! We used to celebrate St. Paddy's Day for several days. At least in my classroom we did.

      Wedding dancing is exhilarating! Something about joy.

      Delete
  10. This was wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.
    I saw Riverdance live and it was my daughter's color guard theme one year so I find it especially meaningful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seeing Riverdance on stage filled us with so much energy. Color guard theme--must have been awesome.

      Delete
  11. I will always take a Guinness! Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We did! No Guinness, but that may change.

      Delete
  12. Hope you had a great St Paddy's Day! I was lucky enough to see Irish dancing up close in Belfast - not at a wedding, but great entertainment all the same.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Irish dancing anywhere is good. We have never been to Belfast, but someday will be just fine. Thanks for your comments!

      Delete

Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!