"May God be with you and bless you, May you see your children's children, May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings, May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward."
A wonderful gift for the new couple, this popular Irish Wedding Blessing was delicately painted by a Celtic artist, Kevin Dillion in the original monastic tradition. This Wedding Blessing makes a great gift for a new couple!
Please Note: Framed print is not the Irish Wedding Blessing but a representation of the the framing style.
Kevin Dillon, Celtic Artist
For centuries, prior to the invention of the printing press, monastic artists had been hand lettering, illuminating and painting books and scrolls on parchment. The most significant illuminated manuscript in the world, The Book of Kells was produced by Irish monks. In the tradition of the Book of Kells, Celtic artist Kevin Dillon has rediscovered the same mediaeval techniques used by these monks. Using a mortar & pestle, Kevin crushes semi-precious stones - lapis lazuli, cinnabar, azurite, orpiment and malachite to make his own paints. Using a dip pen or goose quill the letters are meticulously applied by hand to the calf skin vellum. One at a time the colors are applied - first blue, followed by the reds, then each remaining color in turn. The final illumination is achieved using 24K gold leaf. The artist’s seal, a stylized design of his initials, is imprinted into molten, charred wax at the bottom of each piece making every print a unique piece of artwork to treasure for years to come.