236 Upper Road
tel:- 028 90 861444
fax:- 028 90 869911
web address:- www.knockaghlodge.com
Knockagh Lodge :-
Very helpful and co-operative staff, great meals. Wedding Receptions are their speciality!
A welcoming smile and a glass of Wine for the Bride and Groom, Red Carpet on arrival, Floral arrangements on your tables, Colour co-ordinated napkins, Choice of cake stand and cake knife, Complimentary room hire for evening entertainment. Late Licence until 1.00am Bridal Changing Room Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator Our rooms are now licensed for Wedding Services.
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.