St. Patrick’s Day / Irish-Inspired Wedding Ideas

March 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm (Wedding Planning Tips) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Whether you’re decked out in shades of green or simply offer a nod to Irish heritage by way of a Guinness toast, celebrating your wedding with a St. Patrick’s Day or Irish-inspired theme practically guarantees fun.

The best part of this theme is you can go as little or as big as you’d like – whether it’s the traditional “Top of the Morning” breakfast (think: sausage, baked beans, soda bread) with your bridal party or offering an Irish blessing over dinner. Here are some ideas we love.

Ceremony
Have your guests take and hold a smooth stone while you say your vows. Irish tradition believes this to be good luck and so the words said at this time are, in fact, “set in stone.” Further remember this by asking guests to write their names and well wishes on the stones before returning them – a great alternative to a guest book!

Photo Credit: Marissa Rodriguez http://www.marissarodriguez.com/blog/

Photo Credit: Marissa Rodriguez 

Another “literal” touch? Bind your hands with your bride or groom during the ceremony, a Celtic wedding tradition called hand fasting that is thought to have given way to the phrase “tying the knot.”

Green may be your favorite color, but if you’d rather keep the touches subtle, try adding a brooch to your bouquet or shoes.

Photo credit: Katelyn James

Photo credit: Katelyn James

Reception

Whether your guests decide to partake early on or as a nightcap, indulge them with an Irish whiskey tasting bar.

Remember, green is not the only color choice – gold and white make perfect complimentary hues. Check out this gorgeous cake – it almost looks too good to eat! Almost…

Before the night ends, send your guests home with a sweet favor like green and white M&Ms.

Or personalized mints with a Celtic knot or four-leaf clover.

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1 Comment

  1. gracemccarthy50 said,

    Reblogged this on irishweddingworld.

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