Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Inspiration Board

A wedding is a great excuse to celebrate your heritage, and on St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish! Try a mossy pillow for a lad to bear the rings on, and invite your guests to share your joy with letterpressed foliage. The “Emerald Isle” is steeped in rich traditions and has a long history of craftsmanship. Embrace them with a gorgeous gown of handmade lace and raise a glass to wedded bliss with Ireland’s own Waterford crystal toasting flutes. If you are lucky enough to travel to Ireland for your wedding, there are no shortage of stunning stone cathedrals and castles, like Kilkenny Castle, shown here.

Irish brides carry a horseshoe with them for good luck, and display it in their newlywed home, turned U-side up so the blessings don’t fall out. If you don’t think an iron shoe complements your décor (although we think they can be charming and rustic), why not incorporate horseshoe tags on your favors? Wish your bridesmaids hope, faith, love and luck (one wish for each leaf) with a shamrock pendant necklace by Etsy seller westybron. For a spendier bridesmaids’ gift, try these emerald stunners. They’ll be the perfect complement to the kelly green strapless number.


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