Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's the day when everyone gets to celebrate their inner Irish (because on this day, we are all Irish!). I hope you are wearing your green, or beware the wicked and naughty leprechaun who loves to pinch!
Now perhaps you really are of Irish descent and would like to honor that on your wedding day. While most people might shy away from the bright greens often associated with St. Patrick's Day, others might love the different tones of emerald and viridian. And there are beautifully classy ways to incorporate the color in your wedding palette. Pair the green with muted earth tones like a soft mauve or berry. Metallics can enhance the rich jewel tone of the emerald like gold or copper. Call to mind the beauty of the Irish moors and the wildflowers that bloom on the rolling hills and incorporate that into your wedding decor.
There are many Irish wedding traditions that are still in practice today. The phrase "tying the knot" originates from the Irish ceremony of hand-fasting, wherein the couple's hand are wrapped together with a colorful cord, much like the symbolic exchange of rings. The Lucky Irish Horseshoe was carried upright by the bride throughout the wedding ceremony for good luck. Afterwards, the married couple will hang the horseshoe upright in their home to continue the blessing of their marriage. Shamrocks have long been associated with all things Irish, and are often incorporated in the bride's bouquet. She would tuck into her arrangement a sprig of the shamrocks for additional good luck and merriment.
Now I don't know about you, but I could definitely go for a bowl of Lucky Charms! And maybe a Guiness :)