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LUCKY in Love – Irish Wedding Traditions

March 9th, 2016

When you think of St. Patrick’s day, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, after the color green of course, the first word that comes to mind is luck, which I think is a perfect word to incorporate into a wedding theme. . . . “Lucky In Love.” A St. Patrick’s Day wedding would be a darling theme for a spring wedding, and can be done in a classy way without rainbows and leprechauns.

This inspiration board showcases a gorgeous display of St. Patrick’s Day themed wedding inspiration. The ombre green bridesmaid dresses look stunning together. Incorporate green flowers, shamrocks, and green treats, and you have the makings of a perfect Irish inspired wedding.


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In addition to the gorgeous spring green color palette, Ireland boasts several sweet wedding traditions.

Tying the Knot
Did you know the phrase “Tying the Knot” originated with the ancient Celtic ceremony of hand fasting? This tradition symbolizes the joining of two as one similar to the exchanging of rings. The couple holds their hands together and a brightly colored cord in the bridal party colors is wrapped around their hands as a symbol of their unity in marriage.

Lucky Irish Horseshoe
Irish brides used to carry a real horseshoe turned up for good luck during the ceremony. Then after the wedding the groom would hang the horseshoe in their home for good luck.

Make Up Bell
It is a tradition in Ireland to present a couple with a “make-up” bell for their wedding. The chime of bells is thought to keep evil spirits away and to remind a couple of their wedding vows. This bell is also rung when one partner is ready to “make up” and end a disagreement.

So, what do you think? Would you consider a St. Patrick’s Day inspired wedding?