How to Incorporate Green Into Your Irish Wedding


For couples planning to tie the knot on or around St. Patrick’s Day, embracing the spirit of the holiday can add a charming and festive touch to your special day.

What better way to celebrate than by incorporating the lush and vibrant hue of green into your wedding festivities? Whether you’re aiming for a subtle nod to the Emerald Isle or a full-blown Irish-inspired extravaganza, here are some creative ways to infuse green into your St. Patrick’s Day wedding:

Greenery Galore

One of the simplest and most elegant ways to incorporate green into your wedding decor is through lush greenery. Adorn your ceremony and reception spaces with garlands of eucalyptus, ferns, ivy, and other verdant foliage. Greenery can be draped along aisles, woven into table runners, and used to create stunning backdrops for photo opportunities. It not only does it add a touch of natural beauty. It also symbolises growth, harmony, and new beginnings – perfect sentiments for a wedding celebration.

Bouquet Brilliance

For the bride’s bouquet, consider opting for a verdant arrangement of green blooms mixed with white or cream flowers for a fresh and sophisticated look. Emerald-hued flowers such as green hydrangeas, cymbidium orchids, succulents, and green roses can create a striking focal point against a white wedding gown. Tie it all together with a ribbon in shades of green or a satin ribbon featuring a subtle Celtic knot pattern for an extra nod to Irish heritage.

Dapper Details

Grooms and groomsmen can also get in on the green action with stylish accessories. Consider incorporating green into their attire with touches like green ties, pocket squares, boutonnieres, or even statement socks. For a more understated look, opt for classic black or navy suits accented with greenery boutonnieres for a pop of colour.

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Green Bridesmaid Dresses

Looking for a subtle way to incorporate the theme with your bridesmaids? Why not have your bridesmaids dressed in green or in different shades of green? This will really bring the overall theme together on the day when you are walking out with your girls!

Shamrock Splendor

Embrace the iconic symbol of Ireland by incorporating shamrocks into your wedding decor. Scatter delicate shamrock confetti along tabletops, incorporate shamrock motifs into your stationery suite, or feature edible shamrock garnishes on cocktails or desserts. For an extra dose of luck, consider including a sprig of real shamrocks in the bridal bouquet or groom’s boutonniere.

Sweet Treats

Indulge your guests’ sweet tooth with an array of green-themed treats and desserts. From green velvet cupcakes and mint chocolate chip macarons to matcha-flavored wedding cake and shamrock-shaped cookies, there are plenty of delicious options to satisfy every palate. Serve signature cocktails like green mojitos or Irish whiskey sours garnished with lime wedges for a festive touch.

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Irish-Inspired Fare

Infuse your wedding menu with flavours inspired by traditional Irish cuisine. Incorporate dishes like Irish soda bread, shepherd’s pie, Guinness-braised beef, or potato-based dishes into your reception menu. For a fun and interactive experience, consider hosting a whiskey or Irish whiskey tasting station for guests to enjoy.

Dance the Night Away

Get the party started with a lively ceilidh or Irish folk band to entertain guests and keep the dance floor hopping all night long. Teach guests traditional Irish dances like the jig or reel, or simply encourage everyone to join in the fun and celebrate in true Irish style.

By incorporating these creative ideas, you can create a St. Patrick’s Day wedding celebration that is as enchanting as it is memorable. So, raise a glass to love, luck, and happily ever after – Sláinte!

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