Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Now that I’m married to Ryan, I need a shirt that says, “Kiss me, you’re Irish.” Anyway…

I thought I’d revisit an inspiration board I made a few years ago, and re-work it with some new St. Patty’s Day finds. For a wedding in this theme, I imagine green grass and gray skies, lots of potted clover (this would be a very do-able project for the DIY-inclined), vintage Irish linens and lace. And of course a chocolate Guinness cake! A delicate clover-leaf necklace is a charming gift for your bridesmaids or flower girls (this is the same necklace that Ryan and I gave to our flower girl and our junior bridesmaid – the pendants are itty bitty and so sweet, and they also come as earrings). I think vintage St. Patrick’s Day greeting cards would be adorable – maybe as save the dates? I also think it’s hilarious how many of these vintage cards say “The Wearing of the Green.”

Anyone have fun plans for the day? Corned beef and cabbage (which I’m told they don’t actually eat in Ireland)? Wearing of the green? Whatever your plans, make sure to stop by later today, because I have the most delightful St. Patrick’s Day faux wedding to share with you – you’re going to love it, even if theme-y weddings aren’t your thing.


Mood: lucky in love!
Palette: clover green, white, brown


Top row from left: photo of bride by Meg Smith, daisy chain invitation suite from Martha Stewart Weddings, pot of pansies via Hardaker & Pope, Guinness draught beer
Row 2: bouquet with sweet peas and crepe paper shamrocks from Martha Stewart Weddings, chocolate Guinness cake by What Katie Ate, vintage St. Patrick’s Day greeting card, men’s green cardigan from J.Crew
Row 3: Irish butter shortbread from Martha Stewart, photo of stone wall and tree in Ireland by Mark Romine, brown linen blazer from Billy Reid
Row 4: four-leaf clover ring pillow from Martha Stewart Weddings, clover leaf necklace by Michael Michaud, shamrock cupcake from Martha Stewart, potted plants from Real Simple


If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #420: Good Green Fun
Board #168: Erin Go Bragh!
Board #192: Earth Friendly #3, Garden Charm

5 comments posted +add a comment SEE MORE: Inspiration Boards
  1. Kristen

    Love this board, and the overall, relaxed and happy feel-happy st. patricks day!

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  2. Kate from Party Resources

    What a wonderful collection! Happy St. Paddy’s Day from here in Boston!

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  3. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    You’re right, that shamrock necklace makes a lovely bridesmaid’s and flower girl’s gift!

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  4. Helen

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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  5. the Perfect Palette

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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