Bohemian St. Patrick’s Day with Clydesdales
Kiss me I’m Irish! ?
I love this St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Inspiration!! ?It is perfect for anyone that wants a St. Patrick’s Day themed wedding or even for those that want to celebrate a Celtic heritage or have green and gold as their color palette. ?And let’s not forget about those amazing Clydesdale horses!
For our color palette we used hunter green, emerald green, gold, and white.
Our table was a farmhouse table from Barron’s Rentals. These farmhouse tables are unique in that the top is removable so you can use a linen underneath for a more formal look than just a straight farmhouse table. On the table, we set a setting for 6. We had gold chargers topped with beautiful china from Vintage English Teacup in green and gold.
On top of the china, we placed gold glitter favor boxes and golden key bottle openers from Kate Aspen. Our flatware was also gold to stay with our palette. Our escort cards were gold and white baroque frames from Kate Aspen with custom name cards inside designed and printed by T.evenire Stationery Boutique. We used crystal glassware along with beautiful vintage green glasses. Of course, we had to include the Irish staple, Guinness, for each place setting. For decor on our main table, our centerpiece was a beautiful arrangement of greenery which included ivy, and white hydrangeas, mini roses, and lilies that matched our bride’s bouquet and halo set into a vase that is the feet of a leprechaun.
Branching out from the centerpiece were four clear candlesticks with gold candles and golden pots holding cloverleaf arrangements. To finish off the table, we sprinkled cloverleaf confetti. We used vintage wooden chairs from Barron’s Rental Center with gold glitter and polka dot fans from Kate Aspen placed in them. For our chair markers, we used hanging Clydesdale horseshoes (for luck!) with ivy. A little tip if you choose to use horseshoes in your wedding decor; be sure to hang them with the opening facing upwards so that your luck doesn’t fall out.
Our bride wore a stunning Sherri Hill gown from High Maintenance Formalwear in green and gold. It is a perfect dress for the bohemian bride that wants a gown in a color. Our groom wore a black tuxedo with a green vest and tie from Perno’s formalwear. His boutonniere consisted of two glittery cloverleafs with a small white flower. Our flower girl wore a white couture tutu dress with green ribbons and had a matching halo to the bride’s. Her flower girl basket had glittering cloverleafs, top hats, and gold coins to scatter down the aisle. We had a smashing cake table with three beautiful glittery cakes from Posh Cakery topped with glittering cloverleafs. Topping the cakes with cloverleafs is a traditional Irish tradition for luck. We are so obsessed with glitter cakes for 2015. It is a major trend for this year. These edible masterpieces were placed on two green cake stands with crystals and a white porcelain stand on a white vintage table. On a vintage white vanity, we had a mini candy station with green candies and a mini bar featuring green liqueurs and Irish whisky.
In the middle, we had a little “pot of gold”.
Our signature drink recipe is:
- 1 ounce Midori Melon Liqueur
- 1/2 ounce green Creme de Menthe
- 1/2 ounce Creme de Cacao
- 2 ounces half and half
- This turns our a beautiful green cocktail.
- We garnished this with a glittering cloverleaf to fit with our theme (and for luck too).
And did we mention the Clydesdales? We had so much fun with these magnificent creatures!! We had a team that was hooked to a carriage that is available from Classic City Clydesdales for weddings. And then we were able to take photographs with a stunning filly named Lita! For Lita’s photo-op, we had a greenery garland with a smattering of flowers!
We also included a bell for our bride to ring in an Irish tradition. Bridal Guide explains this tradition. “A traditional wedding gift for Irish couples, the chime of the bell is said to keep evil spirits away. Ring a bell together after reciting your vows. As you venture into married life, keep your wedding bells in a safe place at home; if you argue, ring the bell and it’ll remind you of your wedding vows.”