Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

First Comes Love, Then Comes Links, 3/17/11

Lucky Vanilla Cupcakes from Sprinkle Bakes

Céad míle fáilte, everyone! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating at the pubs tonight or opting for a quiet night in, here’s a little Celtic inspiration for any time of the year.

Irish Soda Bread

I’ve seen so many beautiful ways to incorporate bread into a ceremony or reception, why not give a nod to Celtic custom with soda bread? Here are a few traditional recipes, and a little of its history.

St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Garter

In addition to this shamrock-adorned style, The Garter Girl offers a wide variety of wedding garters, including a line made with materials derived from recycled plastic bottles.

Lucky Vanilla Cupcakes and Celtic Knot Cookies

Ground pistachios lend a dusting of green, and chocolate horseshoes top off these wedding-worthy desserts; these sweet Celtic knots would make a memorable favor.

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration Board

If you haven’t seen Snippet and Ink’s St. Patrick’s Day inspiration board, check out the soft green, cream tones, and touches of Guinness brown.

Claddagh Rings on Etsy

One of the most recognizable Irish symbols of love—Jim Morrison and Patricia Kennealy even exchanged a set at their handfasting ceremony—Claddagh rings date back to the seventeenth century. Nelly Van Cleeff and a number of other etsy shops offer a broad selection.

Irish Wedding Traditions

Brides marrying on a Sunday or weekday, take note: the Irish considered it unlucky to marry on a Saturday. But no matter what day you plan to wed, add a little luck to your celebration; traditions and folklore include wildflower wreaths and a few protections against the mischief of fairies.

Erin go Bragh!

Have a wonderful weekend!


When Anna-Marie isn’t searching the blogs, she’s writing romance stories, cooking for her wife, or freelancing as a cake decorator and floral designer.

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