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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.