Something old, something new, something borrowed, something green?!? With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend I am filled with thoughts of the windswept Irish moors, moss, Snowdrops, and of course Guinness! Drawing my inspiration from the gorgeous natural elements of Ireland I put together an inspiration board that takes a teensy step away from the garish green and a giant leap towards an intensely glamorous event with touches of the raw beauty to be found in the countryside. I daydreamed about a wedding that was almost unearthly, romantic, and mysterious. In my head I saw misty hills, raw rugged untouched beauty , moss, stone, and reclaimed wood to give a nod to Mother Nature while an elegant off-shoulder gown and curly calligraphy glam things up in a mixture sure to be unforgettable. The deep plum color is my version of the “Kiss me I’m Irish” red, and don’t forget the shamrock adorned Guinness for plenty of luck and love! My favorite part of this board is the quant pitcher of Snowdrops. This simple little flower is a symbol of hope and the first flower to bloom in spring. A touching sentiment to add to your special day.
With that I leave you with a traditional Irish wedding vow:
Bye the power that Christ brought
From heaven, mayst thou love me.
As the sun follows its course, mayst
thou follow me.
As light to the eye, as bread to the hungry, as joy to the heart,
may thy presence be with me, oh one that I love,
‘til death comes to part us asunder.