Love, Luck, and Shamrocks: St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Style Inspiration
Being that St. Paddy’s is exactly a week away, I was looking around for some shamrock wedding ideas when as luck would have it, this lovely St. Patrick’s Day green and white inspiration shoot from Michael Paul Photo suddenly landed in my inbox! I know you will love the gorgeous styling of this beautiful (real-life!) couple, the cohesive DIY details, and the stunning couple portraits against a wintry Massachusetts backdrop so I wasted no time in putting this feature together. Enjoy!
Photographer Michael Paul Scroggin tells us more about their vision for this shoot:
The theme for this wedding seemed to come so naturally once we found that Sean & Amanda both have a passion for Irish Culture. It was easy to decide on a green and white luck theme for this married couple. With the couples’ excitement came a chance to be creative and realize that this couple is not only lucky to have each other but lucky to be in love, and we, as a team of wedding professionals also felt very lucky to be a part of this truly magical and blessed day.
The horseshoe is a symbol of good luck and an excellent wedding gift for their guests. The horseshoe must be hung in the home with the ends facing up so the luck doesn’t run out, and the couple chose to use horseshoes for their place cards.
The bride actually has a four leaf clover tattoo, what a coincidence!
This was truly a Massachusetts winter wedding that was filled with the luck of the Irish. We chose to incorporate many details that would ensure that luck would surely follow them throughout their lives and love. Placing a sixpence coin in one of the bride’s shoes will bring the couple luck in securing wealth and good fortune throughout their marriage. To see the bride put on her shoe with the sixpence coin was just another reminder of how traditions can make all the difference in your special day.
We filled the day with shamrocks everywhere, from the bouquets in shades of green and white, to the personalized green and white M&M’s, the cake surrounded by green Trix, the chairs dressed with white feathers, fur and sheer green ribbon, and of course who can forget the shamrock tattoo on the bride!
Not only did Sean and Amanda strive to have good luck but they also wanted every guest to also leave with the some luck of their own. On each menu card was placed a “Kiss Me Frog” charm for each guest to have. “The Kiss Me Frog has a heart that’s true, he will bring you love the whole year through. Kiss him each and every day and soon true love will come your way.
Amanda and Sean are such a lovely couple. (Did you notice how the horses in the background seem to be in love too? So sweet!)
Thank you Michael for sending in this creative and inspiring love, luck and shamrock filled shoot!
How about you dear readers? Are any of you incorporating good luck charms on your special day? Share it with me and everyone via the comments area!
Photographer: Michael Paul Photo
Hair Stylist: Salon Tres Chic
Floral Designer: Floral Affairs
Dress Store: Aliber’s Bridal Shop
Jewelry: Imagine Jewelers
Bakery: Hager Bros. Farm Market
Ironwork: Morrell Metalsmiths
Image submission via Two Bright Lights
Tags: DIY weddings, handmade weddings, themed wedding inspiration, themed wedding shoots