St. Patricks day wedding… how to avoid the cheesyness?!??

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Fiance is a big burly irish man. He wanted to get married on St. Patricks day more than anything. I had to break his little green heart and tell him NO. He convinced me to look things up before I turned it down completely. I did and I loved the different shades of green bridesmaids dresses. And we were going to have a candy bar with gold foil chocolate coins, and yellow M&M’s, and Skittles for our rainbow.

After a ton of talking and planning it just wasn’t the right timing. So now we are having a diamond themed wedding in June and the colors are pink and silver. Which, I didn’t know until after the fact, are my mom and dad’s wedding colors. They didn’t get the big wedding that they are giving me, and it’s like my mom is planning the wedding she always wanted. Which is ok with me cause she is pulling out all of the stops.

I hope that my little cheesie candy bar is something you would enjoy.

Post # 33
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Helper bee

@Melini: You can’t forget Smithwicks- Or Kilkenny! Guiness with blackcurrant.

We live and are getting married in Ireland, and musts are some 12 yr old Connemara whiskey, Guiness and Smithicks/Kilkenny. My bf can’t be without it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MrsWeddingbliss:The Protestant Party in Ireland is known as the “Orange Party”… the Catholics “Green”… Although Ireland is 90% Catholic, it is controlled by the Protesant party, because it is part of the UK (Protestant).  For over 1,000 years there has been a feud between the parties… it continues.

 

In history, the government would do such things as seize land and then offer it free to those who would support the crown and prevent rebellion of the Catholics… Parliament forbad deportation of Irish made goods, destroying the livelihood of the majority.. (leading to such things as the potato famine).  The book Angela’s Ashes (all of Frank McCort’s books) give a really vivid picture of the life of Catholics in even recent history in Ireland.

 

Saint Patrick is a Catholic saint.. he is credited for bringing Christianity to Ireland.

(The shamrock represents the trinity..)

So to purposely wear orange on St Patrick’s Day is showing support for the persecution of the Catholics of Ireland..

The flag of Ireland is green, white then orange.. the white signifying the hope of peace between the parties …

 

Hope that helps?

 

Post # 36
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am getting married on 3.17.12.  I have embraced the theme and found some really awesome things.  I am having a hard time on a cake.  I HATE fondat.  I want ONLY buttercream frosting.  I am also having a very small wedding – so small that we will need 2 layers for the cake, the top for the anniversary and the bottom for the guests.  Who has suggestions for a good cake?  Also programs.  We are printing all our own invitations but can’t seem to find programs to print….suggestions there too?

 

Thank you!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Ms. Gertie:Wow it sounds like we are both shopping for the SAME thing! 

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hey Date Twin (and others0!

I decided to do a totally different color scheme (navy blue and fuschia) and add St. Patty’s accents.  We are having a green signature drink, the table numbers will be in a shamrock shape, and we are doing a green candy buffet(I really didn’t want a candy buffet, but since St Patty’s candy will be plentiful we thought “what the hay?” LOL).   We are also doing a key lime layer in our wedding cake. 

I just thought of another idea– because of the post by @CindyRelly I am going to post some history about Saint Patrick in our programs. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I chose my dress in Ivory instead of white, I am pasty white to begin with so I wanted to define me from the dress, LOL.

 

I am only having a maid of honor so she is in Hunter green and my accent color is ivory.  The best man will also have a hunter green vest and tie.

We have our invitations that have a trinity love knot on them.  Our favor is trinity love knot wine stoppers.  My flowers are cala lillies tuplis and bells of ireland.  My accent color is pale yellow – my least favorite color in the WORLD is orange, LMAO.  I am having trouble with programs.  We are on an incredibly strict budget so we are printing our invites ourselves and want to do the programs also,  I found a place last night that will make a PDF of our program for $38 and we can print our own…..that might work!

Believe it or not I cannot find a limo for the night.  We only need it for transport from the reception back to Boston to the hotel.  They want to give me a town car, but I really have my heart set on a limo.  They want to save the limos for nights on the town since it is St Patrick’s Day….FML, LOL

Our menu in no way shape or form is Irish food.  I hate corn beef and cabage, LOL.  We are having Chicken Picatta, I love LEMON!

And then there is the cake.  It has to be 2 layers and classy.  I hate FONDANT.  I want butter cream frosting but classily decorated with some green accents.  I am not going crazy with things.  No shamrocks, no leprachauns etc…..Small but elegant ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I just had a thought…..I could have the trinity love knot pipped around the trim of my cake in hunter green ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Brainstorming at work is GREAT, LOL

Post # 41
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

82 Days left ladies. How is it going?

Post # 42
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3687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Where in St. Augustine are you getting married?

Post # 43
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are using the Trinity/Crltic Love Knot as our main “Irish” theme. It’s on our invitation/rep,y card and program…..my colors are hunter green and ivory, but that’s where tne Irish tne e stops…

Post # 44
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@ Ms. Gerti — i am also gettign married on MArch 17th 2012. you can find Programs at microsoft office under the templates tab. And design it how you see fit, For our we put the claddagh in the fron with shamrocks inside. Check it out! It is super easy adn totally cost effetive. Let me know how you make out.

 

The link is below.

 

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?ck=1&ex=2&qu=wedding%20program%20templates&av=all#ai:TC001110191|

 

There are dozens to shooce from. Remember youc an chase anything in the program, from color, to picture, to font so it correlates directly with you wedding theme! Good Luck!

 

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well I’m having a very Traditional Celtic wedding…. one thing you can do is to go back to Irish Tradition… no clovers or leprachauns etc…  but tradtion… so many sites have ideas and it will be remembered also it is not done often…with true irish tradition

6pence in the shoe and all….

Good Luck Laughing

Slainte

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