How four real brides honored their Irish heritage

Wedding Style & Decor

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Check out how these brides subtly and tastefully incorporated their Irish roots into their wedding day (clockwise from top left):

Print an Irish quote on your wedding invitation. The bride, a graphic designer, designed these wedding invitations that featured a dogwood design and the Irish wedding saying, "Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man."

Serve a traditional Irish fruitcake. The bride's mother baked the wedding cake using a 50-year-old family recipe. The marzipan-covered fruitcake was soaked in alcohol for four months, prior to being adorned with fresh hydrangeas and roses and presented on a silver platter.

Send guests home with Irish chocolate bar favors. This couple shared a taste of home by handing out candy with a custom label wishing their guests "Love, Loyalty and Friendship".

Forget the bagpipes but keep the tunes. For their cliffside wedding overlooking the ocean, Tonia and Ryan hired a violinist to play Irish folk music. "We were looking to create a cozy, romantic mood," says Tonia.

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