St Patrick’s Day Wedding Inspiration

st. patricks day weddding

When most people think of St. Patrick’s Day, the usual associations come to mind: leprechauns, green beer, pots of gold, pinching, right? But the team today (led by  Morgan Trinker Photography and Kelly Dellinger Events) envisioned a wedding loosely inspired by the holiday – with a more modern and subtle interpretation. From the bright color palette (centered around emerald green + gold) to the menu (including mini shepherd’s pies, fish ‘n chips, and Guinness pudding) to the lovely redheaded models (who just so happen to be a real engaged couple with a love for all things Irish themselves!), the feature is full of lots of gorgeousness bringing the Irish influences to life!

green invitation


gold star balloons

birdcage veil

green tie

leg paint

st. patricks day wedding

bride and groom

red lips

green ribbon backdrop


st. patricks day wedding

st. patricks day wedding

gold place setting

st. patricks day wedding

bottle vases

st. patricks day wedding

st. patricks day wedding

st. patricks day wedding

For the custom beer bottles, we designed and ordered vinyl stickers from a local sign shop and attached them directly to the bottles.


ribbon cake

ribbon cake

Here in the South, typically at bridesmaid brunches, there will be a cake with charms attached to ribbons hidden inside. Each girl gets to pull out a ribbon, and it is believed that whichever charm she receives holds a special meaning, offers a nugget of wisdom or advice, or tells her future in some way. But for this shoot, we wanted all of the guests to be able to participate in such a memorable tradition.

We also thought it would be fun to incorporate another element of good luck, so we borrowed a birthday party ritual and had the bride and groom blow out candles on top of the cake to make wishes for their future together.

tissue tassle garland

fish n chips

st. patricks day wedding

st. patricks day wedding

One of Birmingham’s local craft breweries, Avondale Brewery, has an upstairs loft space that’s the perfect setting for an intimate wedding. It even has a private pub-style bar with all its beers on tap, which was perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day reception.

And the video from the day by Kinora Films.

Thanks so much to all these creatives both Alabama and Tennessee for sharing their talent with us today!

photography + concept: Morgan Trinker Photography // coordination + styling: Kelly Dellinger Events // venue: Avondale Brewery // florals: Artisan Flowers // cake: Uprising Cakes // hair: Joanna Ballentine // makeup: Molly Stilley of Morgan Ashley Salon // wardrobe styling: Megan LaRussa of Southern Femme // paper goods: Be True Designs // calligraphy: Kelly Cummings // cinematography: Kinora Films // dress shop: The Bride Room // dress designer: Lula Kate // bride’s charm Necklace: DIY // rentals: Liberty Party Rental

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  1. I love St. Patrick’s Day with all of the vibrant spring colors. Enjoyed the photos and video.

  2. Gorgeous as always, Artisan Flowers!

  3. I’m loving these St. Patricks Day shoots – such a great opportunity to have some fun with colors. This is a great example thanks so much for sharing!

    Jessica x

  4. I love all of the little details–especially the charm necklace. And the heart shaped foam on the drink was cute.

  5. Thank you so much for featuring our shoot!!! It was an absolute blast working with so many marvelous vendors! It’s an honor to be published by GWS! :)

  6. This is so lovely, warm, and intimate! Love those invitations and the bouquet is gorgeous!

  7. Oh wow I just love this shoot. Does anyone know where you can get place mats like that from?

  8. such a fun shoot! all the details and decor work together so well, clearly great team work!!

  9. I L.O.V.E. this!!! So pretty and what fun! Fingers crossed for a St. Pat’s wedding!

  10. So Wonderful! I married my Irishman on St. Paddy’s Day, too, and while my wedding wasn’t as detailed, this brought back many happy memories. Kudos to all the gifted artists who shared their talents, and Congratulations to Molly & Finn!


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