Luck of the Irish – Wedding style

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Did you know that today is considered the luckiest wedding anniversary date in Ireland?  Who knew!

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Globetrotting Bride – Irish Wedding Traditions

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In case you’re getting married today (or if you want to incorporate some Irish elements into your wedding), check out these wedding day traditions from Ireland:

An old Irish tradition calls for the wedding couple to walk to the church together before exchanging their wedding vows. As they walk down the main street to the chapel, onlookers would not only throw rice to bless the marriage, but larger items as well, such as pots and pans.  OUCH!!!

The traditional Irish bride often wears a blue wedding dress, rather than a white dress. This is because blue symbolized purity in ancient times. It wasn’t until the year 1499 that a white wedding dress began to symbolize virginity and purity.

English lavender, an ancient symbol of love, loyalty, devotion and even luck is often mixed with the bride’s wedding flowers to help insure a happy and long-lasting union.

Another tradition is for the bride to braid her hair for her wedding day. Braided hair is an ancient symbol of feminine power and luck.

Have a great day and if you’re looking for a warm up on this freezing New York City day, here’s a great Irish Coffee recipe.

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Vera Wang goes Pretty in Pink!

Looks like white weddings are getting a little dull for Vera Wang. The top bridal designer unveiled a slew of pink, rose and coral gowns for her Fall 2014 bridal collection.

Globetrotting Bride - Vera Wang Pink Gowns - Getty Images

Globetrotting Bride – Vera Wang Pink Gowns – Getty Images

What do you think?  My initial reaction is no but it might be fun for a super exotic wedding…

 

Amazing Wedding Cakes: Ruffles here, there and everywhere!

Does your wedding gown feature ruffles upon ruffles?  You may want consider one of these amazing wedding cakes with ruffles here, there and everywhere…

Who says wedding cakes (or gowns) need to be white?  Check out this peachy tower of ruffles from a piece o’ CAKE.

Globetrotting Bride - Amazing Wedding Cakes

Globetrotting Bride – Amazing Wedding Cakes

How pretty is this romantic ruffled cake spotted on Gabba Gabba Gorgeous??  Just gorgeous, right?

Globetrotting Bride - Amazing Wedding Cakes

I am in love with this Frill Wedding Cake from Maisie Fantaisie Wedding Cakes.  This would be super easy to color coordinate with your theme.

Globetrotting Bride - Amazing Wedding Cakes

Which is your fave?

Happy National Proposal Day!!!!!

What?  You didn’t know today was National Proposal Day?

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To celebrate, I bring you the infamous Brooklyn Bridge proposal where the guy looses (but luckily finds) the ring…

Looking for a Unique Wedding Registry Idea???

Is your kitchen already stocked?  Do you have enough bedding to last a lifetime?  Why not register for something you’ll actually enjoy…upscale restaurant gift certificates aka DINNER COOKED BY SOMEONE ELSE!!!

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The Foodie Registry lets couples register for meals at more than 100 restaurants across the country.  This is a great option for foodies and globetrotters alike.  Just set up a registry, select your favorite restaurants and spread the word about your love of food to your guests.

It sure beats ending up with another pair of candlesticks…

Heading off on a Parisian Honeymoon??? Oh, la, la.

Are you jetting off to St. Tropez after your nuptials?  If so, this cute Jonathan Adler cosmetics bag is the perfect travel accessory.  It could also be a great gift for your bridesmaids, especially if you filled it with cosmetics and some fancy perfume…

stBon voyage!!!