Green Inspiration: Wedding Décor Ideas

Springtime in Ireland is a season of rejuvenation, as the enchanting landscapes come alive with vibrant shades of green and delicate blossoms. This picturesque setting is the perfect backdrop for a wedding, inspiring couples to bring green into their wedding decor. Drawing from the natural splendor of the Irish countryside, couples can create a wedding aesthetic that is both elegant and organic. I’ve been sharing some of my favourite green-inspired design details on my Instagram, so be sure to check that out for more green-themed wedding inspiration. By weaving in the green hues and lush textures of spring, my Instagram posts show decor ideas that effortlessly capture the essence of the season, reflecting the blossoming love story and the magical charm of Ireland.

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Wedding Decor Idea: Floral Focal Points

The Grayson Dublin floral staircase

In many of my Instagram posts, you can see the traditional wedding arch, a symbol of the couple’s new life together, is lovingly adorned with native Irish foliage such as ivy, ferns, and moss, interwoven with delicate blossoms like wild roses and bluebells. This harmonious combination not only reflects the essence of spring but also sets a whimsical tone for the entire event.

Complementing the wedding arch, the centerpieces showcase an array of Irish greenery, intertwining with seasonal flowers, to bring a sense of unity and life to the table settings. Springtime wedding decor ideas are easy when hosting your wedding in Ireland due to the natural splendor of the surroundings but also creating a truly unforgettable atmosphere that celebrates the love and new beginnings of the happy couple.

Another idea to integrate more greenery would be in the form of garlands and chair floral arrangements. Both of these have the power to elevate wedding decor, infusing a sense of natural elegance and freshness into the celebration.

Using Fabric to Bring More Colour To Your Venue

An organic tapestry that can be draped gracefully along the aisle, staircases, or even suspended from ceilings, can create an atmosphere of beauty and serenity. Complementing the garlands, chair ornaments adorned with greenery enhance the ceremony and reception seating, turning ordinary chairs into eye-catching accents. These decorations can consist of delicate clusters of foliage, tied with rustic twine or luxurious ribbons, that cascade gracefully down the chair backs, or more elaborate arrangements of greenery interwoven with flowers, adding an extra layer of charm and romance to the setting.

By adding greenery to your reception table canopies and floral chandeliers which will elevate the wedding decor to new heights, creating an atmosphere that exudes sophistication and romance. A table canopy, adorned with lush foliage provides an area under which guests can dine and celebrate. The blend of leaves and fragrant blossoms creates a sense of intimacy while transforming the reception space into a magical garden. Complementing the table canopy, floral chandeliers infuse the setting with a touch of opulence and grandeur. Suspended from above, these chandeliers showcase an elegant fusion of greenery and flowers, casting a soft, romantic glow on the festivities below. The delicate dance of leaves and blooms catches the eye and provides a stunning focal point for the entire event.

There are so many wedding decor ideas to think about when adding greenery to your wedding, whether it be “organic” or textile, adding colour is always a way to elevate the look and feel of any event. If you want to check out more ideas on how to add greenery to your wedding, check out this blog post.

Slán go Fóill,


Photos by Niall Scully, Story of Eve

Inspiration for Planning a Tented Wedding in Ireland

I love offering couples the opportunity to create a unique and intimate (or largescale!) celebration in a beautiful outdoor setting. In Ireland, often that means planning a tented wedding, which is becoming increasingly popular. I wanted to delve a little deeper into some of the points to take into consideration when it comes to planning a tented wedding, to help and give inspiration to couples who are considering this route for their special day – rain or shine!

Choose the right location

When planning a tented wedding in Ireland, it’s important to choose a location that offers natural drainage and is not prone to flooding. The last thing you want is for your guests to be standing in puddles of water on your special day. When searching for the perfect location, take inspiration from previous weddings held at the venue. Your venue manager will know which areas are best for set up. You or your wedding planner can discuss this with the team and come up with a plan that combines not only showcasing the beauty of your venue but ensuring the practical element too.

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Have a backup plan for inclement weather

While you may be hoping for a sunny day, it’s important to have a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. This could include having a gorgeous tent with clear sides or a tent liner to protect guests from rain or having a backup indoor venue in case of severe weather. You’d be surprised how well tents can withstand the weather, but at times, it may be best to be indoors. 

Hire quality tents and equipment 

Invest in high-quality tents and equipment to ensure that your guests stay comfortable (and dry). There are so many marvellous suppliers across the length and breadth of the country that you can easily spend days looking at the different types of tents available from Bohemian bell tents to marquees and flowing floral canopies. Your chosen tent hire company will ensure that tents are anchored securely and that there are enough tent walls and sidewalls to protect guests from any wind or rain. Subflooring makes a world of difference as does the age of the tent. Some need very little to dress up and others require more love and care to look the part. 

Keep your guests prepared for every eventuality

 This could include umbrellas, fluffy slippers or dancing shoes, and even portable heaters or fans to keep guests comfortable. These are great small ways to show guests you have thought about their every need.


Lighting and heating 

Think about lighting and heating choices for your guests, especially if the weather is cool or damp. A few timeless choices are using string lights, lanterns, or even a portable fireplace to add to the ambiance of the outdoors.

It’s worth noting that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the planning process, but your Irish wedding planner and venue manager will be able to answer all your concerns as they will have lots of experience planning tented weddings. It’s our job to know how to handle any eventuality that arises.

Have a flooring plan

Make sure the ground is dry and level, and have a flooring plan in place to protect guests from the ground. This could include a dance floor or even a wooden platform or subfloor. You can read about more decor ideas in our previous post ‘Tent wedding decor ideas’.

Planning a tented wedding in Ireland can be extra work but the magic is worth it in the end. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can ensure that your special day goes off without a hitch, come rain or shine. By having a backup plan to choosing the right location, and investing in high-quality tents and equipment, you can ensure a beautiful and memorable wedding celebration that you and your guests will treasure. And let’s be honest, a tented wedding is truly special, if you’re lucky enough to host one!

Slán go Fóill,


Images by Wonder and Magic, Brosnan Photographic, Lisa O’ Dwyer Photography

Spring Weddings in Ireland: A Blooming Affair to Remember

As the cold and dreary winter months come to an end, Ireland transforms into a breathtaking landscape with the arrival of spring. This season offers a perfect backdrop for couples looking to tie the knot, making spring weddings in Ireland a truly magical experience. In this blog, we will explore the unique charm of Irish spring weddings, tips for planning your perfect day, and the beauty of the Emerald Isle during this delightful season.

Why A Spring Wedding in Ireland?

Natural Beauty

Springtime in Ireland brings an explosion of colours as flowers bloom and the landscape comes alive. The lush green countryside, dotted with vibrant hues from wildflowers and cherry blossoms, creates an enchanting setting for a wedding. Additionally, Ireland’s dramatic coastline, charming villages, and ancient castles further enhance the romantic atmosphere.

Glin Castle

Pleasant Weather

Although Ireland is known for its unpredictable weather, spring offers relatively mild temperatures and longer days. Between March and May, the temperature ranges between 8°C to 12°C (46°F to 54°F), providing a comfortable climate for your special day. Moreover, the rain showers that are common during this season often result in spectacular rainbows, adding an extra touch of magic to your wedding.

Unique Wedding Venues

Ireland boasts a wide array of stunning wedding venues, from fairytale castles and elegant manor houses to rustic barns and cozy pubs. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect location to suit your style and budget.

Seasonal Irish Blooms

Incorporate the vibrant colours and natural beauty of spring into your wedding by choosing seasonal flowers for your bouquet and decorations. Popular choices for spring weddings in Ireland include daffodils, tulips, cherry blossoms, and bluebells. Not only will using seasonal blooms be more cost-effective, but they will also add a fresh and lively touch to your celebration.


Springtime Irish Wedding Menu Options

Embrace the flavors of the season and add a touch of local charm to your wedding by incorporating Irish springtime produce into your menu. From tender lamb to fresh seafood, and an abundance of vibrant vegetables, Ireland’s spring offerings provide a delectable feast for your special day. Here, we share a few mouthwatering menu ideas that showcase the best of Irish spring produce.

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Succulent Spring Lamb

A traditional favorite, tender Irish spring lamb is a versatile and delicious choice for your wedding menu. Serve a succulent roast lamb with a side of fresh mint sauce or a mouthwatering herb-crusted rack of lamb for a main course that will delight your guests.

Fresh Seafood Delights

Ireland’s coastal waters provide a bounty of fresh seafood. Spring is the perfect time to serve dishes like pan-seared scallops with black pudding and pea purée or baked Atlantic salmon with a tangy lemon and herb crust.

Seasonal Vegetable Medley

Celebrate the season with a vibrant selection of spring vegetables, such as baby carrots, asparagus, and peas. Serve these alongside your main course or create a delicious vegetarian option like goat cheese and caramelized onion tart with a side of seasonal greens.

With all of these wonderful springtime options, why not host your wedding in Ireland for an affair to remember? From rich culture, food, and stunning spring scenery, Ireland is a diverse and beautiful wedding location.

Slán go Fóill,


Photo Credits: Glin Castle, Greg Finck, Doreen KilfeatherLisa O’Dwyer Photography