We are very proud to be Irish 365 days a year, but we particularly love expressing it at this time of year when the entire world is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with us. If you're looking to inject a little extra Irish feeling into your special day, there are plenty of ways to do that without covering your reception in shamrocks. We know the green explosion that happens at this time of year isn't exactly what you want for your classy, elegant wedding, but you can add subtle details to give your Irish heritage a little nod.

green cake

Couples might particularly want to do this if only one half of you is Irish. Mixed culture weddings can often give couples the perfect opportunity to add a touch of their own culture to their special day. Adding green to your colour scheme is the natural first thought and as long as you don't overload your reception with green white and gold banners, you can keep it incredibly tasteful while still giving your Irish heritage the attention it deserves. Green bridesmaids in any shade can be an excellent choice, and adding plenty of greenery to your bridal bouquet is a simple extra.

emerald dresses

You could also add anything from favours and buttonholes, to Irish-themed stationery and table numbers. If you're still stumped for ideas, don't worry. For the weekend that's in it, we have dedicated our weekly #InstaInspo to finding some dreamy Irish ideas for your perfect wedding. Whether it's a shamrock in your bouquet, emerald green shoes or just your favourite places in Ireland as the names of your tables, you can take some extra inspiration from our top five Insta picks this week, especially for St. Patrick's Day. Our favourites might be the cute little favours for your guests. Only in Ireland. #InstaInspo

Image credits: Green cake: Sunday Romance Photography | Bridesmaids: One Love Photography