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DIY Irish Wedding Ideas

If there’s anything we’ve learned from all you fabulous brides out there, we would have to say the number one lesson is to make sure your wedding truly represents the two of you as couple. Whether it be your crazy style, your love for all things vintage or your heritage. Embrace what you love and run with it, just like Jessi and Matt did.

This Green Bay Wisconsin couple embraced their Irish heritage whole heartily and planned their wedding around The Emerald Isle. One of our favorites has to be the boutonnieres made out of wheat, beer hops and an old collection of bottle tops. Perfectly tying into their brewery reception. To see more DIY Irish wedding ideas captured by Erin Hanson be sure to visit the gallery by clicking here.

Have you heard the saying, “find a penny pick it up and all day long you will have good luck.” Jessi gave Matt a pair of lucky Irish penny cufflinks as a wedding gift. It’s known that giving your loved one a pair of copper cuff links will give them comfort or luck on a big event like his wedding. Such a sweet gift … don’t you think?

Keeping with the Irish tradition a hand binding ceremony was performed at the wedding by Matt’s  Dad. He read the following. It is very sweet and a must read.

“These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears form your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”

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Photographer: Erin Hanson & Ash and Ember
Ceremony: Heritage Hill
Event Designer & Stationery: DIY
Venue: Hinterland Brewery
Makeup & Hair: Caroline Quinn
Shoe Designer: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lauren Conrad for Kohls
Cake: The Runaway Spoon
DJ: Audio Axentz
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Flowers: Buds N Bloom
Lighting & Prop or Furniture Rentals: Sash & Bow
Veil or Hair Accessories: Designed and made by Matron of Honor | Officiant: Corrine Denis | Groom’s Attire: Express & TJ Maxx

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  2. 0. Bec Price says:

    Love these stylish details with the muted green color palette. Understated chic accented with lace and burlap. My online vintage brides would adore this look.

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  7. 0. Ciara says:

    I haven’t seen those pennies in years! The cufflinks are such a lovely idea! Beautiful day, all round!

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  9. 0. alliey says:

    Amazing details and work for Jessi & Matt’s big day. Erin Jean you knocked these pictures out of the park! Love your work and all the DIY Details.

  10. 0. Ainsley says:

    Gorgeous Irish DIY wedding! Where did you find the Irish coin cufflinks? Love them! My fiance’s family is Irish and I would love to find something like this to give him. Perfect all around!

  11. 0. Laura Manteufel says:

    Absolutely amazing! This couple is just as much fun in person as they are in these pictures! Love, love, love the photos, Erin! What a fantastic wedding!!!

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  13. 0. Erin Hanson says:

    So sooooo gorgeous. Jessi and Matt – amazing!

  14. 0. Jessi Roherty says:

    THANK YOU for posting our Wedding!!! This was the most perfect day in the world. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. We are honored to share our day with everyone!!

  15. 0. Rebecca says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I am DYING to know – where did the circular monogram stamp (on the straws) come from?? I am making similar favors and would reeeeally love to have a stamp like this! Keep up the amazing work – I always tell everyone this is my VERY favorite site for wedding inspiration!!

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  18. very sweet wedding http://t.co/aSNDBu8W wouldn’t describe it as irish as it is but get the vibe the couple were going for

  19. 0. Angela says:

    OMG crying at the hand binding reading! What a beautiful wedding, what beautiful words to start a life together!

  20. Adore all of the small details that really made this vintage-rustic wedding pop! The drink straw details and the spcialty pins that the groom choose.
    Most of all the cake! AMAZING! such simplistic detail that gives it that something special!
    Congrats to Jessi and Matt :)

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  22. 0. buds 'n bloom says:

    Matt & Jessi were adorable!! We had soooo much fun working with Jessi to make every detail come to life… Peonies and Succulents=AMAZING :)
    Erin Jean rocked out the photos too! <3
    Congrats from everyone at buds 'n bloom!

  23. 0. Lori ~ Mother of the Bride says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL day. ALL your hard work and planning came together to create gorgeous memories. THANK YOU, also, to ALL the wonderful friends and family who helped make this day SO unforgettable ~ every last detail. We are SO blessed!

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