Wearing Green for St. Patrick’s Dayby J. Robbin Yelverton on March 12, 2014 at 8:50 am
It’s one of the most anticipated party days of the year, St. Patrick’s Day. The celebration started as a way of commemorating the life of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Ironically, St. Pat whose actual name was believed to be Maewyn was neither Irish nor associated with the color green. But through an interesting series of events was transformed from the kidnapped son of a Roman priest/official to one of the most beloved Catholic saints. On March 17th, the historically recognized day that St. Patrick died, everyone is given a special dispensation to lay claim to being “Irish” for the day and partying like a rock star.
Here are some festive options for wearing green.
Wear flowers in your hair. Here a rhinestone hairclip with a big shamrock is decorated with green dendrobium orchids, Kermit poms, green aluminum wire, green ribbons, and accents of gold beads and green pinheads for a whimsical touch.
A classic wrist corsage coordinates with the hairclip. This one features dendrobium orchid blooms as well as wax flower and green hypericum to pick up the purple in the throat of the orchids and the green of the petals. Rhinestones finish the design with a bit of bling.
Make sure your date matches your look. The boutonniere is clean and simple, with three Kermit button pompons, ming foliage and bear grass. Gold aluminum wire adds a creative swirl and three green headed pins are give it a touch of sparkle.
So be IRISH for the day and wear green. Your florist can help.
How are you wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day?