How To Create A Romantic Valentine's Day Wedding
February 7th, 2017 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS
Guide to Planning a Romantic Valentine’s Day Wedding
If you love everything about being in love, then you probably can’t wait to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Pinks, reds, flowers, chocolates, and cute messages are just some of the things you love about Valentine’s Day. Every detail just tugs at your heart strings. If you are planning your wedding then maybe you should consider making your next Valentine’s Day even more memorable by saying ‘I do!’ with a Valentine’s Day themed wedding. You still want to keep it classy and not like a junior high Valentine’s Day dance so we have ideas to help with all this!
There are many options when it comes to wedding dresses for this double-special occasion. While some brides may want to stick with the traditional ivory or white wedding dresses, don’t be afraid to stand out with a pop of color. When we say pop of color, we mean, why not go for a red wedding dress! Our style H1321 is perfect for a grand formal wedding ceremony as it has classic and elegant elements with lace detailing and a chapel train. The ruby red lace makes this gown an instant show stopper. If this is too bold for your ceremony, it can be worn as a reception dress if you remove the train! As much as red screams Valentine’s Day, maybe you are looking for something a little more romantic? Colorful wedding dress options can range from blush, gold, to even lavender hues. An option that is closer to the tradition colors of wedding dresses is the subtle and romantic blush pink hues. A blush pink ball gown adds subtleness to your Valentine’s Day themed wedding without taking away from tradition. Speaking of tradition, you do not have to stray away from the ideal ivory or white wedding dress just because you want a Valentine’s Day themed wedding. Wear that classic ivory dress you love. Pair it with red or pink heels for a splash of color! No matter what color wedding dress you decide to go with, you will capture every guests’ attention as you walk down the aisle.
Dress colors is not the only thing you can play with on your wedding day. Makeup is a great way to express yourself and your personality. For brides who love the more natural look for their wedding day, choose to go with pink lips instead of bright red, peachy pink cheeks while keeping your eyes simple with just a few coats of mascara. Have a red lipstick you’ve been dying to wear on your wedding day? Pair bold red lips with a winged liner and some false lashes. Natural or bold, just make sure you are comfortable on your big day.
Bouquet & Boutonniere
Red roses are the definition of love in flower form. However, you are not limited to just red roses for your bouquet and your future hubby’s boutonniere. Peonies, amaryllis, deep red calla lilies, and sweet peas are some gorgeous flower options that can be incorporated into your bouquet that screams Valentine’s Day. Add splashes of color to all the reds and pinks, wrap your bouquet in gold or white ribbons. To make the bouquet and boutonniere stand out even more, add feathers for a vintage sexy accent.
During the beautifully moving ceremony, capture the love in soft bistro lighting as you exchange your vows. The soft lighting will enhance the already romantic ceremony. Keep with the lighting theme and bring the soft candlelight to your reception also. To add an even warmer love, make candles part of the center piece at each table. Satin table lining will reflect light and make the candles shine even brighter.
Deciding on a wedding cake is part of the fun of wedding planning and one of our favorite parts of any wedding. Don’t forget to incorporate your wedding theme and style ideas into the cake as well. A tradition white buttercream or white fondant cake filled with fresh strawberries or fruit preserves are always a crowd favorite and help bring another red accent into your wedding day. Add some pink and red fresh flowers to the outside of the cake for some pop of color. Want a cake that stands out more? Go with a rich deep chocolate cake, with white lace details or red flower petals cascading down the tiers. This cake will bring all the Ooo’s and Ah’s that you are looking for.
Photo Booth Background
Let your guests be a part of your wonderful day. Include them in your big day by designating an area for a photo booth. Cupid’s bow and arrow details or X’s and O’s and heart-shaped flower wreaths can be set as the background to the photo booth area. Make cute DIY props for your guests to pose with. Photo booth have been gaining popularity in the past few years and it’s a great way for your guests to have fun while documenting your big day. They get printed copies of the photos and you can keep the digital copies as part of your wedding day memories.
Nothing says sweet love better than chocolates, cookies, and conversation hearts! Create a sweets heaven for all your guests to enjoy! Sugar cookies with you and your new hubby’s initials on it or a cute personalized message are the perfect wedding reception treats. You can do the same with conversation hearts. Create a heart shaped macarons platter filled with pink, red, and white macarons. Send your guests home with prepackaged goodie bags filled with heart shaped chocolates and cute messages. This is a way for you to thank them for joining you and your new hubby on the big day! An edible gift it doesn’t get any better than that!
Keep your drinks festive as well! Have your bartender create a custom pink drink like a cosmopolitan. You can add fresh strawberries or raspberries to the champagne flutes for a splash of color. For non-alcoholic drinks, mix a splash of grenadine with Sprite or 7-Up to create a Shirley Temple, the perfect pink drink for your perfect wedding day.
There you have it! All you need to know about having a Valentine’s Day themed wedding. Take the information and put your own twist to it and make it yours. Make an appointment with an authorized retailer today to find your perfect Valentine’s Day wedding dress!