A GUIDE TO CREATING A VALENTINE’S DAY WEDDING
Thursday, February 4th, 2021 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS
A GUIDE TO CREATING A VALENTINE’S DAY WEDDING
We can’t think of anything more exciting than saying “I do” on the most romantic day of the year. Every year, February 14th is notorious for being filled with fresh flowers, chocolates, hearts, secret admirers, and most importantly love. And what better way to celebrate this love-filled day than by tying the knot! After all, no one would blame you for being just a little extra cheesy on this special day. But if you’re also looking for some subtle ways to add Valentine’s Day details into your wedding, read along as we give you some chic ways on how to celebrate a Valentine’s Day Wedding.
Valentines Day Wedding Decorations
First things, first, it’s important to embrace the theme. Most people think that on Valentine's Day, it’s all about love, so take this day to make your guests feel loved. We’re not saying you have to go overboard and only use hearts, chocolates, pink and red hues, but consider embracing the meaning behind this special day and use it to your advantage.
Valentine’s Day Flowers
Flowers are a great way to express your admiration towards your loved ones considering the meaning they have behind each one, or in some cases color as well. According to Orange County florist, Sydney Sievers, “Roses obviously represent love, but white roses mean purity and youthfulness, yellow roses represent friendship and laughter, pink roses are gentleness, and red symbolizes grace and love.” To make your guest feel special, place a colored rose at their assigned seat that represents your relation or admiration for them. You can even include little note cards attached to it, showcasing the meaning behind their flower.
If you’re not into roses, consider using peonies as an option. These gorgeous blooms represent romance, good fortune, and a happy marriage- perfect for your guests that are planning on tying the knot themselves soon. Or perhaps dahlias which signify inner strength and change- a great option for all friends and family. According to Sievers, “I like to say that it doesn’t matter what you get that special someone, just get them something that represents them the most.”
The key to creating a chic holiday themed wedding is not to go overboard with color. Keep it simple, and incorporate decor such as a neon wedding sign during your cocktail hour or evening reception. Choose from a pink, white or red toned sign to hang behind your sweetheart table. Not only will this make for great photos during your reception but when the night’s over, you’ll be able to take the sign home and use it as living room decor- the perfect memorabilia to keep from your big day!
Valentine’s Day Rentals
Tying the knot on this special day can create an intimate atmosphere. Consider setting up a cozy nook space your guests can lounge in during cocktail hour or evening reception. For the daytime cocktail soirée, set up faux-fur pillows or throws to create a softer and warmer atmosphere. Then for the night time reception, consider adding an outdoor fire pit and couches around the fire. Include some lit candles to create the dreamiest outdoor setting as well. By creating a lounge area, it allows your guests to mingle in a less formal way and gives a more intimate way to start your evening celebration.
Valentine’s Day Themed Wedding Treats
What better way to celebrate love than through sweet Valentine's Day inspired wedding treats? Opt for a dessert table that features a variety of heart shaped cake pops and XO and LOVE letter shaped goodies. But if you’re searching for a more subtle way to celebrate this love-filled day, maybe a classic wedding cake will do.
Heart Shaped Cake Pops- For a love as sweet as yours, consider adding heart shaped cake pops into your dessert table. Give your guests a selection of colors from pink, white, and red to make the theme only that much more festive. And as a bonus, attach a little note card or bag to each pop for your guests to take home- a simple DIY wedding favor that your guests will be able to enjoy at home.
Themed Wedding Cakes- If you’re looking to go with something a little more traditional and simple, include a classic wedding cake with soft pink pastels with gold flakes, or perhaps a naked wedding cake with layers of decadent fresh strawberries and cream. Not only will these look great for display but also taste delicious.
Chocolate Heart Smash Box- For the bride trying to think outside of the box, this one’s for you. A creative and trendy new way couples are showing their appreciation for guests is with a heart shaped smash box. Each individual box includes a 3D heart shaped chocolate and a mini hammer to break open the box and reveal a number of mini decadent treats such as chocolate truffles, sprinkled pretzels and fudge stuffed inside the heart. A truly unique and sweet idea to give your guests.
Wedding Dresses For a Valentine’s Day Bride
A wedding day filled with so much love only calls for a dreamy gown to make you feel just as equally romantic.
Lace Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dresses
It only sounds fitting to wear a dress with a glamorous sweetheart neckline for the most intimate day of the year. Style H1461 is a strapless sweetheart mermaid wedding dress decorated with shimmering embroidered lace appliques with sequins that will make your partner’s heart go still. Perfect for your February wedding, the sleeveless style and open back details allows for you to embrace the crisp air and good weather. If you’re looking for something with a more ethereal feel though, Moonlight Bridal Style J6818 is love at first sight. Decorated with romantic floral embroidered details accented with sequins and and a sparkle net fabric that will make you shine, this gown will have even cupid love struck on your special day. And not to mention the dreamy sweetheart neckline and dainty off the shoulder sleeves create a whimsical fairy tale style, making you look like you just walked out of a love story.
Romantic Mermaid Bridal Gowns
For our more modern brides that want a style with a little more sleek but still embodies love and romance, Style T926 is an effortless pick. This sexy regal crepe mermaid wedding dress features a plunging strapless sweetheart neckline and a soft real crepe fabric that will make your forever Valentine swoon. For that extra wedding day shine, this sultry gown also includes detachable cap sleeves complemented with crystals, pearls, rhinestones and specialty beading. Include the sleeves during your vow ceremony and remove them during your evening reception for an unforgettable night of celebrating your love. There’s something undoubtedly romantic about wearing a red gown for your big day. With that said, consider Style J6543, a red lace wedding dress that will make your Valentine’s Day Wedding lovely as can be. The off the shoulder neckline and ¾ long sleeves bring together sweet and rustic elements with the alencon lace details will have your true love smitten.
Next StepsWith such a romantic day should come the dreamiest wedding details. From flowers, desserts, hearts and more it comes down to the little details that will make your Valentine’s Day wedding an unforgettable love soiree. To see more blush wedding ideas be sure to check out our Pinterest page.