Top 10 Valentine’s Day Wedding Style Ideas
“Love is in the air, everywhere I look around”, go the words of a popular song. All lovers have their unique story, the threads of which are woven into the fabric of their love for each other. And what could be more romantic than getting married on Valentine’s day? Here are a few tips that will set your heart aflutter.
Dress the Part
The wedding attire should reflect the romance of the occasion. Classic lace styles and soft looks are always a winner. Pink and red are the colours synonymous with Valentine’s Day and can be incorporated into the bouquet and used for the bridesmaids’ dresses. A modern variation on these colours would be to use burgundy, dusky rose or blush. Men can wear complementary flower buttons and/or ties.
Colour It In
Red and pink are the traditional colours associated with Valentine’s Day, but adding metallic gold accents will bring a touch of sophistication. For a more contemporary look, try black and white with bold red accents.
The Little Things
Invitations, wedding programmes, menus and place cards can be chosen with the theme/colour scheme in mind.
Set the Tone
You’re in the mood for romance, so decorations should reflect the theme: Flowers, gauzy fabrics, candles and soft lighting will add a romantic atmosphere to the setting. A blazing fireplace would look magnificent and add warmth and character to the venue. For the ultimate luxurious touch, a flower wall will provide the perfect backdrop for those wedding selfies. While roses are the classic Valentine’s flower, other pink and red flowers like tulips and hydrangea will do just as well.
If Music be the Food of Love
Relive special memories by choosing a playlist that reflects your love story. Spread the love by asking relatives and friends beforehand to choose a song that means a lot to them and include it in the playlist.
Food for the Heart
Food and drink are a fun playground when it comes to Valentine’s Day weddings. Pink and red cocktails are an amusing touch. Red garnishes like strawberries and cherries will ramp up the romance factor and gold edible glitter in the champagne will ensure a sparkling toast. When it comes to the food, heart-shapes are a must. Don’t forget decadent sweets like strawberries dipped in chocolate, heart-shaped truffles and pastries, and pink and red macaroons.
Let Them Have Cake
Let the wedding cake take centre stage by decorating it with fresh, red roses. Instead of the traditional almond cake, one could opt for a red velvet cake which would look stunning when cut.
Show guests your love with a sweet bar. Have jars filled with love hearts, pink and red candy and chocolate drops. Alternatively, as a wedding favour, give each guest a little box or bag filled with some sweet treats along with a little love note from the happy couple..
A photo booth is always a hit with guests. Be sure to have props that scream romance – think heart-shaped specs, pink and red feather boas, heart-shaped balloons. You can even have props that are reminiscent of famous couples, Bonnie and Clyde, Antony and Cleopatra, Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Own the Day
Remember that your wedding day is all about you and your love story. Try to mirror the romance of your Valentine’s Day wedding by incorporating special touches that mean something to you and your love, and pull in details that reflect your relationship.
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