Valentine’s day is a popular choice for weddings and for good reason too. For decades, Valentine’s has been popularly associated with romance. You can read more in this guest post from Sarah at Bidvine.
With so much importance placed on Valentine’s day, a wedding on this day can cause added pressure to create the perfect ceremony and reception. So, to help you reduce your stress we’ve gathered this list of 5 top whimsical suggestions for your wedding. That way if you go to hire a wedding planner you’ll already have some top ideas to share!
1. Themed wedding photos
Themed photos are a fun way to weave the atmosphere of Valentine’s day into your wedding. The best part is that many Valentine’s day wedding poses are simple to create. So, you won’t need to stand around for hours posing in order to get the best shot.
This top wedding photo pictured above demonstrates just how simple a classic Valentine’s wedding pose can be. For this photo, the groom simply stood behind the bride. This ensured that when they made a heart shape with their hands that it would stand out when placed in front of the bride’s white dress.
If you want to incorporate guests into a themed set of wedding photos why not set up a photo booth. Then your guests can take pictures of themselves against a classic or silly Valentine’s day backdrop. Whether your backdrop is playful or stylish, a themed wedding photo booth is sure to be a hit with your guests! Make sure to use the WeddingMix app to capture those photos. We can create a fun timelapse video for you.
Interested in reading some more suggestions for wedding poses? Then check out this article on wedding photo ideas!
2. Red Roses
Red roses are an all-time Valentine’s day classic. So, red roses are a must for any Valentine’s day wedding.
To incorporate red roses into a wedding celebration you have a couple of options. An obvious choice is to intersperse red roses throughout the bridal bouquet.
Have other flowers in mind for the bridal bouquet? Don’t stress, there are still other ways to include roses at your wedding. For instance, using small bouquets of red roses as table centrepieces will emphasise the romance of the occasion just as much as if they were in the bridal bouquet.
If bouquets just aren’t your thing, then tastefully weave some red roses into floral archways instead. Problem solved!
3. Pink and white floral theme
In addition to red roses, a pink and white floral theme is another great option for your Valentine’s day wedding. The soft pastel of the pink meets the white to create a gentle colour scheme.
Similar to red roses, you can weave pink or white flowers throughout your ceremony and reception. You can include them in everything from the bridal bouquet to the table centrepieces to floral archways.
If you want to coordinate your invitations and wedding favours with this theme, then you can have pink and white flowers embossed on the invitations and thank you cards as well!
4. Serve rosé or red wine
A simple way to incorporate a Valentine’s day colour scheme into your wedding is to serve rosé or red wine with dinner. The gentle pink hues of the rosé will add a soft air of romance to the meal. At the same time, the deeper, fuller bodied colour of your red wine will bring out a depth of flavour.
Not to mention that the pink and red colouring of these wines will match effortlessly with the red roses or pink and white floral themes of your wedding.
5. Heart shaped décor
No Valentine’s day would be complete without heart shaped decor and your wedding is no exception. Weaving these classic heart-shaped decorations throughout your wedding is actually quite simple as well.
For an earthy atmosphere, use wooden hearts as depicted in the image above. Have a particular colour scheme in mind? Then why not paint your hearts to match. There are endless ways to get creative with your heart shaped decor!
So that’s it! Hope you found some inspiration to take your Valentine’s Day wedding to the next level! We all know weddings are expensive, but if you’re concerned that the costs are adding up, check out this list of the most expensive celebrity weddings. We promise it will make you feel better about splashing out on your special day.
Sarah Empey is a content writer at Bidvine, a UK based company which helps connect you with trusted, local professionals. She enjoys reading history books and writing about health and lifestyle topics.