Romantic Heart Ideas for a Valentine's Day Wedding February 11, 2016
A Valentines wedding is all about romance, and what better way to express love than through a beautiful heart inspired wedding theme. Whilst most couples sway towards a classic red colour scheme, we love the idea of using pale pink tones and hearts to create a seriously elegant, Valentines wedding. From stationery to décor, we’ve found the perfect way to create your dream day…
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Most couples choose to reveal their wedding theme through their invitations, and it’s a great way to give your guests a sneak peek of what’s to come. As the wedding date will give away your theme, why not keep it simple and chic with a pastel pink design and delicate heart motifs? Alternatively, go all out with your romantic theme with a laser cut heart invitation, your guests won’t be able to miss your theme!
Dress and Accessories
If you’re feeling brave and want to wear something a little bit different on your wedding day, a light pink wedding gown will look princess-perfect. If you’ve always dreamt of a traditional white wedding gown, there are tons of ways you can incorporate a heart inspired theme. Charlotte Mills Bridal have a fabulous range of wedding shoes with gorgeous heart motifs, in a variety of colours. Complement your bridal look with some stunning jewellery pieces, if you’re wearing your hair in an up-do, glamorous pink earrings are a must-have!
Choosing the ‘perfect’ bridesmaid dress for each of your girls is an incredibly tricky task. Each bridesmaid will have their own, individual style and trying to find a dress to suit all body shapes is near enough impossible. Don’t be disheartened though, if your chosen colour scheme doesn’t suit all of your girls, mix and match with different pink tones. Fortunately, pale pink is a flattering colour for most skin tones! Why not gift your maids with some pretty vintage jewellery to wear on your wedding day? It means they can use it afterwards as well, and will have a beautiful reminder of your day.
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This is where you can have some serious fun with your heart inspired day! You really can’t go wrong with pretty pink decorations and centerpieces. Your venue will depend on how much décor you need – if you’ve booked a grand, extravagant venue it’s best to keep it simple but if your venue is modest, you can really get creative. Fun, paper heart garlands are a relatively easy DIY task and will also be gentle on your wedding budget, whilst looking ultra fabulous! Wicker hearts and floral heart garlands will be a beautiful addition to your venue, and will only increase the romance!
If you’re not a fan of the classic, red rose then opt for lots of pretty pink peonies and white roses instead. This will create an elegant wedding bouquet that still fits in flawlessly with your theme.
Cakes, food and drink
Nowadays, brides are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing their wedding cake. There are so many wonderful designs out there – from extravagant, 6 tier masterpieces to a chic, 1 tier work of art. Most wedding cake suppliers will also be able to create bespoke designs for your big day so if you want something completely unique, you can! This show-stopper wedding cake by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium is absolutely made for a Valentines wedding. With pale pink icing adorned with glorious flowers, the red heart in the middle will wow your guests!
Heart-shaped wedding favours will also impress your guests – baby pink macaroons or pretty, blush cookies, there’s so much you can do when it comes to thanking your guests. Add a little fun to your reception with some pink cocktails. Heart-shaped strawberries will also look super cute with the fizz.