Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world as a festival to celebrate love and sweetness, and a wedding on that special day would be truly spectacular!
Traditional colours associated with V-day are red, pink, and white, but it’s great to have a darker accent colour to make the lighter hues jump out and dance. Since chocolate is such a popular dessert gift on that holiday, consider adding touches of rich choco-brown to your palette—but only subtly!
You really want to focus on the warm-hued triad, with chocolate being just a gentle hint around the edges. It can be used as the font colour in your invitations/programs, or in actual chocolate form in various places around your venue.Ring in a book creating a heart
Roses are always associated with V-Day as well, and using them as part of your theme adds an extra dimension of romance and elegance to your day. A bouquet in assorted shades of pink, cream/white, and red just squeals of tradition, while wrapping them up in some brown and pink lace would give it a handmade touch with a bit of vintage charm. You can use that rose theme in your decor, scatter petals on tables and sideboards, and even have rose-scented sachets or candles as take-away gifts.
A Valentine’s Day wedding is the perfect opportunity to get decked out in the flowy dress of your dreams—be that in yards of antique lace, rustling silk, or skin-tight satin. If you’re aiming for a classic look, stick with white or cream that will complement the bright pinks and reds, and consider pearls or rubies as jewellery pieces.
A pair of pink or red shoes peeking out from beneath a pale dress adds a playful touch, as would a hair fascinator in similar hues. More daring brides can get dresses with pink or red accents on them, or even go for solid crimson, fuschia, or peony-pink as a dress colour.
If your wedding consists of 2 brides, consider dressing one in white and one in red with matching bouquets. Matching dresses could also be sweet, perhaps with complementary sashes (one pink, one brown; or one red, one pink, etc.) Doll up your bridesmaids in hues from your bouquet, and get the groomsmen to incorporate pink and brown into their boutonnieres or ties.
Most people associate V-Day with candy and chocolate, so this is the perfect opportunity to have the ultimate dessert table: have an assortment of apothecary jars, milk glass candy dishes, and large crystal goblets full of all kinds of different candies, and use cupcake/dessert stands to display delicate morsels like macarons, petit-fours, and tartlets.
A melted chocolate fountain would be a great idea too! Feel free to incorporate strawberries and raspberries into your desserts and you can even tie your wedding colours into your meal as well: tomato-cream sauces are a lovely shade of pink, as is anything made with beets (like roasted beet salad with goat cheese, walnuts, and pears, for example).
As far as drinks go, consider having a signature cocktail at your wedding—it’ll make a lovely impact on your guests and will continue the theme for the entire celebration. A cute, sweet pink drink like the Midnight Rose would tie in nicely with the other rose-themed decorative pieces, while a more tart libation like a Cranberry Milano embodies the deep red of true love.