Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, and it’s long been a popular date for both proposals and weddings. If you’re planning to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day, you might like to incorporate it as a theme to add that extra wow factor. Here are some ideas for your Valentine’s Day wedding.
A red and pink colour scheme
Red and pink are two of the main colours associated with love and Valentine’s Day. They evoke passion, romance and roses, and they are beautiful colours for a wedding.
Create a pop of colour with red or pink accessories for the groom and groomsmen. This might include ties, cummerbunds, pocket squares and buttonholes. Choose bridesmaid dresses in a romantic blush pink or fiery red, and tie your colours through to decorations like balloons, chair ribbons and floral centrepieces.
To make your reds and pinks even more stunning, opt for white as a base. This will also prevent things from looking busy with too many bold colours. White tablecloths, silk and lace accessories, and baby’s breath in the bouquets are just a few ways to incorporate white into your Valentine’s Day theme.
Romantic food and drink
One of the best ways to incorporate a theme in your celebration is through the food and drink that you serve. Get creative and offer your guests something that inspires a little love.
There are lots of foods that are known for being romantic—or even aphrodisiacs—such as oysters, pomegranates and strawberries, which could form the basis of your loved-up menu. Chocolate also has strong romantic connotations, so your Valentine’s Day wedding breakfast should have chocolate aplenty!
For drinks, pink champagne or Kir Royale offer a classy option with a romantic twist, or you could go for something a little cheekier with cocktails like Sex on the Beach or Hanky Panky.
Hearts, hearts and more hearts!
Hearts are a universally recognised symbol of love, and no Valentine’s Day wedding would be complete without them.
You might be thinking of heart-shaped decorations like shaped confetti, rustic wooden hearts hanging from the ceiling, and heart-shaped lights, but the fun doesn’t need to stop there!
Canapés, chocolates or cookies in the shape of a heart can look really cute, and you can even serve food in heart-shaped dishes. For something a little more fun, have the groom and groomsmen wear heart-print ties, and give the bride and bridesmaids matching sashes or hair ribbons.
Dozens of roses
No flower symbolises love, romance and Valentine’s Day quite like the classic red rose.
As well as using them into your floral decorations such as bouquets, buttonholes and centrepieces, you can incorporate them into your wedding theme in lots of other ways.
Have your flower girl scatter rose petals down the aisle, hand out bags of dried rose petal confetti for guests to shower you with after the ceremony, and serve rosewater cakes and cocktails at the reception.
Planning a Valentine’s Day wedding?
If you’re looking for a breath-taking wedding venue to create a romantic backdrop for your Valentine’s Day ceremony, get in touch with the team at Abbeywood Estate.
We’ll be happy to give you a tour of our stunning indoor and outdoor spaces, and to discuss your Valentine’s Day theme with you. We even grow our own flowers, so we can provide British-grown red roses for your big day.