The month of LOVE is fast approaching, bringing lots of wedding planning inspiration to our Bean Town brides! With splashes of red and pink everywhere, color palettes are bursting with rich blends, reflecting the most romantic time of the year. Valentine’s Day can be used as an excellent model of interpretation for your wedding, utilizing both visual and emotional attributes. Since soon-to-be’s are wondering how to incorporate the sentiment of this holiday with their ceremonies and receptions, here are a few tips to get your hearts thumping in the right direction. From the centerpieces to guest favors, we can integrate key concepts of Valentine’s Day to create your very own personalized wedding love story.
Flowers~ In order to replicate the beauty of Valentine’s Day within your floral centerpieces, we must pay homage to the holiday’s official flower, the red rose. Although some say that this traditional bloom is lacking an exotic flavor and exciting pizazz, the red rose symbolizes the essence of true love with its beautiful simplicity of crimson velvet petals. Cut short and placed within square glass vases or arranged tightly with ivy strands for a hand held, this bouquet of sweet scent and flavorful texture is not only a classic but is guaranteed to be in stock by your local florist for a February affair. For those still looking for a showstopper flower other than the red rose, check out red ranunculus or red amaryllis which are both a beautiful substitute.
Décor ~ Using the theme of Valentine’s day for your wedding must encompass a truly romantic appeal and most importantly, “warm” appeal. This translates into glowing lights, lightly sheared fabrics and the overall ambiance of intimacy. Unlike other seasonal weddings such as carnival or Halloween themed wedding, this particular feel must reflect a more personalized and cozy effect. Some helpful accessories may be dimmed candlelight, warm color tones such as burgundy and violet (stay away from yellow tints) for linens and place cards designed to reflect a Victorian style. Keep in mind that the site should be kept light and airy, omitting additives of sharp and blunt inserts.
Wine~ Nothing says “Amore” like the seductive body of a wonderful wine. Options include a deep merlot or even a dry chardonnay to accompany menus of beef or fish. Pay close attention to the sheen of your liquid aphrodisiac since matching color to plate palette is perfectly allowable, presenting a symphony of tinted magnificence! For those who are really looking to “pop” the corks of love and sensuality, add berries to the bottom of glasses such as strawberries or raspberries.
Happy Wedding Planning!
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