We’ve held some beautiful Valentine’s Day weddings over the years that have given us lots of ideas that we’d like to share with couples considering marrying on the most romantic day of the year. Even if you’re not getting married on Valentine’s Day, you can still tie the knot with a heart-filled celebration at New House Farm!
Read below for our top tips for themed decorations, cake ideas and more.
Colour scheme and decorations
Shades of red, pink and white are the obvious choice for this theme. Bridesmaids could wear dresses in these colours, or just a shawl or corsage as a more subtle nod to Valentine’s. As for the bride, a flash of red or pink shoes under a white dress is really effective way to incorporate a fun, romantic theme.
Dress the venue as if you’re having a romantic dinner – cover tables in pretty fabrics like lace or silk, ambient string lighting, petals and candles to make the event feel quiet and intimate, and definitely consider having a candlelit evening ceremony.
Roses are symbolic of love, however they can be very expensive to get hold of in February, so you may want to limit these to just your bouquet. Instead, flowers such as hydrangeas, tulips, and peonies in soft pastel shades of pink or red can be used for table decoration.
There are so many options for a Valentine’s themed cake – try a traditional white iced cake with pink or red accents, a cake decorated with hearts or even a cake baked into a heart shape.
Alternatively, you want to go for something more quirky you could have a ‘naked’ red velvet sponge cake – by leaving it un-iced, you’ll expose the hot red sponge that will fit in perfectly with your colour scheme.
Chocolate hearts, pink marshmallows or bags of Love Heart sweets on tables are a fun way to spread the love to your guests. Heart-shaped soaps or other love-inspired items for guests to take away will help establish the theme and give them something to remember your special day.
Also, it’s important to remember that couples at your wedding may be missing their own Valentine’s Day celebrations to attend, so fan the flames of love by asking them to join in part way through your first dance, and play plenty of love songs to set the mood!
February in the Lake District is often cold and wet, so consider have a photo station set up with romantic props inside your venue just in case you can’t take outside shots. However, if you’re lucky enough to get a dry day, try and find a background nearby that embodies romance, such as a secluded garden or breath-taking landscape.
We hope this helps give you some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day wedding!
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