Valentine's Day may be synonymous with love and commitment, but Valentine's decor motifs can sometimes feel trite and forced. From the oversized plush teddy bears to the boxes of sub-par chocolates, we sometimes feel like the holiday of love could take a page from Marie Kondo and learn about refined elegance.
Today we're sharing seven unique and tasteful ways you can incorporate red, pink, and everything in-between, as a nod to Valentine's Day, into your February wedding without going overboard.
One of the most obvious and simple ways to incorporate red and pink into your wedding is through the floral design. However, it is also easy to go over the top in this area and err on the side of trite or overwrought. Less is often more when it comes to strong design and a few bold pops of color against an otherwise neutral palette will be both beautiful and eye-catching.
Reception tabletop design is one of the central elements of wedding decor design and a place you can have some fun creatively! From pale pink chargers to pops of red foliage and produce in the centerpieces, guests will love the stunning tabletop design as they enjoy dinner gather together. Rose gold flatware or bright red taper candles are some other fun and on-trend ways to incorporate a little February cheer into your tabletop design!
From eye-catching cranberry red escort card displays to dainty hand-calligraphed place cards, stationery is a wonderful way to bring in pops of color in a refined and elegant way.
Your signature cocktail is a wonderful place to bring in some color by incorporating Rosé or fun ingredients like pomegranates. With raspberries or hibiscus flowers, there are endless garnish details that will bring your pink cocktail together cohesively.
Bridal party attire is a fun way to bring in a variety of stunning shades of pink, red, and burgundy. Accompanied by festive red bowties on your groomsmen, the entire wedding party will look stunning dressed to the lines in deep red!
Consider using your lounge grouping as a decor statement with a pop of rich red or deep pink. The neutral grey throw pillow mellows out this crushed velvet armchair and the result is utter perfection.
One of the best ways to tastefully incorporate a certain motif in your wedding celebration is to add small touches throughout the day. From a bold red lip to a red velvet ring box, there are many small touches you can include to pay homage to the holiday of love.
Remember, a little goes a long way. Consider implementing one or two of these ideas and making space for neutral colors to fill in the rest. Refined moderation will bring a beautiful elegance to your day!
Style Me Pretty Contributor - Hannah Nowack is a freelance writer, calligrapher, and event designer living in the Midwest. When she isn't working, you will find her decorating her Danish Modern-inspired apartment, frequenting the gourmet cheese counter, or enjoying a glass of Cabernet with friends.