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Planning an Elegant Valentines Day Wedding

With so much love and commitment in the air, it’s no wonder why so many couples choose to get married on Valentine’s Day.  With that said, I’d figured I’d give you some tips on how to pull off a beautiful, romantic and colorful Valentine’s Day wedding.

First thing’s first, be prepared well in advance.  I’m not talking just one year in advance either.  There are a lot of couples looking to book their wedding on this particular day.  So not only will your preferred venue most likely already be booked up, but DJ’s , planners, bands, caterers will all be very busy during this holiday as well.  Be sure to book them more than a year in advance.

Want to incorporate some of the Valentine’s Day colors like red or pink in your dress, don’t be disappointed to learn that most traditional gowns do not include these colors.  But lucky for you, there’s always the custom gown option.  Add some pop of color to your hem or even the tulle underneath your gown and your guests will love the genuine idea.  Be sure to book your appointment at least 6 months in advance.

Here are some of my favorite ideas for attire and reception for a Valentine's Day Wedding.  You'll notice that deep reds are definitely my favorite.

You guessed it... I absolutely love the non-traditional colorful approach to shoes!!!  

You guessed it... I absolutely love the non-traditional colorful approach to shoes!!!  

Deep tones of red or pink add elegance and sophistication to any reception

Deep tones of red or pink add elegance and sophistication to any reception

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A heart shaped key hole adds a Valentine's Day touch to this beautiful wedding gown  

A heart shaped key hole adds a Valentine's Day touch to this beautiful wedding gown
 

How to Successfully Create a Beautiful Autumn Wedding

With the weather being just right and that warm cozy feeling sneaking up on us at the start of the season, it is no wonder why so many brides choose to have a Fall wedding.  And let's not forget the ohhh so beautiful Fall foliage that will serve as the perfect romantic backdrop for your wedding photos.  With so many vibrant color palettes to choose from, it's going to be hard not to have fun with all of your Fall wedding decor.

Have a little fun with your attire and let your bridal party in on the fun as well.  Mixed matched bridesmaids dresses are definitely the trend so go ahead, don't hold back.  Explore and have fun with the Fall color palette! If you're sticking with one main color, another fun way to add a pop of color is to mix and match the color of the bridesmaids' shoes. 

Photo: The Bridal Detective

Photo: The Bridal Detective

...and if you're expecting cool weather, considering shawls may be a good idea to keep your girls warm and comfortable...

Photo: chicbridesmaiddress.blogspot.com

Photo: chicbridesmaiddress.blogspot.com

For an elegant and sophisticated feel, decorations, including flowers and centerpieces should focus on deep oranges, vibrant reds, browns, yellows and purples.  Using apples, pumpkins, and branches in your decor is a nice way to
incorporate Fall elements that the beautiful Fall season is associated with.  Here are a few ideas to help you embrace the vibrancy of the warm seasonal colors without turning your wedding into a Halloween party, (of course if that's not the route that you're taking!)

Photo: Pinterest This bouquet incorporates rich fall colors in a very sophisticated fashion

Photo: Pinterest This bouquet incorporates rich fall colors in a very sophisticated fashion

Photo: Oncewed These wedding escort cards are becoming quite popular this season 

Photo: Oncewed These wedding escort cards are becoming quite popular this season 

Deep rich tones add elegance ~ too pretty to eat

Deep rich tones add elegance ~ too pretty to eat

Let's not forget about invitations.  Your invitations will set the tone and feel of your wedding.  Considering customized or even DIY invitations will create a more personal touch.  Etsy is always a great place to start if you're considering the customized route.   

For more inspiration and creative ideas, follow our Pinterest boards: http://www.pinterest.com/rbridalstudio