Originating as a feast to celebrate Saint Valentine, February 14th is synonymous with all things romance. From cupid’s arrows to chocolate hearts, love is all around you. However, there seems to be a curse around that particular date. From all red and pink everything to carton love hearts everywhere, it’s hard to escape the fact it is the season of love. While the level of romance suits some, other couples prefer a slightly more chilled out approach – so how can you have a romantic wedding during February without succumbing to valentine’s pressure?
Cosy Lounge Areas
Keep the intimacy alive with cosy lounge areas. Rich leather chesterfield sofas adorned with pillows are the perfect seating areas for those trying to achieve this. Their connections to aristocracy and wealth impose elegance upon any room (or marquee) they may be situated in.
Alternatively, if you’re hosting small, outdoors ceremony, you could use Chesterfields as your pews. They’re perfect for the job, as they were specifically designed to allow a gentleman to sit upright, without causing unsightly wrinkles or creases.
Naked cakes are the new fondant fancy. Taking a step back from traditional iced fruit cakes, many couples are opting for something a little simpler.
Essentially, naked cakes are what they say on the tin – beautiful sponges with little to no decoration. Using buttercream to sandwich layers together, some bakers choose to smooth the edges and leave a crumb coat look. Others simply leave them as they are. Topped with fruits, flowers and icing sugar, they’re effortless gorgeous.
Faux Fur Accents
Last season saw a huge rise in faux fur in the fashion industry and this has naturally sliced the wedding decor scene. Team your Chesterfields with faux fur throws and rugs. Not only will they feel amazing on your post-heel feet, but they add a certain luxury not found elsewhere.
They’re also highly practical. As your party winds into the night, cold chills are inevitable. These cosy additions are the perfect way to combat this. Stood by one of our fire pits, toasting marshmallows, wrapped in a faux fur throw – what could be better?
Following a similar rule to fur, velvet adds a touch of class to any occasion. Match velvet ribbons to your colour scheme and use as napkin ties or chair decorations. Alternatively, use velvet pillows to add to your cosy lounge area.
With connotations of traditional luxury, it was often associated with royals and the wealthy. A velvet evening jacket for the groom could be a great subtle addition.
Hot Chocolate Bar
There’s no secret that chocolate is an aphrodisiac – perfect for your Valentine. Therefore, while the months are still chilly, why not have a hot chocolate bar?
From serve yourself to barista style service, it’s completely up to you how you tempt your guests. For an extra kick, why not add chilies or cinnamon into the mix?