With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I would post pictures from a wedding I worked at last summer as an intern for Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings. This particular wedding had a very romantic feel to it. They were going for a summery “watermelon” theme by using green, red, and pink… but I think the look came off more as Valentine-y. Had I been consulting them, I would have suggested going with a dark green and light green paired with either the red or pink.
The wedding reception was held at the Salt Creek Golf Retreat in Nashville, Indiana. The reception room had a spectacular wall-to-wall view of the luscious green golf course, which I loved. I also adored the fireplace which you can see in the background of the first picture below.
I put together the lovely table centerpieces. The small picture doesn’t show it best, but if you click to enlarge the photo you can see the vase is filled with cellophane and water, which gives a very interesting effect. They chose hydrangeas for the main centerpiece with roses floating in water surrounding it. The flowers were a very simple way to show elegance while remaining cost effective. We all know in this economy just how important that is!
Guest favors included green, red, and pink jelly beans in a small jar sealed with a cork.
The wedding cake was a very simple buttercream cake with green ribbon bordering each layer and roses cascading along the side. Cathy was responsible for decorating the cake with real roses.
These pictures show just how easily you can put together a Valentine’s Day themed wedding. Remember these tips!
- Color choice is everything! Stick to romantic colors like red and pink paired with neutrals such as white or black.
- Candles spell romance so use as many as possible in your table centerpieces! Tea light candles are a great way to incorporate candles while remaining budget-conscious.
- Roses are the classic Valentine’s Day flower. Remember, roses come in all sorts of colors (peach, light pink, red). Don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit!