Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue

Updated: Aug 24

What better day to celebrate your wedding and your love than on Valentine’s Day, the “it” day for love? Valentine’s Day weddings can be romantic, special and unique, but the wrong decisions on décor, color palettes and food options can make your day feel dated and predictable. To avoid this possibility, steer clear of overdoing the obvious Valentine’s Day motifs: hearts, red-and-pink everything and cherubs. So what should you opt for instead? The experts at Long Island’s Crest Hollow Country Club have come up with five ways to ensure your Valentine’s Day wedding is chic and memorable in only the best way.

Be wary of your color palette.

Think of pink and red as accent colors instead of the main players, and use them sparingly throughout your overall color scheme. For example, a deep burgundy gives you the red you crave in a classic shade. Want a pop of pink? Choose an ombré wedding cake that starts in a dark, dusty rose before fading to white. Incorporate accents of red into an otherwise black-and-white color scheme by wrapping red ribbons around a tier wedding cake, votive candle centerpieces or bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party. For a unique twist, light up your night with a venue that’s equipped with LED lighting—in whatever hue you desire—for a chic hint of color.

Pick a venue with romantic surroundings.

Just because your Valentine’s Day wedding is in the winter, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the outdoors in. You can opt for an indoor venue that features an outdoor view for you and your guests to enjoy—even if you live in a cold climate. Not only will your guests be pleasantly surprised, but you’ll also have the opportunity to snap some unexpected pictures during your reception next to a geothermally heated, LED-lit pool, under a palm tree or kissing your loved one next to an elegant waterfall.