An elegant palette of blush pink and gold, is there anything more romantic? For a contemporary touch, opt for graphic stripes and mismatched bridesmaids dresses.
Pantone Rhapsody is on our radar for fall and winter weddings. For the couple who’s all about sweet details, this muted plum is a great hue. It’s romantic but with a relaxed, homespun vibe.
One of the major wedding invitation trends for 2012 is Romantic Florals. If you love the soft femininity of the artistic invitation featured below, this could be the style for you!
We love all the creative proposals that are springing up involving lights, creative grooms-to-be and long exposure photography!
First there’s this adorable video, which shows the painstaking process this groom went through to capture his city all lit up with his proposal for his future wife:
Then there’s these charming photos of a couple who are friends with the lovely ladies of Jolie Jolie. The groom surprised his bride by scrawling out “Marry Me” in light as he took a long exposure shot of them on the beach in Cabo!
I guess all you need for a creative proposal really are lights, a camera and the love of your life!
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a long weekend again this year (February 15 is President’s Day!), it’s the perfect opportunity to sneak away from wedding planning and hide out at a romantic vacation spot. Luckily enough for those of us in the U.S., there’s usually a snow-covered mountain, seaside bed and breakfast or quaint little town to provide ample Valentine’s Day weekend entertainment within driving distance of home!
Here are a few of our favorite romantic weekend getaways in the U.S. to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day in style:
Santa Barbara, California
Beaches, mountains, great food, luxe hotels and world-class shopping. What more could you want from a sweet little seaside city?
Full of snowy mountains and gorgeous vistas, Vermont makes the ideal getaway for New Englanders looking to get back in touch with nature.
Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado
Enjoy the gorgeous snowy landscape and then warm up in the naturally occurring hot springs that pop up all over Colorado.
Palm Springs, California
Can’t stand the idea of more cold weather? Ditch the snow gear and head for the dessert! Palm Springs will have you in a bikini in no time.
Ski, snowshoe and sled in some of the most beautiful mountains in the U.S. at this cozy mountain resort.
Siesta Key, Florida
Some consider this 8-mile-long barrier island to be the most romantic spot in the entire Sunshine State.
Napa Valley, California
Enjoy a long weekend full of wine tasting, gourmet food and golden afternoons in the rolling hills of Northern California.
With Twilight mania sweeping the country, people seem to be fixated on the idea of a dark and dreamy look for their upcoming weddings. Although I’m not an outright vampire fanatic, I have to admit that there’s something deep and luxurious about dark romance as a wedding theme.
As proof that vampire-esque drama makes for a stunning ceremony, I absolutely love the blend of black and deep red in this Twilight-inspired wedding from The Wedding Chicks:
I particularly love the idea of hanging chandeliers in an outdoor space. Here are some luxe wedding invitations to match:
We’ve all seen photos of classic baseball weddings in which the bride and groom tie the knot at their favorite stadium, but I particularly love this charming baseball-themed wedding featured on LA Style Unveiled.
Sarah and Andy hosted a chic, baseball-themed wedding without going overboard by blending hints of Andy’s baseball fanaticism with an overall rustic, romantic style. The result is charming and utterly unique! Bravo, Andy and Sarah! We love the ring bearer’s baseball glove instead of a pillow!
Today is Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. Whether Phil’s prediction leaves you feeling hopeful or helpless probably depends on geography (here in California we definitely need more rain!), but either way this sweet clip from Bill Murray’s classic comedy Groundhog Day will leave you wanting to cuddle up next to someone sweet while you ride out the last few weeks of winter.
Sometimes the sweetest Valentine’s Day celebration is a simple party for two! If you are looking to save some money and still create a romantic environment for you and your beloved, try some of these meaty recipes that the man in your life is sure to love.