Though Valentine’s day falls on a Thursday this year (about a month away!),  some love birds still choose this day to tie the knot–as a small intimate affair or an elopement. Whether you choose a V Day wedding or one that falls the weekend after, you can add in some extra romance to keep the feeling of Valentine’s day alive! Read all about our Valentine’s inspired wedding tips.

Red,  pink and an array of hearts will set the mood perfectly for your romantic swoiree- think pink and red floral pomander’s, red velvet cake and a tune from the Beatles “All You Need Is Love.”

We here at Peony Events also adore using table names instead of numbers–how about ‘what marriage means to you both’ (Love, Trust, Romance).

Valentine's Inspired Wedding

Top of your details with a pretty cocktail, try chef Michael Schulson’s, ‘Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Martini’,  this is the perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day celebration (and a Peony Events favorite!).

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim
  • 3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers
  • 10 raspberries
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Fill a shallow dish with enough simple syrup to just cover the bottom. Place crushed cookies into another shallow dish. Invert a martini glass into simple syrup and then immediately into crushed cookies to coat the rim of the glass.
  2. Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker; crush with a muddler. Add simple syrup and muddle again. Add vodka and cranberry juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into prepared martini glass. Serve immediately.

Check out our heart-inspired board, we can definitely feel the L-O-V-E in the air-SMOOCHES!