Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, gifts, chocolates or flowers with their special “valentine”, but why not exchange your vows? Are you a hopeless romantic, with your heart set on getting married? Why not consider planning a Valentine’s wedding?
Here at Hayne House, we would certainly love to share the most romantic day of the year with you. So why not melt a few hearts and play cupid by bringing together your closest friends, nearest and dearest, taken or single!
HOW EXPENSIVE IS IT TO GET MARRIED ON VALENTINE’S DAY?
Valentine’s Day, even when it falls on a Saturday, is an off-season wedding date, which means that you are more likely to get a good price from a venue and your guests are more likely to be able to attend as they probably won’t be away on vacation.
HOW WOULD WE GO ABOUT PLANNING VALENTINE’S DAY WEDDING?
To get started, we recommend that you think about what Valentine’s Day means to you. Valentine’s Day is all about love, and so is your wedding. So, look for inspiration from your heart, your own love story and think about how you can celebrate all things amour: when and where you met, the proposal and things you love doing together.
HOW SHOULD WE INCORPORATE LIGHTING FOR A VALENTINE WEDDING?
As the most romantic day in the calendar we recommend using soft lighting to set the mood and tone. And, of course, nothing says “romance” more than a candlelit dinner. We love ornate, flower-draped candelabras (with fake candles) or why not use hurricane vases.
WHAT COLOURS SHOULD WE CHOOSE FOR A VALENTINE WEDDING?
The traditional Valentine’s Day palette is girly blush, romantic pinks, luscious reds like cherry, scarlet, cardinal and deep crimson. You can use these colours subtly, or go for a pop of colour, such as chair covers with pink bows, or you can use one colour applied in bucket loads: like having a red carpet to walk down the aisle. The team at Hayne House all love a dreamy mix of reds and pinks accented with peach, apricot, mint green and gold. But your colour palette can be anything that, for you both, gets across your romantic, imaginative message.
FOR A VALENTINE WEDDING, WHAT FLOWERS SHOULD WE CHOOSE FOR OUR TABLES, BOUQUET AND BUTTON HOLES?
Roses are synonymous with a valentine wedding, however, we recommend including tulips along with silver and green foliage, as roses are inevitably going to be priced higher due to seasonal demand.
Instead of the groom having a floral buttonhole or wearing his heart-on-his-sleeve why not source a heart shaped boutonniere?
HOW MUCH LOVE CAN YOU SPREAD DURING YOUR VALENTINE WEDDING?
If you marry on Valentine’s day, it is probably going to become an unforgettable day for everyone you invite. So, throughout your wedding, you shouldn’t forget to let your guests know how much you love each other, but also them for sharing your special day. You could leave love-notes everywhere and we like the idea of bringing the outside in and hiring Topiary LOVE letters from Big Day Prop Hire.
HOW CAN WE ENTERTAIN OUR WEDDING GUESTS ON VALENTINE’S DAY?
We totally love the idea of heart shaped props or a floral heart wreath for a Kiss-Me-Quick photo booth.
Harry Kilb, our Handpicked DJ, says choosing your music makes every wedding memorable, but to make this day a musical day to remember he recommends putting together a playlist by picking and mixing up some ballads and contemporary pop songs about the ups of being in love and then dimming the lights. You will get everyone on the dance floor with classics from Bonnie Tyler, Barry White, The Commodores, Nina Simone, Rick Astley, Bee Gees, Marvin Gaye, George Michael along with some contemporary love songs by Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Kodaline, John Legend & Sam Smith.
WHAT FOOD OF LOVE SHOULD YOU SERVE FOR YOUR VALENTINES WEDDING?
Touchays, our handpicked caterers, who LOVE food, have put together a menu that would tantalise your guests taste buds and tease their senses!
Touchays Valentines Menu
Let’s share & get together with a selection of bruschetta
Seared hazelnut butter scallops served on sweet potato puree and lardons of bacon
Sizzlingly succulent chargrilled sirloin steak served with a partnership of creamed potatoes, oyster & shitake mushrooms with a béarnaise sauce
Two’s company lavender shortbread hearts layered & filled with passion fruit & champagne cream
Let’s get relaxed with Baileys coffee & homemade truffles
WHY NOT MAKE HISTORY AT HAYNE HOUSE?
Valentine’s day is the day when you can share your love and affection for the one who matters the most to you. So why not make Hayne House history and be the first couple to say your wedding vows on Valentine’s day in the new Orangery and book Thursday 14th February 2019?