Simple and subtle ways to make your Valentine’s Day wedding special

Hi Lovebirds!

Today we will be discussing how to gracefully incorporate Valentine’s Day into your special day. While the day is already special in itself, it is a popular day for people to tie the knot! Some may think getting hitched on Valentine’s Day can be cheesy and tired but we believe that there are so many subtle and fun ways to get into the holiday spirit! Whether it be your food and drinks, decor, or guest experience, we have some cute and simple ideas to decorate your wedding!

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Cuisine and Cocktails

A Valentine’s Day wedding often brings colorful food and drink items and sweet treats! Simple and popular red or pink treats can go a long way without being too tacky or over the top. Pink macarons or a non-traditional red velvet wedding cake are a few of the many elegant ways to incorporate a Valentine’s Day theme. When it comes to cocktails, fruits and grenadine can often fit the fun and flirtatious theme you are vying for.

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Decor

Valentine’s Day can often entail bright red colors however deep reds, burgundy or blush pink can help make your wedding elegant while staying on theme. By balancing these colors with white or leafy greens, you can get that elegance and simplicity you desire. These color themes can be gracefully incorporated into your bridesmaids dresses, invitations or table settings.

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Guest Experience

Getting to share this special moment with your nearest and dearest on the most romantic day of the year can call for some sweet and sentimental experiences to set the mood. By creating elegantly themed experiences for your guests you can also create that romantic vibe that Valentine’s Day brings. Some fun ways to include your guests can include casual seating areas, favors, or even a kissing booth photo booth!

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If you are considering a Valentine’s Day wedding, there are numerous ways you can create that fun and flirty vibe you desire. Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year and we are so excited for you to share this day with your loved ones.

Gracefully incorporating your favorite holiday into your wedding part 3: New Years

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This week we are finishing up our mini-blog series focusing on crafting a modern take on seasonally themed weddings with New Years Eve. A wedding celebration that goes strong until midnight can be difficult to execute, but there are many of fun ways to keep your guests partying all night long! We love a fun New Years celebration and have put together some ways that you can implement a NYE wedding without going over the top!

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Cuisine & Cocktails

A NYE wedding reception calls for some classic late night snacks and fun festive drinks! Whether it be a fancy carving station, tacos or fries, make sure guests have enough to snack on well into the new year. And don’t forget the drinks! There are many creative ways to incorporate the sparkling new year into your drink selection to keep guests hydrated (or dehydrated) all night long. Oh, and no NYE wedding would be complete without a toast at midnight!

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Decor

Your color pallet of choice can really emphasize that romantic yet fun New Years Eve wedding of your dreams. We suggest using metallics such as gold and sparkles to contrast the darker tones often used for new years or late night weddings! New Years Eve often calls for confetti and balloon drops. Without going all in on these items, we found creative ways to still incorporate them into your NYE wedding.

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Guest Experience

Lastly, we want to ensure that you and your guests have the best time at your wedding.. If you are trying to stick it out till midnight, the guest experience can be the most crucial. We love a long lasting dance party and photo booth! It can also be fun to incorporate traditional NYE festivities with party horns and sparklers! Another great idea would be to gift your guests with mini champagne bottles as your wedding favor.

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NYE can be fun, festive, and classy all at the same time. If you are planning your New Years Eve wedding we hope you take into consideration these fun and festive ideas. No matter what, route you take for your holiday wedding, we hope our ideas have inspired you and that you are on your way to crafting a celebration that is magical!

Gracefully incorporating your favorite holiday into your wedding part 2: winter

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As promised last time, we are continuing our holiday series today with our winter wedding ideas! From your wedding cuisines to the bar offerings and from the decor elements to your guest takeaway gift, there are tons of ways to create that perfect, cozy, and elegant winter wedding you crave!

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Cuisine and Cocktails

The winter season calls for that warm cup of hot chocolate and your favorite comfort foods. Consider incorporating fun variations of the holiday treats of your choice such as peppermint and chocolate or your favorite homemade soup and sandwich combination!

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Decor

Winter weddings often call for cozy and elegant vibes all around and carefully curating your decor will work to create a winer ambiance. We just can’t get enough of winter tones such as wine, deep and ice shades of blue, and varying forests greens. And don’t be afraid to play around with using tinsel, pine, birch, and twinkle lights to further show some love to the holiday season without going all-out Christmas themed!

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Guest Experience

Lastly, when it comes to guest experience, the options are endless! Consider giving a nod to the holiday season through favors such as hot chocolate or coffee and experiences like sparklers or even a mistletoe kissing booth!

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Whatever winter holiday you celebrate if you are planning on having your wedding during the “most wonderful time of the year”, we hope our ideas will help spur on your own creativity in putting together the winter wonderland wedding of your dreams.

Gracefully incorporating your favorite holiday into your wedding part 1: Fall

Hi Lovebirds!

Thanksgiving has come and gone, the winter holidays are just around the corner and we are experiencing all the seasonal feels. We just love it when couples want to incorporate holiday vibes into their wedding celebration. Today, we are kicking off the season with a blog series sharing tips on how to give a nod to your favorite holiday without having a fully themed wedding. Today, we are looking at thanksgiving and how to bring the best that the fall has to offer into your wedding cuisine & cocktails, decor, and guest experience!

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Cuisine & Cocktails

There are so many fun, creative, and most importantly, subtle ways to include your favorite fall food and drink flavors into your reception. Consider giving nod to turkey day by serving thanksgiving favorites, family style at your wedding reception. Think sweet potatoes, mini pies, mashed root veggies, and anything with and dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg!

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Decor

We just LOVE using fall tones and colors as a pallet for weddings! Wine, burnt orange, mustard yellow, warm metallics, we just can’t get enough of these hues that can help create that warm, cozy fall ambience throughout your celebration. Fall colors and design elements can be incorporated throughout your wedding aesthetic to help give a nod to the season, without totally giving in to a thanksgiving themed fete.

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Guest Experience

They say the devil is in the details, and when it comes to guest experience, it is the small details that make the difference. You could promote Thanksgiving vibes by gifting your guests with mini jars of homemade seasonal jam, throwing around cozy pashminas in autumnal hues or using yummy fall themed cookies as place cards. The possibilities are endless.

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Fall is our favorite season over here at Marisa Nicole Events and we just love infusing all things autumnal into our couple’s weddings. Whether you choose to serve spiked apple cider, have a turkey carving station, or play with a pallet of fall colors for your aesthetic, there are so many ways that you can bring the best that the season has to offer to your wedding.