Clockwise from top left: Photo by Sugar and Soul Photography; photo by Cory Ryan Photography; photo by Kevin Milz Photography; gown by Hayley Paige, photo by Dan Lecca; photo by Melissa McCrotty Photography

Incorporating hearts into your wedding decor can be tricky business. Going too overboard can cause your wedding to look like a second-grade classroom adorned for Valentine’s Day. But a few carefully chosen hearts can add just the right amount of sweet and whimsy to your celebration. Check out some of our favorite heart-shaped ideas for your wedding decor.

Bouquet: If you’re feeling bold, a bouquet made entirely of hearts and feathers packs a contemporary punch.

Programs: The red-and-pink ombre chevron pattern elevates these heart-shaped ceremony programs into true works of art.

Mirror: A vintage-inspired frame with a cheeky heart drawing serves as a fun backdrop for an escort card or dessert table.

Topiary: We love the contrast of the heart’s femininity and the natural, almost edgy-looking, moss. Hang from the ceiling or on the doors to your ceremony venue.

Dress: Mix sexy and sweet with this Hayley Paige gown, featuring a heart-shaped cutout in back.

Are you incorporating hearts in your wedding? Tell us how in the comments!

Vintage Loft of Love ~ Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 07, 2012

Valentine’s Day is one week from today! To get you excited and hopefully inspire you with a few ideas, here is a simply sweet style shoot photographed by Melissa McCrotty Photography. All of the details were a collaboration of several vendors (listed below). One thing that I have to point out is that the dress the model has on in the first few photos is GORGEOUS!

Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Jeffra on Jan 24, 2012

I’m one of those people who secretly gets excited about Valentine’s Day. I think it’s the decorations and the endless red and pink inspiration that proceeds this day of love.

Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? What are your plans? Do you have any unique ideas for telling your fiance or husband, “I Love You?”

From via Pinterest

Vintage Valentine Inspiration Shoot

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 14, 2011

Styled Shoot

February 2011

Raleigh, NC

When I first received this shoot, I thought – hello romance! Everything about this inspiration screams L-O-V-E.  But I also think it could be perfect for an intimate Bridal Shower idea.  So here’s our final Valentine’s Day post for you (although it always feels like Valentine’s Day here at WeddingWire!).


Photographer: Kevin Milz Photography | Event Planner: Erin McLean Events | Floral Designer: Tre Bella | Reception Venue: The Stock Room | Rentals: CE rentals

Happy Day of Love!

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!  If you want a little history on today’s Holiday, head over to WeddingAces and read Ace Marjorie’s Post.  She explains where it all began!

Also, if you haven’t celebrated yet, we pulled together a little DIY inspiration you can use to wow your sweetie for a romantic dinner at home.

Tip: I ventured over to Martha Stewart Weddings and took some paper flower tips from here.