We’ve saved two of the best tips for last! One of Colorado’s best florists as well as one of the most popular DJs share advice for “off the beaten path” ways to add romance to your wedding or relationship. If you’ve missed Part 1 or Part 2 of this article, there’s more great tips to provide romantic inspiration.
4. Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s time for you to try something new!
Yes, red roses are beautiful, but there are so many other romantic, unique blooms to enhance your wedding day or to give to someone you love. Katherine Lawrence of The Perfect Petal is always a great person to check in with when you’re looking to use flowers in a beautiful or “out of the box” way. Whether you’re looking for flowers for your wedding, special event or romantic occasion, Katherine of The Perfect Petal is always ready with ideas. Here are her suggestions for beautiful blooms beyond the rose.
Hellebores – a unique romantic bloom with petals that range and vary in color from one bloom to the next. Colors include, white, green and soft mauvy pink with speckles. The leaf growth is unique and the bloom adds a loose hand-picked feel to any bouquet
Lilac – With its intoxicating fragrance and exquisite color, the cluster of tiny lavender blooms makes a magical and romantic statement just on its own.
Viburnum – similar to hydrangea – viburnum is delicate in color and more petite.
Anemones – Known as the “daughter of the wind” these elegantly simple blooms come in both soft romantic colors as well as the bold colors of love. Their beautiful black centers add a touch of contrast that adds interest to any centerpiece
Ranunculus – with their “mielle fleur” or many petals these simple beauties add a frilly touch to any romantic girly wedding
Sweetpeas – sweetpeas always conjure images of warm spring days and tumbling trellises – perhaps a walk in the woods with your honey?
If you’re interested in learning more about Katherine or the Perfect Petal, you can visit their website for more details and contact information.
5. They’re playing our song
You’ve got the photos, flowers, chocolate and something “more comfortable” to wear, all that’s missing is a little mood music. Whether you’re looking for your first dance song for your wedding or some romantic tunes for Valentine’s Day or any other day, Favio Twedt, one of Denver’s best DJs offers some suggestions. Favio, with Dance ‘Til Dawn Entertainment, is a popular wedding and event DJ throughout Colorado known for getting any crowd up and dancing. He has heard more than his fair share of first dance songs…and a lot of the same ones played at multiple weddings. When asked to help us shake things up a bit with some more unique love songs, this is what he came up with. Chances are, at least one of these songs will resonate with you and could be a unique choice for a first dance or a song to enjoy as a married couple.
“Here are ten song titles, for the most part not too pop-like, some off the beaten path, others may be known. Either way, I like them as love songs,” says Twedt.
Mine – Taylor Swift
Magic – Robin Thicke
Us – Regina Spektor
Hate That I Love you – Rihanna & Ne-Yo
Breathe – Anna Nalick
The Way I am – Ingrid Michaelson
Better Than – John Butler Trio
Say – John Mayer
My Heart is Yours – Justin Nozuka
Grenade – Bruno Mars
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show someone how much you love them and it’s also an exciting time to recognize a romance by getting engaged or exchanging vows. But, February 14th isn’t the only day to romance someone in a fun, new way – there are 364 more opportunities to sweep someone off their feet!
You can visit the Colorado Weddings By Design photo gallery for more inspiration whether you’re planning a Valentine’s Day wedding or a wedding any other time of year. Here’s to happy planning and many more happy Valentine’s Days!