February is here, and February is also known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day is this week, and we’ve got lots of pink and red and love inspired ideas to share with you! Of course weddings and engagements are already inspired by love, but Valentine’s Day has a way of making love seem extra special and stand out just a little bit more. Here are a few of my favorite red, pink and heart inspired trends to consider for your engagement sessions, bridal showers and wedding days. Enjoy!
Elizabeth in Love via Style Me Pretty
Mia Dee Photograph via Confetti Daydreams
Katelyn James Photography via Ruffled Blog
Zac Wolf Photography via Style Me Pretty
Dasha Caffrey via Wedding Chicks
Gabriel Ryan via Green Wedding Shoes
Betwixt Studio via Style Unveiled
White Loft Studio via Ruffled Blog
Francesco Brunello Studio Fotografando via Wedding Chicks
Modern Moments Designs via Hostess with the Mostess
Christa Kimble Photography via Wedding Chicks
I love a black and white palette with a pop of color! The black and white keeps things classy and streamlined, while the color adds a whole other dimension. In this case, hot pink is splashed over the bride’s shoes, little details like pocket squares, and namely, her gorgeous ranunculus bouquet (I am obsessed with it). Lastly, how great is Mallory’s smile? I’m loving her joy and Troy’s sweet demeanor.
From the Bride:
Mallory and Troy met as first year grad students at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in the
Fall of 2007. They dated for the two years of school before graduating in 2009. Since graduation,
life has taken them from Orlando to St. Louis (and her parents’ spare bedroom) to Atlanta
before, finally, settling back in St. Louis in 2011. After buying a home in the St. Louis area, Troy
proposed on the doorstep of their new home as they prepared to build a life together.
Mallory and Troy were married on September 22, 2012 in a truly St. Louis affair. Out of town
guests were greeted in their hotel rooms with fleur de lis emblazoned totes filled with goodies
to welcome them to the Gateway to the West including Sauce and Feast magazines, Cardinals
silly straws, Schlafly’s beer, Gus’s Pretzels, homemade gooey butter cake and for those that
really enjoyed themselves, bottled water, Tylenol and a custom “Do Not Disturb” door hanger.
The ceremony took place at the Jewel Box in Forest Park where Mallory’s parents had been
married 32 years prior followed by photos at Mallory’s high school Villa Duchesne, with
its towers, turrets, spiral staircases, marble arches and white stone facade fit for a fairy tale.
Guests then enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing (with the mother of the bride chanting “one
more song” at the end of the night) at former Cardinals’ outfielder Jim Edmonds’ Fifteen
Steakhouse, in a room lit only by lanterns and candlelight. Mallory and her mother planned every
last detail of the wedding day and hand-made many of the unique touches such as the guest list
seating chart, hanging lanterns, wine glass place card charms and even the napkin rings. This was
definitely a labor of love.
Mallory and Troy’s wedding was a classic, elegant and sophisticated yet personal and intimate
affair and the memories will last for their lifetime together.
As we all know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I couldn’t think of a better way to spread awareness of this wonderful cause then though these amazing pink inspired wedding details.
Photos via Lovely Bride
M Three Studio | Photo via Wedding Chicks
M Three Studio
Jill Thomas Photography | Harrison Studio |Ali Harper Photography
Carter Photography & Design
Left Photos via The Knot | Photo via Style Me Pretty
Photo via Lovely Bridal
ANGEEW on ETSY | Jenny Girl Designs on ETSY | Simply Kate Grace on ETSY | Cutenessbuns on ETSY
Top: Beyond Design on ETSY | Julie Hanan Design on ETSY
Bottom: Pixie Chicago on ETSY | Lassod Moon on ETSY | Wedding Paper Genie on ETSY
Photo via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Abi Q Photography
Alively Photography | Paul Johnson Photography
Pictilio | Abi Q Photography
Photo via The Cupcake Blog | Photo via Pinterest
Kawaii Felt Crafts on ETSY
National Breast Cancer Awarness Month (NBCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure for breast cancer. This campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer and with about 1 in every 8 U.S. woman possibly developing invasive breast cancer, it’s a great reminder to check for early detection.
Sending extra special thoughts to all the friends & family members we know who have been affected by this disease. You all are amazing, strong, beautiful and inspiring women.