Intimate Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Intimate Valentine's Dinner

If you caught our Valentine’s Morning breakfast in bed feature from yesterday, you can probably tell we’re gearing up for Love Day with a few different ideas this year! Today’s feature celebrates the holiday with an intimate + romantic dinner for two, filled with candlelight, mini French macarons, and gorgeous, bright flowers. But there’s more to those blooms than what meets the eye! Each one is a carefully crafted paper blossom by The Lovely Ave and we have to say, we’re pretty much in love!

Thanks so much to Leslie Dawn Events + Alice Jane Photography for sharing this sweet V-Day idea with us! The beautiful, idyllic setting they created definitely beats going out to restaurant if you ask us!

Intimate Valentine's Dinner

Intimate Valentine's Dinner

Intimate Valentine's Dinner

paper flower centerpiece

We seriously can’t get over these flowers! And they pair so lovely with a soft tablescape filled with textural pink linens.

Intimate Valentine's Dinner

paper flower centerpiece

Intimate Valentine's Dinner

How cute are those mini gold-detail macarons by Flour and Flourish?

macaron favors

macaron favors

Intimate Valentine's Dinner

paper flower centerpiece

paper flower bouquet

Such a sweet idea, right? We love how this talented team showed us how romantic + festive staying in on Valentine’s Day can be!

photography: Alice Jane Photography // event planning + design: Leslie Dawn Events // paper flowers: The Lovely Ave // pink dress: Shabby Apple  // white dress: Natalie Wynn Designs // makeup: Brynn Thomas Makeup // hand painted wraps: theslccreative // macaroons: Flour and Flourish // model: Brittany Maddux // jewelry: Borcik Shop // watches: Lunowear // rentals: Diamond Rentals

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Intimate Horseshoe Bend Elopement: India + Jay

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

It takes a special couple to decide to say their I Dos at the edge of a 1,000 foot cliff in the desert! India + Jay happen to be that couple, and today we’re excited to share their beautiful elopement, at the Grand Canyon’s Horseshoe Bend, on GWS! These two did everything non-traditionally from the start; from getting ready in the middle of the desert to exchanging their vows at the edge of a canyon. And to make this day even more meaningful + amazing, the location has so much history for them. Below, India tells us more about that:

There are so many reasons why we decided to elope. First, we have both always wanted to elope. Just our closest friends and family came, everyone pitched in so much to make our little dream wedding more perfect than we could have imagined. The second reason would have to be because we wanted to marry somewhere that was special to our love story. We met in the Grand Canyon, fell in love in Lake Powell, and even got engaged in the bottom of the Grand Canyon as well. It’s also right dab in the middle of our families and friends too, in between Utah and Arizona.

Thanks so much to Jordan Voth for sharing these incredible photos with us + big congrats to the newlyweds on a perfect day!

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

bride with dad after seeing her in wedding dress

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

We didn’t want to waste money on all the fluff that goes into weddings. We spent money on the things that last, we didn’t care about decorations or fancy cakes or a big glamorous venue. We wanted the bare essentials, to us it was about what weddings are truly all about, celebrating love. Lastly, we wanted to marry in a place we feel close to God in. Nothing makes you feel smaller, more vulnerable, or in more awe standing at the edge of a 1,000 canyon.

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

India’s Leanne Marshall dress was a perfect choice for the windy, desert setting.

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

India’s predominantly eucalyptus bouquet, by Bloom by Madison Murdock, was beautiful but didn’t distract from the breathtaking red rock surroundings.

Leanne Marshall Wedding Dress

Horseshoe Bend Elopement

If you're planning an elopement, I would say just to do it how you want it. Don't let anyone else decide what you do or don't do on your wedding day, because it's yours. Make decisions together as a couple, not just the bride. It makes it so much more special. One thing I'm so happy I did do was invite my closest family and friends, without them there's no way our day could have turned out so amazing.

photography: Jordan Voth // videography: Chris Koch of Chord Weddings // location: Horseshoe Bend at the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell Antelope Marina in Arizona // florals: Bloom by Madison Murdock // wedding dress: Leanne Marshall // makeup: Baylee Jensen // groom’s suit: Utah Woolen Mills // officiant: Luis Eduardo Cardona

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Valentine’s Morning Breakfast in Bed

Valentine's Morning Breakfast in Bed with a cheeky love note!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – next Sunday to be exact! – and we couldn’t think of a way we’d rather celebrate this year than with a sweet Valentine’s morning breakfast in bed! To help you easily put together a V-Day breakfast for your sweetie, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Avery + created two cheeky love note templates for you to include along with your spread!

Pair the cute printables with heart-shaped red velvet waffles (we used a recipe we found here) and a big cup of coffee + enjoy a slow, relaxing morning with your love! ♥

Avery Valentine's Cards

You can download our templates here: Don’t Go Bacon My Heart + You’re Berry Cute! And we used these Matte White Postcards from Avery to print them. After you download the files, you can open the .avery files in Avery Design & Print by going to avery.com/open and opening the file from there. As a heads up, you won’t be able to print the .avery files without opening them in Avery Design & Print. And you can also use the tool to add a custom message on the back of the postcard. It’s easy to toggle to the back of the card in the tool. Have fun creating something sweet!

Valentine's Morning Breakfast in Bed with a cheeky love note!

Avery Valentine's Cards

So super cute, right? Write a personalized love note on the back to make the morning even sweeter!

Avery Valentine's Cards

Avery Valentine's Cards

Avery Valentine's Cards

Want to recreate this breakfast scene to a T? We snagged our heart-shaped waffle maker on Amazon and the tray is a fun Target find!

Avery Valentine's Cards

So cute, right? We hope you have fun using our Avery printables to create a Valentine’s Day morning breakfast in bed for your sweetie!

* This post is sponsored by Avery. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

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