So you want to get married on Valentine’s Day, but it needs to be as non-cheesy as possible. We hear you! It’s such a romantic and significant day; all the makings of a perfect occasion to exchange vows. However, conversation hearts and Cupid’s arrow aren’t invited to the celebration! Today’s editorial plays like a rad vinyl from the ’70s, while providing ample ideas for a totally non-cheesy wedding day.
Lauren from Playful Soul Photography shares the rockin’ details behind this inspo: This is a perfect mixture of femininity and masculinity: Valentine’s Day meets rock ‘n roll. We wanted to celebrate love + highlight Valentine’s Day, but with a rocker edge. It’s the girl meets bad boy depiction that perfectly captures the romantic holiday from our youth – now with a sophisticated, modern edge. The design vision was pulled from fine art weddings, gothic influences, and a playful touch.
Pink rock ‘n roll vibes with this mixed media wedding invitation suite from Krystal Wedding Invitations.
Custom wedding backdrops are about as rad as decor gets. This giant vinyl, created by The Artsy Lefty, is totally not cheesy, and great for a rock ‘n roll Valentine’s wedding
Rock ‘n Roll Kind of Love
Peonies, carnations, garden roses and ranunculus make up this bridal bouquet. The addition of anthuriums and band orchids give it a modern, neotropical blend of temperate + tropical flowers!
Heavy on the florals! Sunrise Blooms brings this vision to life, while keeping things super sustainable. The ceremony installation was made foam-free, using fall pistachio branches, lightly sprayed baby’s breath, carnations, and black magic roses. We love this sustainable approach to wedding flowers!
What really encompasses the edgy, yet romantic vibe is the bride’s bustier, sweetheart neckline (hello, plunge!). Just gorgeous, sparkly lace off her dress from Sofia Bella Bridal. Our groom ROCKS here in a maroon suit from The Black Tux.
Totally Non-Cheesy V-Day Details!
Ultra edgy seating chart by Luckie Design Co.
All about the gold accents for this reception tablescape! Our favorite Valentine’s Day colors climbing up the wall in this balloon display by Party Designs By CC. Plus, modern tabletop details are feminine + romantic. Black plates just bring back the rock ‘n roll vibes.
Tabletop rentals from Ricky’s Party Rentals. Seeing that it’s Valentine’s Day, you still need some hearts around!
A moody, dark wedding cake could never be cheesy, right?! This cake design by Sam Samm Custom Cakes has a gothic vibe, with fun textures + fresh flowers.
If you look closely, you can tell the ceremony installation and centerpieces are then repurposed here for the velvet lounge and getaway car. You can find more ideas on repurposing wedding flowers here!
The bride’s red, fringe jacket further illustrates how cool a non-cheesy Valentine’s Day wedding can be. Just swap Cupid’s arrow for rad fringe, and you’re golden!
Without a doubt, a kitschy Valentine’s Day wedding can be avoided. Play back this video from Nick Lie Photography if you’re ever unsure.
photography: Playful Soul Photography // venue name: Venue by 3 Petals, Huntington Beach, California, USA // planning: Tangerine Events // florals: Sunrise Blooms // wedding dress: Sofia Bella Bridal // hairpiece: Jay Kay Braids and Bridal // bride's shoes: Gucci // bride's ring: Gemma Stone Co. // hair stylist: Kelliphan // makeup artist: Dorothy Does Makeup // groom attire: The Black Tux // groom's shoes: The Black Tux // videography: Nick Lie Photography // paper goods: Krystal Wedding Invitations // cake: Sam Samm Custom Cakes // desserts: TST Bake Shop // tabletop rentals: Ricky's Party Rentals // linen rentals: Ricky's Party Rentals // models: Terri and Corey // photo booth: Photobooth Supply Co // cocktails: New Food Tuesdayz // original concept: Playful Soul Creates // custom backdrop: The Artsy Left // custom backdrop sign : Created with Vicky // seating chart: Luckie Design Co // balloon installation : Party Design by CC // live event painter: The Live Event Painter