Forget Cupids with arrows and saccharine red on pink color palettes; having a Valentine's Day-inspired engagement shoot or wedding  can be whimsically romantic when done creatively and with a sense of humor. With just the right amount of sweet and some big, red hearts tossed in the mix, these inspiring wedding  pics (several from my own wedding ) will have you in the mood for love in no time. 'Cause when all else fails, just put a heart on it!
Quirky Shoes For the Bride
These funky, red-heart-adorned pumps by Vivienne Westwood  couldn't be more aptly suited for the February holiday.
Dessert Table Marquee
Love the rustic look of this heart marquee over the dessert table. It's especially stunning at night!
Bridesmaid Heart Balloons
Instead of bouquets, have your bridesmaids walk down the aisle with heart balloons.
How sweet is it to have your vows written on paper hearts?
Keep the bridal party cool with heart-shaped sunglasses.
Origami Heart Escort Cards
Learn how to make these DIY origami heart escort cards  for a fun seating chart twist.
Striped Heart Piñata
Not only is a huge heart piñata a great photo op, it's a fun activity for your guests, young and old.
Heart Drink Labels
Affix some adhesive chalkboard hearts to mason jars for helping guests keep their drinks straight and find their tables. It's like triple-duty drinking!
Your Something Blue
Have a little blue heart with you and your beloved's initials on it sewn in a secret spot on your dress.
Secret Heart Cake
This is such a cute idea! Have secrets about the couple folded into little paper hearts in the cake, so as guests eat they learn more about the newlyweds.
A huge heart makes the perfect backdrop for "I dos," and stuffed hearts flanking the aisle add even more whimsical panache.
For added flair with your save-the-date cards, fill clear envelopes with heart confetti and a heart sticker for people to mark the date on their calendars.
Photo booths are a huge wedding  trend, but make yours special with some handmade heart-shaped pillow props!
Sweet, little, glittery hearts add sparkle to reception straws.
Lit-Up Ceremony Heart
A handcrafted lit-up heart makes a romantic statement during the "I dos."
Ombre Heart-Topped Cake
The ombre colors and heart topper give a traditional cake style some modern flair.
DIY  heart-shaped paper garlands bring you back to the days of sweet, handmade Valentines. They also make perfect budget-friendly decorations.
Subtle rope hearts take center stage above the altar.
Cute meets rustic with heart-adorned, hand-painted, wooden signage.
Sequin Heart Boutonnieres
Swap out boring boutonnieres on your groomsmen with Ban.do sequin hearts .
Heart Balloons For Everyone
Red heart balloons not only make for a wedding  photo prop, they also look great in videos like this one  when everyone lets them loose at the reception.
Label your beverages with red paper hearts for a whimsical way to guide your guests.
See how I made these DIY heart magnets  for my wedding  seating assignments. They also doubled as favors!
The Love Story in Hearts
Not only do these giant sticker hearts direct the guests and provide seating, they tell the couple's love story along the way!
Hand out heart flags for your guests to wave as you return down the aisle.
Heart Cookie Favors
Heart cookies give the guests an extraspecial sweet treat.
Heart-Filled Ceiling Decor
Fill the space above your guests with hearts!
Stained-Glass Ceremony Heart
A stained-glass-inspired heart makes a stunning ceremony piece.
This natural-looking ring pillow is a heart in disguise.
Hearts on the bridal shoes is one thing, but get your groom in on the fun with heart socks for him.
Doughnuts get a romantic touch with delicate doily hearts.
Rose Petal Ceremony Hearts
Jazz up the ceremony aisle by forming hearts from rose petals.
Glitter Cake Toppers
Make your wedding  sparkly with these easy-to-make heart cake topper.
Hearts give regular sparklers added cute factor.
Soda Favor Tags
Punch a hole in paper hearts to string on a thank-you message to your favors.
Heart-Shaped Hand Pies
Sweeten up dessert with heart-shaped mini pies.
With its mix of geometric shapes and watercolor design, these heart menus are modern and beautiful.
Cheese is awesome enough, but add heart labels and it's even cheddar!
Floral Dessert Design
Get creative with your floral design by making a heart shape above the dessert table.
Mustached Heart Boutonniere
For the debonair groom with a bit of a quirky side.
Seating Chart Heart
Create a string-filled heart to hold all the seating cards.
Ceremony Chair Hearts
Swap out traditional flowers for cute stuffed hearts along the ceremony aisle.
Little wooden hearts dress up casual napkins.
Cupcake Heart Toppers
Teeny tiny hearts keep cupcakes sweet and simple.
Having your nuptials on Valentine's Day makes your invitation theme easy. You can mix up the modern and vintage like this invite, or get reminiscent with antique-style Valentines.
Whether it's for an engagement shoot or to toss at the newlyweds during their postwedding exit, heart confetti is a little detail that packs a punch.
Vintage Valentines For Dessert Flair
Color-copy vintage valentines to add a touch of retro romance to the dessert table.
Personalized "love" matchboxes are inexpensive, cute, and practical — the ultimate wedding-favor trifecta.
A Big, Inflatable Heart
A huge, inflatable, red heart says you know it's a kitschy holiday, but you're embracing it in all its glory.
Reception Wall Art
A massive, shimmering gold heart on its own is festive and fun without being too prom-y.