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50 Ways to Add Hearts to Your Wedding

Feb 16 2014 - 5:00pm

Forget Cupids with arrows and saccharine red on pink color palettes; having a Valentine's Day-inspired engagement shoot or wedding [1] 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 [2] pics (several from my own wedding [3]) will have you in the mood for love in no time. 'Cause when all else fails, just put a heart on it!

Photo by One Love Photo [4] via Green Wedding Shoes [5]

Quirky Shoes For the Bride

These funky, red-heart-adorned pumps by Vivienne Westwood [6] couldn't be more aptly suited for the February holiday.

Photo by Angelica Glass [7] via Style Me Pretty [8]

Dessert Table Marquee

Love the rustic look of this heart marquee over the dessert table. It's especially stunning at night!

Photo by Katie Vowels for Annie McElwain [9] via Style Me Pretty [10]

Bridesmaid Heart Balloons

Instead of bouquets, have your bridesmaids walk down the aisle with heart balloons.

Photo by Michele M. Waite [11]

Heartfelt Vows

How sweet is it to have your vows written on paper hearts?

Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie [12] via Style Me Pretty [13]

Heart Sunnies

Keep the bridal party cool with heart-shaped sunglasses.

Photo by Ashley Rose [14] via Green Wedding Shoes [15]

Origami Heart Escort Cards

Learn how to make these DIY origami heart escort cards [16] for a fun seating chart twist.

Source: Green Wedding Shoes [17]

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.

Photo by Jasmine Star [18] via Style Me Pretty [19]

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!

Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie [20] via Style Me Pretty [21]

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.

Photo by Danielle Capito [22] via Style Me Pretty [23]

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.

Source: Wedding Chicks [24]

Ceremony Props

A huge heart makes the perfect backdrop for "I dos," and stuffed hearts flanking the aisle add even more whimsical panache.

Photo by Ashley Rose [25] via Green Wedding Shoes [26]

Save-the-Date Details

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 by Michele M. Waite [27]

Photo-Booth Props

Photo booths are a huge wedding [28] trend, but make yours special with some handmade heart-shaped pillow props!

Source: Smilebooth [29]

Straw Flair

Sweet, little, glittery hearts add sparkle to reception straws.

Photo by Kate Preftakes Photography [30] via Style Me Pretty [31]

Lit-Up Ceremony Heart

A handcrafted lit-up heart makes a romantic statement during the "I dos."

Photo by One Love Photo [32] via Green Wedding Shoes [33]

Ombre Heart-Topped Cake

The ombre colors and heart topper give a traditional cake style some modern flair.

Source: Wedding Chicks [34]

Heart Garland

DIY [35] heart-shaped paper garlands bring you back to the days of sweet, handmade Valentines. They also make perfect budget-friendly decorations.

Photo by Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography [36] via Wedding Chicks [37]

Rope Decor

Subtle rope hearts take center stage above the altar.

Photos by Jagger Photography [38] via Green Wedding Shoes [39]

Rustic Signage

Cute meets rustic with heart-adorned, hand-painted, wooden signage.

Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie [40] via Style Me Pretty [41]

Sequin Heart Boutonnieres

Swap out boring boutonnieres on your groomsmen with Ban.do sequin hearts [42].

Photo by Michele M. Waite [43]

Heart Balloons For Everyone

Red heart balloons not only make for a wedding [44] photo prop, they also look great in videos like this one [45] when everyone lets them loose at the reception.

Photo by Youkeun Oh Photography [46] via Style Me Pretty [47]

Drink Decor

Label your beverages with red paper hearts for a whimsical way to guide your guests.

Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie [48] via Style Me Pretty [49]

Magnetic Favors

See how I made these DIY heart magnets [50] for my wedding [51] seating assignments. They also doubled as favors!

Photo by Michele M. Waite [52]

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!

Photo by Anna Rozenblat [53] via 100 Layer Cake [54]

Heart Flags

Hand out heart flags for your guests to wave as you return down the aisle.

Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie [55] via Style Me Pretty [56]

Heart Cookie Favors

Heart cookies give the guests an extraspecial sweet treat.

Photo by Adene Photography [57] via Style Me Pretty [58]

Heart-Filled Ceiling Decor

Fill the space above your guests with hearts!

Photo by Michele Beckwith Photography [59] via Green Wedding Shoes [60]

Stained-Glass Ceremony Heart

A stained-glass-inspired heart makes a stunning ceremony piece.

Photo by Untamed Heart Photography [61] via Green Wedding Shoes [62]

Ring Pillow

This natural-looking ring pillow is a heart in disguise.

Photo by Lexia Frank [63] via Style Me Pretty [64]

Hearty Footwear

Hearts on the bridal shoes is one thing, but get your groom in on the fun with heart socks for him.

Photo by Michele M. Waite [65]

Doughnut Doilies

Doughnuts get a romantic touch with delicate doily hearts.

Photo by Sarah K Chen Photography [66] via Style Me Pretty [67]

Rose Petal Ceremony Hearts

Jazz up the ceremony aisle by forming hearts from rose petals.

Photo by He & She Photography via Style Me Pretty [68]

Glitter Cake Toppers

Make your wedding [69] sparkly with these easy-to-make heart cake topper.

Photo by Jen Philips [70] via Style Me Pretty [71]

Heart Sparklers

Hearts give regular sparklers added cute factor.

Photo by Michele M. Waite [72]

Soda Favor Tags

Punch a hole in paper hearts to string on a thank-you message to your favors.

Photo by Michele M. Waite [73]

Heart-Shaped Hand Pies

Sweeten up dessert with heart-shaped mini pies.

Photo by Heather Kincaid [74] via Style Me Pretty [75]

Table Menus

With its mix of geometric shapes and watercolor design, these heart menus are modern and beautiful.

Photo by Untamed Heart Photography [76] via Green Wedding Shoes [77]

Cheese Labels

Cheese is awesome enough, but add heart labels and it's even cheddar!

Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie [78] via Style Me Pretty [79]

Floral Dessert Design

Get creative with your floral design by making a heart shape above the dessert table.

Photo by White Loft Studio [80] via Style Me Pretty [81]

Mustached Heart Boutonniere

For the debonair groom with a bit of a quirky side.

Photo by L Photographie [82] via Style Me Pretty [83]

Seating Chart Heart

Create a string-filled heart to hold all the seating cards.

Photo by Wesley Nulens [84] via Style Me Pretty [85]

Ceremony Chair Hearts

Swap out traditional flowers for cute stuffed hearts along the ceremony aisle.

Photo by Michele Beckwith Photography [86] via Green Wedding Shoes [87]

Napkin-Ring Hearts

Little wooden hearts dress up casual napkins.

Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie [88] via Style Me Pretty [89]

Cupcake Heart Toppers

Teeny tiny hearts keep cupcakes sweet and simple.

Photo by Picotte Weddings [90] via Style Me Pretty [91]

Valentine-Themed Invites

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.

Photo by Emily Steffen Photography [92] via Style Me Pretty [93]

Confetti Love

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.

Photo by Simply Bloom Photography [94] via Green Wedding Shoes [95]

Vintage Valentines For Dessert Flair

Color-copy vintage valentines to add a touch of retro romance to the dessert table.

Photo by Simply Bloom Photography [96] via Green Wedding Shoes [97]

Matchbox Favors

Personalized "love" matchboxes are inexpensive, cute, and practical — the ultimate wedding-favor trifecta.

Photos by Stephanie Williams Photography [98] via Green Wedding Shoes [99]

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.

Photo by Pezz Photo [100] via Style Me Pretty [101]

Reception Wall Art

A massive, shimmering gold heart on its own is festive and fun without being too prom-y.

Photo by Anna Rozenblat [102] via 100 Layer Cake [103]


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