Images: Hana Gonzalez Photography

I know not everyone is a fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s commercialized and not all that fun for those not in a relationship. But to me, I like the idea of a day spent celebrating and spreading LOVE, something we could certainly use a whole heck of a lot more of these days. Andy & I gave up the ‘special’ V-day dinner reservations and events years ago, and opt instead of an annual night of Pizza & Pie. This year we’ll be enjoying pizza from our local Brookland spot, Menomale, and getting two slices of pie from the one & only, Dangerously Delicious Pie.

For today we have some shots from a beautiful Valentine’s Day themed wedding styled shoot. I LOVE the donuts on the dessert spread and the idea of a dessert (or brunch wedding?) waffle bar! Also, can a bride PLEASE get this red dress to wear for her wedding and then hire me? Pretty please? Hope you guys all have a Happy Hump Day & Happy Valentines Day!

From the vendors:

Valentine’s Day is such a wonderful time to get married. There’s already extra cheer in the air and people just love to celebrate love. Inspired by enchanting elements that nature provides us this time of year – hearts and sweets – we used pink and red to tie the palette together. We used blush throughout to soften the look and bring in some unique inspiration. We also wanted to  keep things elegant and traditional. The venue’s amazing view  brought to life a romantic sweetheart table. To create a warm Valentine’s Day feel, we used hand-lettered signs, ready-made sparkling raspberry-accented cocktails, and a lovely mantle centerpiece for our sweetheart table.   A dessert bar fit for a Valentine’s Day party featured chocolate cover strawberries, donuts, heart shaped cookies, fresh fruit and a wedding cake adorned with pink and red roses.

Vendors:

Photographer: Hana Gonzalez Photography | Event Planner: Mermaid Lake Photography | Reception Venue: Lake of the Woods Clubhouse | Model: Amanda Autry | Model:Ronny Kay | Model: Dakota Good | Model: Lauren Ritz | Makeup Artist: Hailey Marie | Makeup Artist: Sydney Templin | Calligrapher: Mulberry & Home Calligraphy | Jewelry: Traceys treasurez boutique | Equipment Rentals: Nances Rustic Rentals & Events | Bakery: Doughlicious Donuts & Bakery | Favors and Gifts: Shari’s Berries | Cake Designer: Sorby Sweets LLC | Floral Designer: Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Dress Store: LuLus Bridal Boutique | Dress Store: Amanda’s Touch Bridal & Formal | Second Shooter: Mermaid Lake Photography | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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