Every year, I make it a point to celebrate Valentine's Day with my girlfriends. Even though some of us are married, in relationships or still single, it's important for us to get together to celebrate this sweet holiday. Originally planned as an outdoor picnic, the rain and wind turned our celebration into an intimate, candlelit brunch next to the fireplace! The impromptu setup ended up being perfect and so fun!
We set the scene, and the tablescape, with shades of mauve, dusty rose and deep plum, and ditched the traditional table and chairs look to create a flirty and feminine vibe. The beautiful florals were undoubtedly the main focus, allowing the rest of the decor to be on the simpler side. Chic pink plates paired with dark purple and maroon linen napkins added the perfect touch of color, and rose-gold flatware and gold rimmed champagne flutes added a bit of glam. But nothing was sweeter than the heart shaped sugar cookies placed on each plate - my absolute favorite! And since weather issues forced our celebration indoors, we warmed up the space with a beautiful fireplace and glowing candles.
A simple bar cart, adorned with a DIY heart garland, was the perfect accent to our tablescape and an ideal place to display our desserts and champagne.
No celebration is complete without gifts, obviously. Beautifully wrapped gifts that is. So we proudly displayed them on an antique silver tray atop a large, fluffy pouf. Pure perfection.
While Valentine's Day certainly has a romantic vibe, the holiday is still about all forms of love. These girls truly fill my heart and life with endless amounts of love and happiness. Today is just an excuse to tell them, because our love is celebrated every single day!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Hope your day is filled with love and laughter!
VENDORS: Event Design & Decor: AK Designs | Photography:: Laura Moll Photography | Florals: Twig & Twine | Picnic throw: Urban Outfitters | Plates: Anthropologie & Horchow | Linen Napkins: World Market | Glassware: HomeGoods & Casa de Perrin | Pillows: Bed Bath & Beyond, West Elm, HomeGoods, Kohl's | Crates: Joann's | Sugar cookies & cupcakes: Susie Cakes | Heart banner: AK Designs | Bar Cart: Target | Marquee "LOVE" sign: Michael's | Wooden heart bowls: The Little Market | Taper candle holders: BHLDN | Pouf: Calypso St. Barth | Gift wrap: Paper Source | Gifts: Slip Pillowcase