I hope you’re ready for lots of romantic wedding inspiration this morning! We’re back with more of the Valentine’s Day wedding series photographed by Rachel May Photography. Did you see the sweet Valentine’s Day wedding dessert and cocktail ideas that we featured yesterday?! If you are getting married in the Washington DC area around Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to take note of how they made the whole wedding inspiration more sophisticated with interesting colors and elegant touches. I love that Fête Studio used an unexpected color like mint green! Who said pretty Valentine’s Day wedding thoughts had to be limited to pink and red hues? Certainly, not I!

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From Wendy: We created a wedding inspiration based off Valentine’s Day, but not stereotypical. Valentine’s Day is the Hallmark holiday for love – fun, romantic, sweet and sometimes silly! We all identify red as the color for Valentine’s Day and this can be a hard color to work with because it is bold and loud. We let the red play as the star color in this wedding inspiration and brought in lots of soft colors like mint green, soft pink, peach and whites to make the red pop and tone down the boldness of this gorgeous color!    

Pink and Red Wedding Stationery Rachel May Photography (1)

Virginia Wedding Groomsman Card Rachel May Photography

Washington DC Wedding Red Bridal Bouquet Valentine's Day Wedding Inspiration Red Bridal Shoes

Virginia Wedding Bridesmaid Card Rachel May Photography

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Washington DC Valentine Wedding Inspiration (1)

Pink and Red Wedding Ideas Rachel May Photography (2) Rachel-May-Photography-11714-177

Pink and Red Wedding Ideas Rachel May Photography (1)

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More from Wendy: Event though it is Valentine’s Day wedding, we didn’t want to be too gushy and romantic, so we added a little twist modern elements like clean and simple china and ghost chairs. We styled the tables in a very organized manner to play off the clean lines of the china and chairs.  

Pink and Red Wedding Ideas Rachel May Photography (5) Pink and Red Wedding Ideas Rachel May Photography (4)

Valentine's Day Wedding Inspiration Rachel May Photography (4)

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Washington DC Valentine Wedding Inspiration (2) Valentine's Day Wedding Inspiration Rachel May Photography (3)

I hope that you were as inspired as we were with this post full of Valentine’s Day wedding ideas. A special thank you to all of the Washington, DC area wedding vendors who contributed to this shoot:

Event Design + Styling: Fête Studio
Photography: Rachel May Photography
Venue: 
Quirk Gallery
Floral Design : Southern Blooms
Cakes and Dessert: Candy Valley Cake Company
Chocolate Truffles: For the Love of Chocolate
Chairs: AFR Furniture Rental
Stationery and Calligraphy: The Weekend Type
Linen Rental: La Tavola Linens
Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories: Bella Bridesmaid
Table, Plates, and Silverware : Classic Party Rentals of VA
XO Coaster: Sugar Paper for J.Crew
Bowtie: Mrs. Bowtie
Red Candles, Be My Bridesmaid Bracelet, Pearl Necklace, Cocktail Glassware: Quirk Gallery

If you are planning a wedding in the DC area, there is plenty on United With Love for you. From tips and advice form DC area wedding pros, a real wedding gallery for beautiful Washington, DC area weddings and loads of inspiration in our DC area wedding idea galleries. You can also join the local wedding conversation on our Washington DC area wedding forums!

Photo Credits: Rachel May Photography

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