Valentine Wedding Tips

Whether you are planning a Utah County Valentine wedding or you are being married in another setting, the season is an especially romantic time of year to marry your sweetheart. Here are 6 tips to help you make your Valentine wedding arrangements a little less demanding.

Color Inspiration

A color pallet is a good place to begin making your plans. Valentine colors are traditionally red and pink. Yet, there are many values and hues available in this color arena. These colors can be moved toward the orange or toward the blue tones for additional color pallet possibilities.
Think in contrasts when using these colors, which can vary from very deep tones to pale shades. They can also be used as secondary colors to enhance primary black or white. Have fun experimenting with different color combinations. Your florist can be a great asset in helping you chose colors for this romantic season.


Your wedding cake can easily make a color pallet statement for you. The declaration can be made in the decorating of the cake, which can differ from simple to complex. Using intense colors will make a strong festive statement. On the other hand, a plain red ribbon on white exudes simple elegance. Let your personality shine through your cake selection.
These wedding cakes were designed by Sam Keele at Awesome Wedding Cakes Cheap in Mapleton, Utah.

Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere

The traditional red rose is always a good choice for a Valentine wedding. However, you can mix it up a bit by using red or pink flowers of a different variety. Visit with your florist as to all the possibilities that would fit into your Valentine color scheme.

Sweet Music

Your music repertoire should include the love songs you enjoy. Yet, love songs from the time period of your older guests will allow them to indulge in enjoyable recollections of their past tender experiences. It will put many in a sentimental mood, especially if your are including dancing in your festivities.

Wedding Dinner

Whether you are having a pre-wedding luncheon or inviting guest to join you for an evening dinner on your wedding day, your menu selection can contribute to your Valentine wedding theme just by adding a touch of red in the sauces and desserts.

Utah county wedding catering clarion gardensFrom our Luncheon and Dinner menu at Clarion Gardens we recommend our Cola Marinated Pork Loin served with cranberry orange Salsa, or Raspberry Chicken, which is grilled and topped with a raspberry glaze and fresh raspberries.

Wedding Reception Refreshments

Heart shaped, pink frosted sugar cookies and ice cream are always a favorite with guests. If you want to get a bit fancier, try our “3 Sweets” option. For Valentines, we suggest chocolate dipped strawberries, raspberry shortbread bread and caramel brownies.

Exceptional Utah Wedding Catering - Dessert Bar Fair from Clarion Gardens in Payson UtahIf you want to go all out, consider the Clarion Gardens “Crepe Bar” which includes an assortment of berries, strawberry yogurt creme, whipped cream, raspberry, chocolate and caramel sauces and caramelized bananas.

February… the designated month for romance. What a wonderful month to plan a Valentine wedding reception.

Rebecca Carter – Clarion Gardens, Your Utah County Wedding Reception Venue

P.S.  A Day for Valentines – As long as you are in a romantic mood, we invite you and your friends to join us at Clarion Gardens on February 14th for a prime rib dinner and an evening of dancing.This annual Valentine event has grown in popularity so let’s put your name on our e-mail list so you will get all the details in advance.

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