Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day Traditions to Incorporate Into Your Wedding

Valentine's Day is a holiday full of love and romance, much like your wedding will be.  Planning a wedding in Tennessee requires you to think about how you would like to add extra-special touches of love and romance throughout the celebration.  

Here at Country Jewell, we decided to turn to a few Valentine's Day traditions from around the world for a little inspiration.  These three countries gave us a few sweet ideas.     

The oldest known surviving Valentine is located in the British Library in London, but it is a poem that was written by a French man.  Charles, Duke of Orleans, composed and sent a poem to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.  

Your wedding:
Much less dramatic than being imprisoned miles away from each other, on the wedding morning the bride and groom are usually separated.  You will each be getting ready with your half of the wedding party in different rooms.  This is a perfect time to send a love letter to your fiance to read before you see each other and say "I do."

Italians originally celebrated their Valentine's Day as a Spring Festival.  Those that were young and in love would gather outdoors to enjoy poetry and music before taking a stroll with their loved one.  A popular sweet to give in Italy is Baci Perugina, which is a chocolate-covered hazelnut with whipped filling.  The romantic thing about these candies is that they are wrapped in love notes meant for the recipient.

Your wedding:
You can imitate these traditions in your wedding by having someone read a romantic poem or sing a beautiful love song during the ceremony before you stroll down the aisle together after being pronounced man and wife.  Replicate a sweet treat attached to a loving note by making them the favors for your wedding guests.

Brazil's "Lovers' Day" is celebrated on June 12, and it's not only for couples.  Love is expressed for family and friends through gift-giving and sharing meals together.  

Your wedding:
This sounds a lot like the entire wedding ceremony and reception here in America. The wedding day is about the two of you, but sharing it with all of your family and friends makes it even more love-filled and special.  

You can easily fill your wedding with lots and lots of romantic Valentine's Day inspired touches without making it all hearts and cupids.  It's the small details that come straight from the heart that you and your wedding guests will remember and cherish for years to come.  A tour of our rustic wedding venue in Knoxville will inspire even more incredible ideas.  Give us a call so that we can show you around Country Jewell and come up with some amazing romantic wedding ideas together.     

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