10 Ways to Add Romance to Your Day

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Your wedding will be one of the most romantic days of your life so why not add some extra special touches to enhance the dreamy and romantic feeling of your day. Take a look at our top 10 tips on how to make your wedding even more romantic.

Choose a Picturesque Location

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As your guests arrive at your wedding venue, the location you have chosen will be setting the scene for your guests. A romantic and picture perfect wedding venue will create a feeling of intimacy and make your wedding day extra special. The beautiful Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan is an ideal romantic setting with its historic features and tranquil waters, it will be the dream setting to your special day.

A Dreamy Colour Scheme

pastels

If you want your wedding colour scheme to add to your romantic wedding theme then think about a dreamy colour scheme. You could go down the traditional route of having romantic red or opt for something modern and use a mix of delicate pastel shades that will complement each other beautifully. Mix petal pink with baby blue for a romantic and stylish colour scheme.

Romantic Bridesmaid Gowns

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Michelle Hailey, European Director at twobirds Bridesmaids tells us: “We love a bit of romance at twobirds Bridesmaid — actually a whole lot of it! We find our dresses lend themselves perfectly to romantic styling, particularly our ballgown dresses, which look amazing on bridesmaids floating down a candlelit aisle. For 2013 we predict our coral dress to be huge successes having heard from many florists in the know that peachy florals — in particular vuvuzela roses — are going to be the biggest thing brides ask for this summer. What could be more romantic than a bouquet of freshly scented roses? Although it may not be seen as a traditionally romantic colour, in comparison to red or pinky tones, our coral dress offers a modern twist on romance and really complements a range of skin tones.”

A Heaven Scent

perfume

A smell can evoke a thousand memories so why not invest in a romantic perfume that is different from your usual chosen scent. That way you can add a spritz of this perfume on anniversaries and special occasions to remind you of your special day and all those happy memories you associate with that perfume. Marry Me! brom Lavin is the perfect wedding perfume for that special day and comes in a beautiful bottle. Why not add something sexy with Agent Provocateur’s Eau Emotional, or go high fashion with Vivienne Westwood’s Boudoir Eau De Parfum, all available from Harvey Nichols Dublin and www.harveynichols.com.

Quirky Décor Ideas

decor

Pretty and quirky touches to your décor will make your wedding standout. Hester from Wedding in a Teacup tells us more: “Symbolising love and commitment, it’s no surprise that in 2013 the wedding world is all a flutter for our feathered friends! Made from vintage-style printed paper: music notes jostle with bicycles, old handwritten letters with dressmaker's dummies, these scrapbook birds are the perfect way to add a touch of romance wherever you choose to clip them.”

Romantic Lighting

lighting

One of the easiest ways to create a romantic atmosphere is through lighting. These beautiful candles and candle holders are available from Carolyn Donnelly, created exclusively for Dunnes Stores. Whether you use tall candles in metallic candle holders or you go for dainty tea lights in mirrored votives, the twinkling candlelight will be perfect for creating a warm and glowing atmosphere.

Find Your Perfect Soundtrack

songs

Your wedding songs will help set a romantic theme to your day. As well as choosing a perfect first dance song, you will also want to think carefully about all other parts of your day. The first music your guests will hear will be the prelude music playing in the background as your guests take their seat at your ceremony. You will then want to think about the other music that will play throughout your ceremony, at your wedding breakfast and then at your evening reception. If you want to find music that is romantic but not cheesy then browse through the hitched.ie wedding songs section.

Make it Personal

favours

A lovely way to make your wedding day more romantic is to make things more personal, so why not choose personalised wedding favours. These personalised stickers from Wedding in a Teacup will look beautiful on your reception tables. Hester from Wedding in a Teacup tells us all about them: “These are a great way to add romance and a personal touch to your wedding day. Send your guests home with homemade jam that will remind them of your day every time they spread their morning toast! Choose fabric hats to compliment your theme and add colour to your tables.”

Create a Lasting Memory

videographer

Tony Malone of Tony Malone Media tells us why having a videographer is a great idea for your wedding day: “The great romances are always immortalised on film. Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra to name but two. Wedding films can show how rare it is to find someone who tells you they love you with just a look. A wedding video can show your children, and your grandchildren how much in love you were and how much you were loved in return by family and friends on the day. It’s a window into a day that exists in only a few hours but can live on forever in a wedding film. Every laugh, every tear, every touching moment kept forever.”

Escape to Paradise

honeymoon

Complete your romantic wedding day by jetting off to paradise. Sandals tell us about some of their beautiful resorts in St Lucia: “Each of the three Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia has its own unique personality and you are welcome to experience them all. With our exclusive Stay at One, Play at Three programme, you will enjoy the distinctive privilege of having three times the fun with more land and water sports to choose from, as well as 21 gourmet restaurants, bars and entertainment. Whether it’s a round of golf, a tennis match or simply a swim in a different pool, Sandals expands your horizons more than any other resorts on the planet.”



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