Valentines Inspiration… J’taime

Written by Emma Hla
Ah Valentines… The day that doesn’t exist in our house.

Yep… You read that right.

Now girls and boys, don’t get me wrong… I’m in no way complaining about the fact that my beau doesn’t buy into the whole red roses for twice the price and sweet, yet commercial, love notes thing.

He’s pretty perfect the rest of the 364 days of the year so I really, really wouldn’t change a darn thing…


However, to satisfy a small craving for all things Valentines, I’ve put together some mood boards, each one showing a different side to me and my interpretation of said theme…

So enjoy, pin to your hearts content and hopefully you’ll find inspiration for your own Valentines Day adventure, or maybe are you planning a February wedding and fancy a spectrum of red to make your heart sing…

Come on, let’s jump in…

The Inspiration

Pretty in Pink

First up we have the creamiest of blush, delicate, pretty and oh so girly.

Think wispy, barely there floral crowns, blush and metallic details, softest lace lingerie, ombre bedding in pinks and greys, voluptuous roses dropping their silky petals and a make-your-tummy-skip diamond in a blush pink cushioned vintage box.

That’s a dreamy Valentines

Don’t you think…?

I also have a crush on anyone with pink hair.

Coco Wedding Venues - Valentines - Blush Moodboard.

Top Row Left: Image via Ciara Richardson. Top Row Middle: Image via The Cloud Parade. Top Row Right: Image by Alixann Loosle Photography. Second Row Left: Image via Paper Pony. Second Row Middle: Image via Pinterest. Second Row Right: Image via Plum Pretty Sugar. Bottom Row Left: Image via A Merry Mishap. Bottom Row Middle: Image via April Look. Bottom Row Right: Image via Pinterest.

The Dark Side

Everyone has a dark side…

This is mine.

Valentines doesn’t have to be brash.

Oh ho no, dial it down a notch and embrace deep shades of Magenta.

Thinks velvet heels with bloom-like details, a soft eye and a tantalising dark lip, bold lace in striking shades of dark red, moody and delicious cocktails to sip on and always, always an air of mystery.

This is the Valentines look I’d pick…

And that diamond…?

Yes please.

Coco Wedding Venues - Valentines - Magenta Moodboard.

Top Row Left: Image via Pinterest. Top Row Middle: Image via Ruffled. Top Row Right: Image by Taylor Lord Photography. Second Row Left: Image via Salad Eyes. Second Row Middle: Image Corbin Gurkin. Second Row Right: Image Jacquelyne Mae Photography. Bottom Row Left: Image via Bonhams. Bottom Row Middle: Image via Her Name is Moon. Bottom Row Right: Image via Fashion Indie


Last but by no means least we have the minx.

Think saucy, sassy and just a little bit naughty.

The Siren is all about different shades of Scarlet, think a bright lip and matching nails – all worn with a devil-may-care attitude, messy finger-licking treats, hearts, hearts and more hearts, bold roses galore, boudoir-esque heels and come-get-me lace…


My dear Mother wanted to call me Scarlet.

I think I would have suited it.

Coco Wedding Venues - Valentines - Siren Moodboard.

Top Row Left: Image by Salome Vorfas. Top Row Middle: Image via Chubbeh Face. Top Row Right: Image by Our Labour of Love. Second Row Left: Image via Snippet & Ink. Second Row Middle: Image via Running on Happiness. Second Row Left: Image via Net a Porter. Bottom Row Right: Image via Almost Makes Perfect. Bottom Row Middle: Image by Elizabeth Messina. Bottom Row Right: Image by Pinterest.

So that’s my take on Valentines… Which is your favourite…?

Are you a Blush girly girl…?

Or maybe you have a dark Magenta side…?

Or perhaps the boldness of Scarlet beckons…?

Oh… and if any of you receive your own sparkling diamond in a cushioned box tomorrow, then I will absolutely need to know…

As for me, I’ll be at home, with my every-day-romantic husband.

Happy Valentines…

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