Nothing says romantic quite like a wedding near Valentine’s Day. But for couples fearing that a Valentine’s Day theme might come off as disingenuous, this shoot by Hana Gonzalez Photography proves it’s just the opposite.

Crimson red, petal pink, blush, and a splash of glitter evoke romance with elegance and tradition. Hand-lettered signs and a kissing booth declare that love is sweet; so does the full dessert bar, featuring chocolate-covered strawberries, heart-shaped cookies, fresh fruit, and a wedding cake decorated with red and pink roses. Sparkling raspberry cocktails add a refined finish.

Fitted glittery gold bridesmaid gowns add just the right touch of formality and fun. The bride makes a bold choice with a pleated, spaghetti strapped red gown that looks stunning against blush and red rose bouquets. With a classic suit and matching red bow tie, the groom is joyous as he shares a frosted donut with his new wife.

Unconventional? A little. Romantic and unforgettable? Absolutely.

Photographer:  Hana Gonzalez Photography//Event Planner:Mermaid Lake Photography//Reception Venue:Lake of the Woods Clubhouse//Model:Amanda Autry//Model:Ronny Kay//Model:Dakota Good//Model:Lauren Ritz//Makeup Artist:Hailey Marie//Makeup Artist:Sydney Templin//Calligrapher: Mulberry & Home Calligraphy//Jewelry:Traceys treasurez boutique//Equipment Rentals:Nances Rustic Rentals & Events//Bakery:Doughlicious Donuts & Bakery//Favors and Gifts: Shari’s Berries//Cake Designer: Sorby Sweets LLC//Floral Designer:Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Mens Wearhouse//Dress Store:LuLus Bridal Boutique//Dress Store:Amanda’s Touch Bridal & Formal//Second Shooter: Mermaid Lake Photography//

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