1. HAVE YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY AT NIGHT
I will have to admit this first tip comes straight from the storybook of my own wedding. There is something magical that happens when evening comes and romance seems to burst alive. The anticipation of waiting to marry my husband until sunset not only made my wedding day more relaxed, but also very fulfilling. I was able to take in every moment. The evening chill welcomed guests to snuggle close under the dim street lights and the candle-lined aisle. Whether your evening ceremony is indoors or outdoors, there is something truly special about the quiet and stillness of the night.
2. READ LOVE LETTERS TO EACH OTHER DURING THE CEREMONY
Anna and Kedric promised their lives to each other through traditional vows, yet nothing was more touching than the personal love letters they read to each other during their August ceremony. Their guests were touched by the readings as their true love for one another became perfectly obvious. Couples writing their own vows often times get caught up in expressing their love through beautiful words that they forget the promises for the future. The best practice would be to stick with traditional vows that suit you as a couple and read separate love letters to express your undying love.
3. HIRE AN ACOUSTIC MUSICIAN
The sound of a single instrument echoing through a church hall as a bride makes her way down the aisle causes a hush in the audience like a dream sequence in a movie. Caleb tunneled in on his bride Loretta walking toward him as a solo violinist played Trumpet Voluntary during their wedding last summer. No flashy distractions, just a groom and his bride. Choose an instrument that moves you the most. Popular choices have been guitar, violin, cello, piano, and even trumpet.
4. SERVE DINNER BY CANDLELIGHT
Sure dinner by candlelit seems obvious, but we are talking about more than just a few votives scattered on the table. Linsey and Justin had their wedding in the heat of a Texas summer storm, causing the power to go out at the reception hall just before the guests arrived. What else was there to do besides light the entire room with nothing but candles! This last minute alteration created an intimate and crazy romantic atmosphere that the guests and the new couple would never forget.
5. WOO YOUR NEW SPOUSE
During a marriage it is important to remember to do continue doing the things that you did to win over your spouse in the beginning. What better time to start this practice than on your wedding day? Whether it be through a gift delivered pre-ceremony, a stolen moment during the ceremony, a surprise performance at the reception, or a secretly planned honeymoon afterwards, the gesture will not go unnoticed as an act of true love. Bring on the romance and be the one who sweeps them off their feet for all to see!
Inspired by love,