Valentine’s Day – Are You Ready?

Written by    Last updated: February 10, 2014

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day this February 14th? Hopeless romantics and passionate lovers who want to give something different need search no more. Here are my seven sexy and unusual ways to surprise your loved one and what to include in the ultimate romantic wedding ceremony.

 Love potion aromatherapy candle

Above: Love potion aromatherapy candle

1 Capture your beauty

He thinks you’re gorgeous so celebrate your curves in a sensual and lasting way by giving a photo or drawing of yourself in lingerie, a gorgeous dress, or even nude…  Try Skye Holland for drawings and your local photographer for a shoot. I did this and can thoroughly recommend the whole experience (and no, that’s not me.)

Boudoir mirror image

Images from Mirror Image Boudoir in Wedding Directory and find out more in Boudoir Photography

2 Linger in your lingerie

Fancy knickers make us feel lovely. Indulge your fantasies with some new lingerie to make you look and feel even more gorgeous than usual.

heart themed valentines day flowers and gift moodboard

Above, clockwise from top left: White Bell Hanging Heart Decoration | Frosted Glass Heart Candle Holders | Heart Shaped Fondue Set | Small Glass Heart Shaped Vase

3 Aphrodisiac fun with fondue

If  you’re staying in to cook a romantic meal then set the scene with the warm glow of candle light. Have fun with a fondue, dipping fresh strawberries into melted chocolate, both are aphrodisiacs that will get you in the mood.

4 Make it personal

Give a keepsake with a personal message. Have a watch engraved, a key ring or a sign for your home. You could even have a naughty message embroidered onto a pair of silk shorts or satin knickers…

personalised valentines day gift heart key ring

Above, clockwise from left: Personalised Heart Photo Keyring | Heart Motif Slate Heart | Heart Jewels in Diamond Clear

valentines day heart love

Above, clockwise from left: Heart Sparklers Pack | Silver Plated Heart Trinket Box | Metal Heart Key Holder

5 Go dancing

Dance is extremely sensual so book a sexy salsa or sensual Argentine tango class and get up close and personal. You’ll have fun together and will want to keep dancing into the night, and you do know what I mean.

6 S.W.A.L.K. (‘Sealed with a loving kiss’)

Love letters last a lifetime so say how you feel in writing. Quote a poet or writer if you can’t find the right words, or for a steamy night ahead – give a gift of written erotica.

valentine wax valentine wax

Above, from left to right: Crown Flexible Wax Seals |Wax Seal Set With Butterfly,Cake,Heart Seals

7 And for the ultimate Valentine’s Day wedding

Here’s a beautiful idea: The Love Letter Box is an unusual time capsule that adds a romantic element to your ceremony. A written record of your individual hopes and dreams for the future to keep forever.

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Above: Love Letter Ceremony Box Set

Friday 14th February is the day to say ‘I love you’. How will you be showing your love?

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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