Heart-Shaped Wedding Ideas for the Romantic in You
It's no secret that you love your future spouse. So, when planning your wedding, why not incorporate the symbol of love into your stationery, décor, and more? While you may be skeptical of including hearts in your big day, there are plenty of non-cheesy ways to do so. Though common, the shape's far from overdone, and there are tons of fresh ideas that honor the familiar emblem.
For an overt display of your feelings, consider heart-shaped signage. Wooden versions are classic, while light-up options (like marquee-style and neon signs) are more modern. To set the mood for a romantic soirée, you can also send out heart-themed invites, and order paper goods for the ceremony and reception that feature heart motifs. If you're a fashion lover, try accessorizing with the shape, and if food's your passion, serve heart-shaped sweets. Flower fans can arrange heart-shaped centerpieces, and even your venue can be struck by cupid's bow. All in all, possibilities abound, and any and every aspect of your big day can be heart-adorned.
For examples of these ideas and others, check out some of our favorite heart-shaped details. We've pulled from the pages of our magazine (plus the real weddings that we've featured online) to give you the best of the best. Whether you're planning a Valentine's Day wedding or simply want to embrace your sappy side (no shame!), this heart-themed wedding inspiration is sure to elevate sweet into chic. It's also full of DIY projects, if you're hoping to immerse yourself in your nuptial preparations.
Heart Vow Booklet
Heart Ring Pillow
The ring bearer at this celebration carried a sweet heart pillow.
This ceremony included a unique structure—made from wood and purposefully-arranged blooms—that abstractly resembled a heart.
Heart Hair Accessory
A heart-shaped hair clip is an adorable accessory to don on your big day, or to gift to members of the wedding party, like the flower girl or bridesmaids.
Heart Chair Décor
At this wedding, strings of paper hearts were used to designate the newlyweds' reception chairs.
Heart-themed kicks like these have tons of personality. If you don't want to wear them to your ceremony, you can switch into them for a more casual reception look.
Check out this gorgeous structure, which stood beautifully outside at a wedding.
These ceremony chairs had sweetheart-shaped backs for a romantic setup.
For their wedding, these grooms served heart-shaped brownie bites.
Make your own appliquéd boutonnieres, like this heart-adorned one, for your groom or groomsmen.
Choose a venue with a pretty backdrop, or paint one yourself for a memorable background for your portraits.
Welcome guests to your celebration with a flowery wreath in a fitting shape. Decorate ceremony doors or hang some throughout your reception.
This Dee Hutton after-party outfit allowed the bride to wear her heart on her sleeve—or rather, back.
Heart Cake Décor
A heart motif appeared throughout this real wedding, including on the confection from Momofuku Milk Bar.
Heart-Stamped Guest Book
Ask friends and family to write well-wishes in a guest book wrapped in kraft paper and rubber-stamped with a logo featuring a heart.
Show off your hometown pride (or the place you fell in love) by displaying a wood plaque with string work in the shape of the state and a heart over the city.
Easily fill up the space in a tent or large ballroom with Mylar heart balloons. Tie them to chairs to raise spirits.
We love the heart detail on these clever cards cut from Pantone color chips.
One way to "send a little love" to your wedding guests? Save-the-dates folded into a fun heart shape.
Heart and Soles
Talk about loving hearts down to your toes! In a nice nod to love, this bride accessorized with these Charlotte Olympia pumps with hearts on the heels.
Heart Ice Cubes
Yes, you can even order ice cubes with hearts on them! PDX Ice will laser engrave cubes with any image or symbol.
Heart-Shaped Engagement Ring
Show your love from the very start with this uniquely-cut diamond by Harry Winston.
Heart Balloons for Bridesmaids
Pop the question to your 'maids—literally—when you package a heart-shaped balloon.
You won the lottery when you found each other, so send this cheeky save-the-date card to let guests share in your luck. After scraping off the paint with a penny, they'll hit the jackpot: your wedding date!