It felt like the perfect day to reflect on love. The idea of Valentine’s Day has always struck me as a funny thing and big celebrations baffle me but I do love the idea of celebrating love! Even if we say “it should be all the time, not just today” it is a good calendar set time to try to do something sweet to tell someone or many people in your life that you love them because sometimes we say we are going to do things more frequently and then we never get to it. Since I will be getting married this year, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on why love is so important to me and explore the depths of that. At the end of the day, we all need some support from somewhere to turn to when we need a hug or to be there to give a hug when someone else needs it. The love that I’ve found feels like a heart beat, sometimes it spikes and sometimes it slows down but I don’t know how I would live without it. It keeps me going and brings me life. That’s because my partner, Dan, is simply the best. He’s supportive and fun and adventurous and most of all loving. So here is my my old school meets new school ode to my Valentine, Dan.
All photos taken by our wonderful wedding/engagement photographer, Cherlyn Wagner.
Outfit details – Tan skirt, black over-the-knee boots (Poshmark), white sweater (similar here).
Do you think the whole Valentine’s gift/chocolate/flower exchanging thing is a little archaic? Uh, yeah, we totally do too. But in case you don’t we thought we could help you decide what to get your honey on this special day. Of course, we’re not expecting anything or whatever.
(Something timeless and tasteful, of course. But everyone knows that the bigger the rock means the more you love her. That’s what Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant told me)
(A girl can never have enough purses. I don’t even have enough stuff to fill all of mine up with but I could always use one more!)
(People LOVE animals. I am pretty sure your boyfriend or girlfriend would LOVE to care for this cutie for the next seven years)
Handwritten Love Notes!
(The simplest of gestures are often the most appreciated. Leave little notes around for him/her, it will brighten their day. Disclaimer: This one is not a joke, you should do this. A lot. Just saying)
In all honesty, Valentine’s Day should be about showing the person you love that you care about them. You can do it however you want, with kisses or cupcakes, but make sure you do it. Because if you don’t, you’re kind of a jerk.