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11th February 2022

If you are looking for a romantic restaurant or luxurious B&B stay for Valentine's Day or a romantic staycation then look no further than The Ferry House, previously known as The Ferry House Inn, rebranded in November 2021.

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The Ferry House has produced a blog / article as guide to keep your Valentine’s Day wedding stylish and chic, tips from The Ferry House approved suppliers for your inspiration.

Tips from wedding photographer, Kerry Ann Duffy

"Weddings are all about love and what better day to celebrate this than on Valentine's Day! There are so many ways you could add a nod to St Valentine - and it can be as subtle or as outlandish as you like. Even if you didn't want to have a 'red theme', there are so many other ways that it can be included and celebrated, such as single rose favours, table plans or a heart on your shoe".  Kerry Ann Duffy

Florals for a Valentine's Day Wedding - "When considering your florals, don't automatically assume that love is only represented by the traditional red rose. We love to weave them in or design romantic florals based on in season flowers, such as early spring blooms. Combine roses with blush anemones and wine-coloured hellebores. Pairing a soft romantic look with blush tones with reds and burgundy works so well for a Valentine's Day wedding look" - Sophie Griffiths / Idyllic Days

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Stationery can be themed subtly to incorporate your Valentine's wedding date. Theme your seating plan and 'on the day' stationery by considering colours, wording and shapes of your pieces. A small heart-shaped place setting card with guests' names in beautiful Calligraphy works oh-so stylishly.

Wedding Stationery

What better way to share the love than by exchanging Valentine's Day cards with your future partner? A quiet moment during the busy preparations before your ceremony can be so special and really memorable. Our recommended stationer, Lynda Athey, has beautiful keepsake cards, perfect for the occasion.

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Don't Forget The Wedding Party - Let's face it, flower girls always look gorgeous. But bringing in the heart-shaped florals for that added cute factor takes things to a whole new level. Stylist Sophie adds, "A heart shaped twig form with added foliage or floral accent finished with deep wine red silk ribbons works beautifully for little ones to carry. A Gypsophelia heart shape instead of a traditional posy also looks super cute". - Sophie Griffiths / Idyllic Days

Adult bridesmaids look great in a neutral base with bolder accents through the florals and silk ribbons. Asking your make up artist to finish their look with a bold lip and matching nail colour allows the consistency to flow through both your wedding party and decor look. Stylist, Sophie adds "Sharing the mood board and colour palette with your chosen team can help ensure everyone has the same vision. Using cascading silk or velvet ribbons from Silk and Purl helps carry the colours through in a visually appealing way. I love seeing the ribbons dancing in the breeze; it really adds movement to the photographs".

Silk & Purl

Love Lighting - Light it up with suspended quotes and neon lettering. Idyllic has a choice of cool signs which look great at the end of the aisle and against our barn walls for the perfect photo backdrop. Where would you have yours?

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Photographer, Rafe Abrook offers this advice; "Weddings are all about love on the other 364 days each year also, so don’t overthink it. Make sure the personal touches remain consistent with your theme. Given the time of year, make sure you have a wedding photographer who is adept at using flash, as it will be dark by 5pm!"

Rafe Abrook Photography

If you want to say it loud and proud but perfectly attuned the style of your venue, we have wooden LOVE letters for hire for your Valentine's Day wedding. Enquire with the weddings team.

With a preference for style over commercial, cliche token sentiments, we hope that you've enjoyed our blog celebrating the 14th February. After all, love is love. And that is worth celebrating all year round.


Accredited 'Covid Confident' - The Ferry House Inn are pros at this now. If your plans are disrupted by Covid, they will offer you a free transfer of dates, or a full refund**.

Gift Vouchers  at The Ferry House - Give the gift of good times to come with a range of Ferry House gift vouchers and packages, from dining and massage treatments to special stay experiences. Perfect to tuck into a card...