18 Romantic Wedding Ideas You'll Fall For

Prepare to be head over heels for this dreamy aesthetic

Bride and groom kissing in garden

Ke-Li Photography

When it comes to all the countless ceremony styles out there, a romantic wedding theme may seem the most appropriate for a day filled with so much love and appreciation. Many couples have fallen head over heels for this dreamy aesthetic, and it's not hard to see why.

To start off planning a big day that's heavy on the romance, look to romantic wedding venues that boast ethereal, fairytale vibes. Alfresco ceremonies in gorgeous gardens and receptions hosted in airy French chateaus undoubtedly convey a romantic wedding theme, but you can really turn any venue into a romantic oasis with lovely, delicate details. Start by sending out romantic wedding invitations featuring classic calligraphy, and go heavy on the florals with lush hanging installations and romantic wedding centerpieces. You can even serve a romantic wedding cake topped with garden-fresh flowers.

For more romantic wedding decor, try a light and airy color palette and illuminate your celebration with plenty of flickering candlelight. The romantic wedding ideas are truly endless—and insanely beautiful.

Ready to fall in love? We tapped the minds of industry experts to help collect these romantic wedding ideas, featuring all things ethereal, floral, and delicate. Read on for our favorites for some seriously romantic inspiration.

Start With Floral Stationery

Floral invitation suite

Cassidy Carson Photography

If you're planning a romantic wedding vibe, why not kick things off from the very beginning. Set the stage with a stunning floral wedding invitation.

Host an Alfresco Ceremony

Wedding ceremony set-up

Jose Villa

Go alfresco for your ceremony! "Napa has always held a special place in Suzy and Stephen’s hearts,” explains Lisa Vorce, the planner for this spectacular outdoor wedding at Meadowood Napa Valley. When planning a romantic wedding theme, consider an open-air ceremony space to bring in the naturally beautiful elements of the outdoors. For this Napa Valley setup, a floral chuppah and light wooden chairs kept the overall design soft and ethereal.

Utilize a Garden Backdrop

Couple posing in garden

Krystal Kast Photography

A garden backdrop set a few minutes away from town also creates a serene escape for saying I do. “Add a touch of whimsy to your floral design, and you’ve got an elegant and romantic garden celebration,” says Elizabeth Lane, marketing coordinator at Fearrington Village.

Opt for an Altar Surrounded in Florals

Floral alter wedding ceremony

Jonathan Scott Studio

Match a blooming altar with your ceremony's surroundings. “When capturing decor design, I find the romantic elements translate through the final photos when that design mimics those romantic elements,” says Jonathan Scott, owner of Jonathan Scott Studio. “A chuppah or altar should feel as if it were part of the venue or location itself.”

Use Bold Florals Down the Aisle

Floral alters at wedding ceremony

Thomas Bui Lifestyle

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Create a Stunning Floral Altar

Floral archway

Norman + Blake

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Host a Ceremony Amongst Flowers

Couple getting married surrounded by florals

Alen Karupovic

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Think Pink for Your Bridal Party

Bridal party in all pink

Brian Leahy Photography

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Add a Simple Touch to Your Bouquet

Delicate white wrapped bouquet

Carlie Statsky

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Incorporate Delicate Details

Fan and program on chair

Ross Harvey

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Dress up Your Flower Girls

Flower girls with floral crowns

Pasha Belman Photography

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Bring the Outdoors in With Gorgeous Florals

Wedding reception set up with white and florals

IRIS Photography

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Keep Your Color Palette Light and Airy

Cozy seating airy at wedding reception

Rebecca Arthurs Photography

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Incorporate Greenery in Unique Ways

Reception table with floating greenery

Natalie Watson Photography

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Consider Hanging Floral Installations

Florals hanging above reception tables

Heather Jowett

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Choose Cascading Florals

Wedding cake with cascading florals

Rebecca Yale Photography

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Incorporate Soft Candlelight

Candlelight lighting at reception

Dark Roux Photography

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

Add Garden-Inspired Elements

Wedding cake and cupcakes with florals

Mariel Hannah Photography

There’s nothing more romantic than bundles and bundles of blooms. “White and pink blooms filled arrangements that marked the start of the aisle,” says Thomas Bui, owner of Thomas Bui Lifestyle, of the lovely ceremony above. “The florals continued effortlessly throughout the ceremony’s romantic design by adorning a tree at the end of the aisle—a focal point for the couple’s I dos.”

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