Cozy Valentine's Day Inspiration Shoot at Home
February 14, 2014
RomanticBackyardWinter Weddings
I love getting dressed up and going out just as much as the next person, but I firmly believe that some of the best Valentine's Days you'll ever spend are the ones you spend at home.  Those are the days spent breakfasting in bed and cuddling with your honey... and this beautiful shoot from Jordan Brittley and Stellar Staging & Design?  Well, it captures those moments perfectly.  See them all right here.
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From Jordan Brittley... I am SO excited to share this Valentine's Day inspiration shoot with you. It's full of macarons, tea cakes, gorgeous flowers and a couple keeping their promises. The inspiration for this shoot came from a C.S. Lewis quote: "It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit." We want to encourage people to delight in the everyday mundane and rejoice in a bold love.

Catherine wore leggings and a long shawl that looked like a beautiful white blanket and Nick wore jeans and a white t-shirt. They shared dessert in bed and read to each other. We chose to keep things simple because every day life is simple and it's all about enjoying what is right in front of you: love.

From Stellar Staging & Design... It seems as though so many of us think love is something that just "happens" to us if we're in the right place at the right time... in some ways I suppose that's true. This past year my husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary, and I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be married, to be "in love", to LOVE.

I happened upon this quote by C. S. Lewis and have been so inspired by it (by the whole chapter, really!):

" as distinct from ‘being in love’ — is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit."

Lewis talks about being "in love" verses choosing to love... he says, "Being 'in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it."

LOVING someone, in this case marriage, is really difficult. It's a lot of work. I'd say it's by far the hardest thing I've ever done.  But... it's also the best thing I've ever done. It's worth it in every way.

We wanted something attainable. We wanted it comfy, cozy, casual.  We thought a fluffy white duvet was perfectly classic, with simple pillows to accent. Natural colored sheer curtains with just a tad bit of texture were a beautiful backdrop. Cat brought a most perfect shawl for the shoot!!! She & Nick are so cute and comfortable and they did a really great job!