A Romantic Valentine’s Day At Home

Written by on February 12, 2013 in Entertaining, Lifestyle - 10 Comments
A Romantic Valentine's Day At Home

We love the idea of getting gussied up and heading to a fancy restaurant for Valentine’s Day — but the idea of cozying up to a romantic meal in the luxury of your own home sounds equally appealing. Our Editorial Director, Caitlin came up with a few ideas to create a romantic tablescape and menu for a simple yet celebratory Valentine’s Day meal.

Photography by Natalie Franke.

Styling by Caitlin Moran of Glitter Guide.

Outfit & sign from South Moon Under Annapolis.


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  • Grab a floor length table cloth or pick up an inexpensive piece of fabric like we did here, to dress up your dining table.

  • Create a table “runner” by cutting a piece of patterned paper — we adore this hand marbled look.


  • Sparkly letters with your names add a cute touch. Spray paint artificial flowers from the dollar store to add a bit of glam to your table.

  • Taking a few minutes to hand write your menu is a personal touch that will make your meal feel extra special. Pick up a white marker at your local craft store and use a piece of pink cardstock.

  • Lots of candle light will help to set the mood, and of course fresh flowers never hurt.

  • Cut out heart shapes to use on the stems of your wine glasses and on your menus.

  • Krista Jones

    This is so adorable! Amazing job Natalie!

  • lifeonthesquares

    I want to make these menus! too cute!!

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  • http://www.facebook.com/kate.vera25 Kate Vera

    Love her shirt! Where is it from?

    • Elsie

      south moon under– looks great

  • http://twitter.com/everisttagal Lindsay Van Cleave

    Adorable as always! Love the marble paper as a table runner. So cool!

  • Jenny

    Where is the marble paper from?? I love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nataliefranke Natalie Franke

    So honored to be a part of this shoot! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  • Sherry

    Can’t wait for Valentine! Beautiful pictures!


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