A Valentine's Day-Inspired Wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, New York

Inspired by OkCupid.com—the website where they first met, Allison and Beth Anne planned a playful, winter wedding using patterned paper, embossed gold details and a vibrant Valentine’s Day motif. Hearts, arrows and mini Cupids covered everything from an escort card display to gold-framed table numbers made from vintage Valentine’s Day postcards. “That was one of our favorite touches,” Allison says. "Some of the cards were over 100 years old." After the two tied the knot, guests indulged in red velvet cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, assorted Valentine's Day candy and Mexican hot chocolate ice cream courtesy of Brooklyn’s Ample Hills Creamery. "It's our favorite ice cream shop that's coincidentally located right down the street from 501 Union," Allison says. Postceremony, the newlyweds even ditched their ivory shoes for matching red heels to dance the hora. “We spent the month leading up to the wedding wearing them around our apartment in an effort to break them in,” Allison says. "Those shoes earned us some strange looks when we walked our dog at night." With the outdoor temperatures hovering at nearly zero degrees, the couple set up a hot cocoa station complete with homemade marshmallows and red travel mugs emblazoned with their custom wedding logo. "One of our favorite moments was taking a break from dancing to sneak into the kitchen so we could take shots of Fireball with the entire catering staff," Allison says. "Everyone tells you the night will be a blur for a reason—it will be!" —Rachel Sylvester