Who’s already thinking about Valentine’s Day plans?! While I love a delicious dinner out, John and I usually opt for something else on February 14th, since restaurants can be crowded and expensive in the evening. If you’d like to do something out of the ordinary, too, we’ve rounded up three of our favorite date ideas with the help of Texas jewelry company Bailey, Banks, and Biddle. (And just saying: if your love language leans toward gifts, you might want to leave this browser open where your significant other can see it… any of these pieces we’re sporting would make an amazing Valentine’s Day present!)
Before we get to the date ideas, though, I want to make SURE you don’t miss the amazing giveaway we’re hosting with Bailey, Banks, and Biddle!! I know, we usually put these at the bottom of the post, but this one is just too good for you to miss…
From left to right: Statement Round Quilted Engament Ring, Intricate Basket Engagement Ring, and Quilted French Pave Princess Cut Engagement Ring, all by A. JAFFE
One lucky person will WIN his or her choice of one of three A. JAFFE engagement ring settings and a .55 carat loose diamond. We saw these rings in person to photograph them, and let me tell you: they are extremely beautiful. Whether you’re engaged or not or already have an engagement ring or not, ENTER below! One of these would make a great right-hand ring, too :)
Official rules for this giveaway can be found here.
And now, on to the date nights! First up, Kristin and Kyle opted for a mid-morning get-together. Many of y’all already know our Editor-in-Chief’s love language is brunch, so pancakes and swirly coffee were just the tickets for their love day celebration. If you’d like to try a brunch date yourself, head out on the weekend or take a few hours off work mid-week (a sure-fire way to beat the crowds!).
All photos by Blue Ribbon Vendor Jacqui Cole. Kristin’s jewelry includes pearl earrings, a pearl bracelet, and a pearl cuff bracelet. Girl likes her pearls :)
Date Idea No. 2: Marissa and Brandon also chose to forgo dinner, and instead focused on the best part of any meal: sweets! They hit up three different dessert spots for what we like to call a “dessert crawl.” Ideally, your dessert locations would be in walking distance from each other, so you can burn off a few calories in between indulging! “Since I work days, and Brandon works most evenings, the ‘dessert crawl; was such a fun way to celebrate without the time constraint of a dinner reservation,” says Marissa. “We even chose to get our last desert to go, so we could enjoy some time walking and chatting!”
All photos by Blue Ribbon Vendor Jessica Bordner. Marissa’s jewelry includes a diamond station necklace, stackable rings (available in store or via special order), and a custom A.JAFFE map necklace. Brandon is wearing a Jack Mason watch.
Date Idea Number 3: If you don’t want to brave the crowds at all, you can try what John and I did, and order in! We picked up pasta from our favorite local spot, then gathered all of the throw pillows from the rest of our house and cozied up in front of the fireplace. For dessert, we made these molten chocolate lava cakes – YUM!
All photos by Blue Ribbon Vendor Julia Wade.
There you have it! Three easy and fun Valentine’s Day date ideas, and a great source for a Valentine’s Day present, if you’re looking for one :) Don’t forget to enter our engagement ring giveaway at the top of the post, and please tell me: what do you have planned for Valentine’s Day?
This post is brought to you by Bailey, Banks, and Biddle. Thank you so much for your support of the brands who make Southern Weddings possible!
All such fun ideas! I guess I’ll just have to celebrate Valentine’s Day for the new few weeks. :)
These are all so cute! I love seeing the real lives of the southern weddings gals!
Just love Southern Weddings
Taking her to a mountain hot springs spa!
very nice thanks for the chance
So elegant and feminine!
That ring is sooo pretty
How lovely and classic!
I and my husband have different schedule for Vday… so i planned to have a post celebration og sunday.. Maybe a dinner date and watch a movie after.. for me true meaning of Valentines day is not how much you spend or buying expensive gifts but to make your special someone feels how you truly love them and valued… I may not have much money even how i wanted to get him a nice stuff but being with him is priceless specially on heart day… Happy Valentines Day to all!! And to all folks behind this… I do really love your rings and hope i could wear one of them oneday…. Goodluck!
My parents named me thinking I would be a southern belle as my father’s family was from the south. Whenever I visit the south I always feel like it is Deja Vu.
These rings are beautiful! Recently married, my engagement ring was my husbands grandmother’s over 100 years old. While it has sentimental value, it is showing its age and I would love have my own ring to pass down.
These rings are gorgeous and thank you so much for making it possible to win one.
Hope we win
Nice looking diamonds.
My sweetie and I exchanged cards and had a wonderful prime rib seafood dinner on Valentines Day!
A relaxing night in with my wonderful husband. I’ll make his favorite dinner and dessert and we’ll Netflix binge. Perfect.:)
Nice to win that ring!
Love the rings
I would love to win one of these beautiful rings!! My ring size is 7.
Love these rings
i would love to win this ring its so lovely and would make my wedding the best
I’ve be.en married for over 30 years , never had a ring like this . Sure would like to win this
would love to win!!!!
love is not something you find, it is something that finds you.
That is something that can be handed down through the family.
My wedding & engagement rings were recently either lost or stolen, I would love to have this as my ring for our 45th anniversary which is coming up in April. Thank you for the contest. Barb
I want to win this beautiful ring
Love to win one of these rings.
Hope I win Than k. YouFor letting me enter.
To tream my lady with a full breakfast in bed ! she just got her sabbatical from school approved !. she need a lot of pampering ….
Thanks GUYS !
This would be a wonderful romantic time. We have been married for 15 years. We have not taken another anniversary since our fifth anniversary due to my declining health. My health causes me to walk with a cane or in a wheelchair. This would really be a great time for us!
It would be wonderful to win one of the diamond rings.
Your diamonds are so beautiful!
The ring is beautiful I would love to win one
I love all kinds of rings.
Love them all….
My bride would love this ….
This could be a great stress relief for my fiance its absolutely gorgeous
I would love to win this .
Been married for 46 years this April, I would love to win a new ring!
Late but spend time with my family.
Been so long since we’ve been on a date night….lol love these ideas. Thank you
out to eat NO dishes yahoo
my fiancé could not afford to purchase a diamond ring for our engagement, so my ring is sterling silver with a CZ. It would be nice to be able to replace it for him.
I love the way the ring looks, it’s elegance and so detailed design with it’s perfection.
Out to dinner and a movie!
These rings are so beautiful!!
i want it
Would love to have one of these rings!
These rings are beautiful
Diamonds are a girls Best Friend?
Picnic on a cliff of LA Jolla in California while overlooking the ocean.
Go on a romantic getaway for 4 .
A walk in the sea breeze.