Photos by Carolynn Seibert

Set a romantic scene with a sweetheart dinner

Love is in the air—especially when dining en plein air amidst the scent of fresh roses and fresh greenery. Treat your significant other to a sweetheart dinner to remember complete with a personalized menu, special gifts and a bit of bubbly. And don’t get bogged down with the typical cupid-esque theme.

“Be creative. Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be all about red and pink hues,” says Angela DiVincenti Babin of Angela Marie Events.

“I threw in a pretty blue tablecloth and added depth to the décor with rich maroons.”

Dinner of any sort is special with the one you adore. But dinner under the stars is downright magical. Turn the page for more ideas to spruce up your dining options.


Invitation and paper décor: Anna Claire Welch Calligraphy + Design

Liquor: Calandro’s Supermarket

Gifts: Anthropologie

Cake and macaroons: Gourmet Girls

Flowers: The Plantation Florist

Linens, tables and plates: Event Rental

Design and styling: Angela Marie Events

Pink buffet: Timeless Vintage Rentals

Location: Windrush Gardens at Burden Museum and Gardens