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Thank you to The Loveland Reporter Herald for visiting us in freezing temps to provide a story on love found in Loveland!
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WEATHER ALERT - 2.14.21
(emailed to all guests on 2/13/21)
Dear Wedding & Vow Renewal Guests,
With your safety and the safety of our vendors and partners in mind, we are altering the plan for your ceremony tomorrow to the Plan B we mentioned.
Here is what you can expect:
* Registration looks the same for timing.
* The photo booth experience is the same.
* Valentina will be onsite still for photos with everyone.
* Your ceremony will move indoors. This allows for the full ceremony, live music, and a more comfortable experience.
* The ceremony location is at the same address as registration. It is an all white, indoor space- perfect for a wedding, considering the weather.
* Post ceremony, enjoy a celebratory toast right outside the doors of your ceremony. The walkway will be heated for you as well.
* The best part: The entire sculpture park is filled with vignettes, such as a heart tunnel of love, for you to take photos. The light dusting of snow will be ideal for photo ops!
* We will have multiple photographers available to capture photos outdoors. Our event planners can take photos with your camera as well.
The slight change to ceremony location is based on the latest weather reports, and COVID safety regulations. Our team cares most about your safety and overall experience.
By hosting the ceremony indoors, this allows you to enjoy the music and the message, then use the limited time you want to spend in the cold to take memorable photos!
With an indoor space, this understandably limits our guest count compared to the outdoor space. The venue is very large. Based on the square footage, we can allow no more than 100 guests. We ask that you not bring guests with you indoors, unless you need to have small children who are in your care. The state law and county regulations changed about a week ago to allow for more people indoors for events and life celebrations. Based on the square footage calculator, 100 people is our cap.
Our team will be masked, you will see signage and hand sanitizer everywhere, you will receive a new pen for you to keep when signing your certificate.... we will take every precaution to keep you safe so you can enjoy your Big Day!
We are so excited to celebrate your love tomorrow!
We wish the weather were warmer, but the day will be perfect regardless!
A Very Cold Valentine's Day
We are so thankful for all of the wonderful, positive couples, vendors, staff and supporters who are excited about the wedding tomorrow! We know it will be bitter cold, and have made accommodations. All couples have received a minimum of 4 confirmation emails with additional details for your Big Day. If you are not receiving emails, please contact us by phone and be sure to check your spam folder. Emails are going to the email address you entered at check out.
Again, here is the messaging about weather:
Brrr.... the forecast looks cold for Sunday. Don't worry, we've done this plenty of times! The check-in area is LARGE and heated. We have outdoor patio heaters, and there are plenty of warms stores for you to duck into if you like. The ceremony will be outdoors, but you will not be outside for long. We promise the photos are worth it! Should there be a blizzard, we of course, have a plan B and plan C. You will know about any change in plans in advance. Our indoor back-up location is the 6,500 sq ft space we are using for check-in. It's beautiful!
Stay healthy, dress warm. See you soon!
Get them FAST! 4pm sold out today, but 5pm is still available!
Say "I DO" on Valentine's Day in the Sweetheart City, Loveland CO!
Loveland Valentine's Day Group Wedding 2021 from Valentine's Day In Loveland, Visit Loveland Colorado, Chapungu Sculpture Park and My Big Day LLC!
All Vow Renewal couples and Wedding couples receive:
• Custom Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremony in the Sweetheart City, Loveland CO
• Romantic ceremony & background music
• Your marriage certificate/ vow renewal certificate signed by the officiant
• Signature Wedding Cupcakes from B Sweet Cupcakes
• A celebratory toast post-ceremony hosted by On The Rocks Co. and Spring44 Distilling
• Gift bag from Participating Loveland Businesses
• Keepsake photo with custom backdrop from Exposure Selfie Photo Booth
• Keepsake lock you can use to permanently 'lock your love' on a famous Loveland sculpture! from Visit Loveland Colorado
• A chance to win a BIG gift basket from local businesses!
***Tickets MUST be purchased online in advance to reserve your ceremony space.
Our friends at Visit Loveland have complied a complete list with all of the amazing ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in our Sweetheart City, Loveland Colorado.
In the nation’s Sweetheart City, Valentine’s Day is more than a day – it is a celebration of Everything You Love. Here, romantic heart-shaped love notes dot the streets. Art and sculpture take new forms and local craft brews are transformed into love potions.
Read about all the happenings on the Visit Loveland Website and check back often for updates. Here’s a look at Valentine’s season in Loveland in 2021… reimagined for the times.
Get Married or Renew Your Vows
in the Sweetheart City: LOVELAND, CO
Loveland's Annual Valentine's Day Group Wedding
Sunday, February 14th, 2021
Chapungu Sculpture Park, Centerra, Loveland CO
Ceremony Times: 4pm and 5pm
* Officiated by Todd Harding
Thank you to our friends at The Group for featuring all of the wonderful ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Loveland, Colorado in 2021! Check out their blog on ways to enjoy the Sweetheart City safely in 2021 (featuring the Valentine's Day Group Wedding)!
What will the 2021 Group Wedding be like? How will we socially distance from other couples safely? Will there be photo opportunities?
The Loveland Valentine's Day Group Wedding was part of a national virtual press conference, announcing the 2021 Love Stamp for the United States Postal Service. We were honored to be part of the ceremony, and highlighted in the national video promoting the celebration!
You can see the US Postal Service video HERE
3. Order delivery or grab some takeout for a date night in
Bring the restaurant date night to you. Order in delivery or takeout from your favorite romantic restaurant - even fancy steakhouses and seafood restaurants are offering takeout during the pandemic. If you want to go all out, recreate the restaurant atmosphere at home with tablecloths, your best plates and glassware, and some candles and flowers to set the mood.
If you don’t live with your partner, you can still enjoy the meal together via video chat. You can even surprise your S.O. (significant other) with the romantic meal by ordering the food ahead of time to be delivered to them. Most restaurants with their own delivery system will offer this, as do Uber Eats’ share system and Grubhub.
4. Shop local gifts
Show your partner and struggling local businesses some love this year by choosing unique gifts from a small shop in your area. If you’re worried about going inside, many small businesses are offering curbside pickup, and some have even set up online ordering with shipping. If you live in NoCo, check out MBD’s local-centric Valentine’s Day gifts Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/MyBigDayEvents/valentines-day-gifts/ full of unique products from Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, and more.
5. Stream a virtual concert
Virtual concerts are still happening - more than ever. If concerts are a favorite date night pastime for you, now you can recreate the music fan experience at home. You can now easily search Google for a list of upcoming virtual concerts. SongKick also has a great list you can bookmark: https://www.songkick.com/live-stream-concerts of live streaming concerts with times.
Clear the living room for slow dancing (or a mosh pit, if that’s more your vibe), have an in-home concert “tailgate,” and have your favorite concert drinks on hand.
6. Make chocolate fondue
Chocolate and romance go hand-in-hand, and nothing is more romantic than melted chocolate with fruit or sweets. You may not feel comfortable going to your favorite fondue restaurant this year, but you can bring the fondue experience home. You can buy a fondue pot online for as little as $15 these days, grab a box of strawberries, melt a bag of chocolate chips, and voilà.
8. Send Valentines through snail mail
Maybe you’re in a long distance relationship, or maybe you just want to surprise your partner with a note or two left around the house. Either way, handwritten notes are a romantic tradition that go a long way in today’s world of text messages and Snapchats.
Take your time writing (practice that cursive?) and, if you’re mailing your Valentine, use your nicest stationery or take some time to personalize what you have. Doodles or notes in the margins will make these keepsakes even more memorable, and you’ll love looking back on them together down the road.
9. Serve your loved one breakfast in bed
Surprise breakfast in bed is basically never a bad idea, if you ask us. Sneak out of bed early to prepare your loved one’s favorite meal (pizza is fine for breakfast, by the way) and surprise them with it.
Alternatively, cook breakfast together, then head back to bed to enjoy your culinary creations and spend the day being couch bed potatoes.
10. Connect virtually
If you can’t be together this Valentine’s Day, carve out some time to connect virtually. Phone calls, video calls, and virtual activities like an online class or Netflix movie party are an easy way to show someone you’re thinking of them. Other ideas include eating a meal or sharing a glass of wine “together,” live streaming the same concert, or solving a virtual escape room.
11. Get outdoors together
Coloradoans are known for our love of the outdoors, so take to one of your local trails or head up to the mountains with your partner for a romantic outing in nature. Hold hands, have intimate conversations, take in the scenery, practice teamwork, and boost your health all in one date.
Send educators and staff love virtually this Valentine’s Day!
Thompson Education Foundation is proud to host a Virtual Valentine fundraiser to support Thompson School District. Custom Valentines have been created to send to our over 2,000 heroes in the Thompson School District. Donate online and include a personal message if you like. Volunteers with TEF will handwrite your message on a Valentine and deliver to our schools. Help us ensure that all of our educators and staff are appreciated this Valentine’s Day!
All custom Valentines with handwritten notes are just a $6 donation
Valentine donations are due by 2/4/21 so that volunteers write messages and deliver to the schools by Friday 2/12/21.
· Visit the TEF Website: https://www.thompsontef.org/tsd-virtual-valentines
· Make your donation on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tsd-virtual-valentines-for-thompson-education-foundation-loveland-co-registration-136847312997
· Choose the school you want to send a Valentine to (or any school)
· Add an optional personal note
· Thank you! Valentine’s will be distributed to all 50 schools in time for Valentine’s Day!
Say I Do!
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