Love is in the air! ❤️❤️❤️
1. St. Valentine wasn’t just one person.
You may already know that Valentine’s Day was named after its patron saint, St. Valentine — but there’s actually some confusion surrounding which St. Valentine the holiday technically honors. According to History.com, there are at least two men named Valentine that could’ve inspired the holiday, including one Valentine who was a priest in third century Rome. As the story goes, this Valentine defied Emperor Claudius II’s ban on marriage (he thought it distracted young soldiers), illegally marrying couples in the spirit of love until he was caught and sentenced to death. Another legend suggests that Valentine was killed for attempting to help Christians escape prison in Rome, and that he actually sent the first “valentine” message himself while imprisoned, writing a letter signed “From your Valentine.”
2. Valentine’s Day has its roots in an ancient Pagan festival.
Though some historians believe that Valentine’s Day commemorates the death of St. Valentine on February 14, others believe that the holiday actually has its origins in a Pagan fertility festival called “Lupercalia,” which was celebrated on February 15 in ancient Rome. Dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, and Roman founders Romulus and Remus, the day was celebrated by sacrificing animals and smacking women with animal hides, a practice that was believed to encourage fertility.
3. In the 1300s, it officially became a holiday associated with love. At the end of the 5th century, Roman Pope Gelasius officially declared the date of February 14 “St. Valentine’s Day.” It wasn’t until until the Middle Ages, though, that the holiday became associated with love and romance, a tradition that first started from the common belief in France and England that birds started their mating season on February 14. Reasons why you should get married on Valentine’s Day:
1. It makes the holiday more personal Even though we’re a bunch of romantics around here, we can understand how people get a little fed up with Valentine’s Day commercialism. But when Valentine’s Day is your anniversary, it’s like the whole world is celebrating with you!
2. You’ll never forget your anniversary – This one’s a kicker. When you’re sending save the date cards and counting down the hours until you walk down the aisle, it’s hard to believe that you might ever forget the date of your wedding—but it happens!
3. A Valentine’s Day anniversary is a great excuse for a winter getaway – Especially here at the beach! Low tourist time you have the beach all to yourself!! A good reason to come visit every year.
Let us start by saying: Your wedding day is your wedding day, and if you want to get married covered head to toe in pink glitter, in a room full of rose and heart-shaped balloons, with a cake covered in conversation hearts—you do you! (And please send us photos.) But chances are you’ll encounter some haters who think the idea of getting married on Valentine’s Day is totally basic. But… do we care? No! Whatever you decide, make it your dream day. Let us help make your dream wedding come true no matter what day you pick!
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com, https://www.lovingly.com, https://www.coralbeachmyrtlebeachresort.com/blog/romantic-things-to-do-in-myrtle-beach/