Valentine's day is nearly upon us...

And I think you all know by now that I'm a sucker for a red and white wedding colour palette, bows, arrows, hearts and all things girly and pink.

So I thought I'd do something a little different and more sophisticated this year, daahlings.

I've created two oh so chic mood boards perfect for winter weddings and I'm putting them head to head.

It's berries vs cherries, classic luxe vs modern chic and I'd love to know which board is your favourite!

Come on over to the dark side of Valentine's Day with sumptuous, rich colour palettes inspired by the juciest of berry tones...

#1 Classic Luxe, Nude, Gold & Maroon Wedding Inspiration 

bouquet photo by Ed Osborn Photography via SMP | nude bow shoes via Ruffled | cherries photo by Eric Kelley Photography via Bridal Musings | chiffon frock by Ashi Studio | Elizabeth Olsen via Olsen Anonymous

This palette was inspired by a gilded stack of vintage side plates piled high with dark, juicy cherries.

I never know whether I should be referring to this colour as burgundy, maroon or the fashionista's favourite buzzword, oxblood.

They're all pretty horrid sounding words but the least offensive seems to be maroon - so let's go with it!

When paired with neutrals such as nude and blush pink, plus a hint of gold for added luxe, you've got yourself one sophisticated palette.

But such a rich, dark colour is best used sparingly. VERY sparingly.

A wall of bridesmaids in maroon coloured dresses or a room full of dark linens can quickly become overpowering.

I'd suggest wearing a hint of maroon nail polish or adding depth to a loose, rustic bouquet, as above.

There's also something about these images that make me think of the soft glow of candlelight. A few ornate gold candelabras would go down a treat!

#2 Modern Chic, Black, White & Berries Wedding Inspiration

pink peonies via RuffledChloe Rose Boutique | stack of berry pancakes via Call Me Cupcake | lace and velvet dress photo by Ciara Richardson Photography via Bridal Musings | chalkboard photo booth photo by Love Is A Big Deal via Made From Scratch discovered via Bloved Weddings

Black & white is as chic as they come but can lack a certain 'je ne sais quais' without an accent colour.

So why not add a flash of vibrant, deep pink tones into the mix for a modern take on a classic palette?

Fushia, raspberry, plum and berry hues pop perfectly against a pure white wedding dress, a bridesmaid's LBD or a textured black backdrop such as chalkboard.

Behold the awesome, chalkboard photo booth background complete with the couple's names and wedding date.

Oh Katie and Mark, you are such an inspiration.

Also, isn't that hot pink peony floral arrangement out. of. this. world?

Okay, now it's over to you...

I'd really love to hear from you guys ~ which is your favourite mood board? Classic Luxe or Modern Chic?

Get in touch via Twitter, FacebookInstagram or Pinterest and let the 'mood board off' begin!

xx