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Photo Shoot : a "Bee Mine" Valentine dinner with your honey

Continuing today with another Wedding Vendor Challenge Photo Shoot we have a lovely romantic dinner at home in the colors of honeysuckle pink, deep red and touches of grey set against soft whites to keep the look clean. For this challenge, I've asked vendors across the US and Canada to team up and create an intimate Valentine's Day dinner tablescape for two with a dessert display. And, like the past two photo shoots this week, there is also a DIY goodie provided.

Team Three features the talent of Jessica of Two Wedding Belles for coordination and excution, Elizabeth and Jenna of Little Bit Heart for the paper goodies and Amanda of Swoon Over It for photography. The team wanted to keep the shoot playful and fun, "almost as a nod to our younger days of passing out valentines in school, so the entire shoot was based on a 'Bee Mine Valentine' theme", as Jessica wrote to me.

The ‘Bee Mine’ garland made use of soft tulle to string it together. Jessica added that "the paper and string table runner added pops of color to the table without overpowering it. Little valentines in red and honeysuckle were framed by paper doilies, and customized tags were used on the wine glasses and a small glass honey bottle to make the theme coheseive".

Little bees can be found on the hanging spiral piece and the fruit skewers {which you'll see later}, as well as on the small beeswax candles from the Best Wedding Sites Boutique, which Jessica says smelled so good!

Jessica wrote, "Of course, you should have some sweet honey if there are bees around, so we opted for a simple yet tasty dessert display that incorporated fresh raspberries and blackberries with honey drizzled on top. Each individual berry has a bit of a honeycomb texture to it, and when stood up on a plate, looks kind of like a beehive, too."

Don't you just love all the "Bee Mine" paper goodies? You're in for yet another treat today as Jenna and Elizabeth have created them as a download for you. Simply print out the Bee Mine Printables after downloading via this link from Scribd, follow the trimming guidelines for each of the 3 designs and you're good to go. {the download link is directly underneath the item title in the right column}

A huge thank you to Team 3 for continuing the week with yet another terrific inspiration shoot and a sweet tablescape with wonderful paper goods. Continue to stay tuned all week as I have lots more wonderful designs coming your way.

Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Planner: Jessica of Two Wedding Belles
All paper designs: Elizabeth and Jessa of Little Bit Heart
Photographer: Amanda of Swoon Over It
Beeswax Candles: Best Wedding Sites Boutique

PS: See the Wedding Vendor Challenge from Team 1 here and Team 2 here.