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Photo Shoot : a San Diego Beach Valentine's Day {non-traditional style}

Ending the week of Valentine's Day Wedding Vendor Challenges is a spectacular shoot from Aleah and Nick of Valley & Co. Their inspiration for this Valentine's Day challenge was to create a non-traditional feeling for a sweetheart dining table. In true Valley & Co. fashion, Aleah and Nick staged their teak table and chairs on Mission Beach. It was a beautiful, cloudless day and the sunshine was shining - don't you just wish you could leave everything behind and jump right into these photos? With all the snow we still have to melt up here in upstate NY, this shoot makes me long for summer. Since Aleah and Nick enjoy spending their Valentine's Day relaxing on the beach or riding their beach cruisers, they thought "what better place to shoot our inspiration than on our beach?" I couldn't agree more :)

Joining Aleah and Nick with Team Five {and the last of the Valentine's Day Wedding Vendor Challenge photo shoots} was Elle G. Photography, Ariela of RBK Creations for the stunning fabric button floral bouquet, Samantha of Papermints for the beautiful paper goods, and Lydia of Sweet Lydia's for the yummy mini smores.

For Aleah and Nick, Valentine's Day is subtle and comfortable. And, in their own words I will let them explain their table design . . . "We dressed our teak table wtih a crisp white linen and lined it with a simple satin runner to give it a pop of color. Vintage French plates from Nick's parents and antique spoons from Aleah's grandmother flanked our place settings. Old candlesticks added a touch of glamour to this otherwise coastal table. Our fabric flowers were carefully placed in a simple white vase."

And, just like the other shoots this week, I have another downloadable goodie for your from Samantha of Papermints. She has made her recipe cards available to you. Simply print out the recipes cards from Scribd, trim and you're good to go. {the download link is directly underneath the item title in the right column}

And, as I wrap up this week's AMAZING Valentine Inspired Photo Shoots, I will leave you with Aleah and Nick's advice . . . "When creating your Valentine's Day table, get creative and step away from decor purchased down the Valentine's Day aisle! Look to your own stock of heirloom pieces and create a look that's comfortable and timeless."

Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Planners: Valley & Co.
Photographer: Elle G. Photography
Fabric Button Bouquet: RBK Creations
Paper Goods: Papermints
Mini Smores: Sweet Lydia's

Words can't express how thankful and appreciative I am of all the vendors that helped make my first Wedding Vendor Challenge such a success. I've had so much fun working with you all on this week's feature and I look forward to working with you all again on future challenges. For all vendors - the March vendor challenge is underway and filling up - so if you'd like to be placed on the list as teams are formed, please complete this form so I can collect your information.

A Handmade Holiday : Day 4 : unique and whimsical bouquets

We're now on Day Four of the Handmade Holiday feature on my blog. Today's spotlight is on RBK Creations, a mother and daughter team using Buttons, Satin, Felt, Organza, you name it. Brenda (the mother) and Ariela (the daughter) have worked with brides from all over the world, creating unique and whimsical bouquets. They are most known for their button bouquets but their line has expanded into numerous materials as well as new pieces for the bridal party. They now have storefronts on and Their work has recently been featured in Brides Magazine and Get Married Magazine.

Custom Embroidered Felt Bridal Button Bouquet, $125
This bouquet consists of 20 embroidered felt flower stems. Each stem has a stack of 1-4 buttons. Can be created in any color combination to match your overall theme. Brenda and Ariela are now taking orders for late winter and spring. If order is placed before Dec 25th, they will include a free Groom Boutonniere.

A Set of Custom Bridal Button Bouquets and Boutonnieres, $334
This set is for 1 Bride Button Bouquet of 60 stems, 1 Groom Boutonniere (3 stems), 3 Bridesmaid Button Bouquets of 31 stems each and 3 matching Boutonnieres (2 stems each) for the groomsmen in the colors of YOUR choice. Brenda and Ariela are now taking orders for late winter and spring. If order is placed before Dec 25th, they will include a free set of button bobby pins.

Custom Button Cufflinks, $12
These cufflinks are made with vintage and new buttons in the colors of your choice. They are attached to silver tone cufflinks. A few different text options are available including, "Wedding Day", "I do". Not getting married? These make the perfect anniversary, birthday and holiday gift.

You can find RBK Creations here: web site | etsy | wedzu | flickr | Twitter | Facebook

*** A Handmade Holiday is a showcase of handmade items that could
be great holiday or wedding gifts, or even just used during the holidays.

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Button Bouquets

Earlier today I featured a Real Wedding from Otto Schulze Photographers where the bride carried a button bouquet created by RBK Creations on etsy. The etsy shop currently has 106 items for sale. Holy Cow!!! That's a lot of buttons. Along with the wedding bouquet, you can also have boutonniere's, bridesmaid bouquets, flower girl bouquets, cupcake toppers, and bouquets for everyday decorating created. I'm only featuring a teeny tiny preview of all the items available online - but one of my favorites has to be the bouquet in the tea pot. How stinkin' cute is that? Perfect for bridal shower centerpieces and then you could give them away as take home gifts. (their only $25 each)