Have I told you, Valentine,
That I’m all wrapped up in you?
My feelings for you bring to me
A joy I never knew.
You light up everything for me;
In my heart you shine;
Illuminating my whole life,
My darling Valentine.
When I saw this gorgeous bundle of Valentine’s Day inspiration pop into my inbox a little over a week ago, it literally stopped me in my tracks. No, seriously. No. SERIOUSLY. We were on our way out the door when Krystel of Couture Events submitted this shoot. I asked the honey to “gimme a few minutes please” and proceeded to click on a few of the images just to get a taste of a little bit more pretty before we left. No biggie. It’s how I do. Anyway, I looked at a few of these shots and I pretty much immediately wrote her back. This is kind of unprecedented around holiday time. We receive so many AMAZEBALLS submissions (thank you to everyone out there who’s submitted, by the way!) that, typically, it takes some time, and a little debating amongst each other, to nail down which shoots to feature. But it took approximately a handful of minutes to know that we were going to bring this double feature (yup, there’s a Part II!) to your collective faces. And mind you it was Saturday, I was half-way out the door on my way to shoot paper dresses at Anthro, and this got me to stop moving and write an email. That’s quite an impact. I mean, I was on my way to ANTHRO, you guys. ANTHRO!
And don’t even get me started on the free printables you’re about to see. Speechless. Here’s a taste, and it has a little something to do with that poem you just read up top…
Now, here’s the full scoop on what’s going on today, from Krystel!
Couture Events partnered with Nic. Roc. Designs to put this Valentine’s vision together. We wanted to create inspiration for engaged couples and newly weds so that they could create a perfect day or night at home for their lover instead of spending oodles on one Valentine’s Day date!
The concept for part one of this shoot is a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Creating a sultry and elegant ambiance with candles, feathers, and lace. Soft pastel pinks and creams. Vintage frames used as bases for the centerpieces. An incredible dessert table made up entirely of decedent desserts you can find at your local grocery store. This is the perfect way to spend your Valentine’s at home with your love!
Nic. Roc. Designs made all of the stationery/paper elements, and she has created templates exclusively for this shoot. If you’d like to print your own, a link will be provided for you at the base of this post. You can print off the exact stationery pieces she created for this shoot and place them on your own table at home!
Rae Flore created DIY arrangements with step by step instructions and photos so you can create them at home as well. Visit her site for more on that!
Handmade Aprons and Headbands are the perfect way to prepare your Valentine’s Day meal in style! Willow Tree Designs custom designs aprons and headbands according to your personal preference.
That was yet another hint (clearly I can’t control myself) at what printable goodness awaits you… Ok, back to the images!
See that menu she’s holding? Here’s what it’ll look like when you print it up for yourself!
That was another sneak peek. :) And I gotta say, it feels good.
Pssst… here’s a look at that precious place card again… because I love it so much…
Aren’t they just DARLING?!?!
★ FREE PRINTABLES ★
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If you are interested in sharing this freebie with your readers, please direct them to this post. Thank you for understanding and complying. All freebies available on The Knotty Bride are created for personal use only. Commercial use is prohibited. What this means: you can freely use this and all printables shared on this site in any way, as long as 1) it is not meant to generate profit, and 2) the file is not used for any business purposes or branding. Redistribution of/alterations to the actual file are strictly prohibited.
Now, one more look at that dessert buffet, because OHMYGODIAMINLOVEWITHIT.
Coordination: Couture Events / Photography: Acres of Hope Photography / Stationery: Nic. Roc. Designs / Florist: Rae Florae / Handmade Aprons and Headbands: Willow Tree Designs / Heart Necklace: Mimi & Lu / Cookie Truffles: Cookie Chew / Linens: A Perfect Table / Model: Owner of Willow Tree Designs, Jenna Stillman
Thanks to Couture Events and everyone else involved in this absolutely lovely and highly inspirational shoot! Beyond gorgeous!
xoxo! – Alison