DIY - Custom Buttons

Who doesn't love a bowl full of buttons?  
Vintage floral buttons.  Geek chic buttons.  Woodland creature buttons.  Pretty much any theme could be turned into button material.  Literally.
When I bought the Sukie; Button Factory kit at Phat Angel, Nelson, I was thinking of a family craft.  Except seeing the whimsical designs, the delight of us all (mom, daughter and son) and the ease with which we crafted perfect little buttons, made me think that anyone could enjoy customizing these creations.
They are the perfect wedding shower DIY, just crafting something fun together or even using them as wedding accessories!  They can be attached to lapels, floral bouquets, ribboned presents, fabric napkins or placed in a bowl for fun favors. 
The Sukie kit contained 1" fabric circles, button tops, pin bottoms and pressing tools.  While the kit helped ensure our first experience was fool-proof, the pieces can be found independently at fabric and craft stores.  

fabric scissors
fabric with small design | print | words - see button size for reference, allow room for wrapping
button re-covering kit including:

> button tops
> button-pin bottoms
> pressing tools for top & bottom

Step 1 - Cut fabric into circular shape - see button size for referrence - we used 1"
Step 2 - Insert fabric, face down into pressing tool, being careful to center design
Step 3 - Place button top into the pressing tool and on top of fabric
Step 4 - Wrap excess fabric around button top
Step 5 - Place pin bottom, pin facing up, into the pressing tool and on top of wrapped button top
Step 6 - Use tool to firmly press the bottom piece into the button top, being careful to press all sides
Step 7 - Remove button from tool & marvel 

First Look's: yay or nay?

I was reading about First Looks HERE and thought I would post a Kootenay version.  For starters, first-looks are when the couple opts to see each other before the ceremony.  This may involve photography and a gift-exchange but they do not typically involve other parties.  It is meant to be an intimate meeting of the bride and groom.
Taryn and Nolan, who were married at Blaylock's Mansion last summer, choose a sexy and playful exchange for their meeting.  It involved a gray silk tie, a little blue box and a sexy black book.  They choose to have their photographers document their interactions.  The result are natural, joyful, stress-free images of the couple focussing on each other.  
A first-look can be a meaningful way to start the wedding day and set the tone of the event.  It also serves as some of the couple's portrait time.  For that reason, first-looks favor a couple that wishes to reduce the wait-time between ceremony and reception.  They are not for the bride who has dreamt of her groom's face at the alter for her entire childhood.  
Another drawback to the first-look is time.  Tightly scheduled first-looks require everyone be on-time, especially the bride.   If the bride is quite late for her first-look, stressing their allotted time, most of the benefits are then lost.  
Which sight would you choose for your first-look?  An intimate gather at the site of your choosing or at the end of the aisle surrounded by your family and friends?