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Photo Shoot : an Eco-Friendly Lime Inspired Bridal Shower

Some of you might remember seeing today's photo shoot in the current issue of Eco-Beautiful Weddings. Today I have more photos and all of the details that went into the making of this entirely eco-friendly bridal shower tablescape photo shoot. I had the great pleasure of working with Karine {Seasons of Life Wedding and Event Planning LLC} and Kricia {Kricia Morris Photography} in Hawaii to bring the vision to life. And, the amazing part of this shoot? The approximate cost for the tablescape {not including silverware} was just $75.

Please note: the descriptions in this post are from Karine.I wanted to create an eco-friendly tablescape that incorporated limes. Limes are a cost-effective decoration and their rich green color lends itself perfectly for a luscious table top design. All great tablescapes have dimension and layers. Lemon leaves provided a base to begin the creation. Plants from the garden center were transplanted into biodegradable lime green planters. Mixed among the plants were a variety of herbs. I dressed up the containers they came in with a square of unbleached cotton and a piece of lace. These would then be given as favors to guests.

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Part of my goal in creating an eco-friendly tablescape was to repurpose items. A trip to the thrift store yielded the cute yellow plates. The bistro chairs were found on Craigslist for $5 each and with a fresh coat of apple green paint, they became fun and functional accent.

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The garden theme was further developed by adding artichokes and succulents-all items that could be used in cooking, baking and planting. The paper flowers that I created were from the pages of old bridal magazines. It seemed like such a waste having them sit around so with a simple flower pattern template, a floral wire and glue gun a bouquet and napkin holders were created.

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All wonderful tables are only as good as the food that is served on them. Kricia was formally a caterer and she came up with a delicious menu.

• Farmer’s Market Crudités Tray – Featuring asparagus, sugar snap peas, green beans and yellow bell pepper with a ranch vegetable spread

• Individual Spinach and Bacon Quiche

• Harvest Salad – Featuring spring mix tossed with red onions, green apples, candied walnuts and gorgonzola cheese with raspberry vinaigrette

• Key Lime Dessert Squares

• Marry Me Mojito – A cool and refreshing blend of mint, lime, rum and tonic

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Advice to the Bride cards were strung like a garland and clipped with sweet little clothespins.

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Thank you so much Karine and Kricia for creating and photographing such a lovely eco-friendly bridal shower table-scape that can easily be used for weddings and any other party event as well.

Wedding Vendors:
Coordination & Design: Karine of Seasons of Life Wedding and Event Planning LLC
Photography: Kricia of Kricia Morris Photography
Invitation Suite: Brenda of Wedding Girl
White Linens and Main Table: Pacific Party Rentals
Lace and Muslin linens: from Karine’s personal supply
Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers: Pier One
Drink Tub and Stand: Target