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Photo Shoot : a stylish and modern eco-friendly Spring tablescape

Today we continue featuring modern spring themed photo shoots from the Wedding Vendor Challenge for March. I asked vendors across the US and Canada to team up and create an intimate tablescape for two with a dessert display. I supplied a color palette for all vendors to work with and for this shoot it was green with accent colors of brown, cream and pale yellow. It could be St. Patrick's Day related, although this wasn't a requirement, so you'll be seeing a bit of both this week. I also asked each team to provide at least one DIY design. For today - the 3rd Wedding Vendor Challenge for March is from Stephanie A Smith Photography in Florida with the beautiful paper goods being designed by Kate Eileen Emmert Custom Paper Goods . . .

Stephanie has always loved eco-minded options and writes . . . "I'm so glad that the wedding industry has begun to embrace and recognize alternative options for weddings that are much friendlier for the environment. Because I am a photographer I use nature as my backdrop, so anything I can do to preserve the beauty of the earth I will."

I love how Stephanie and her florist incorporated wildflowers and herbs - including wheat grass with the napkin ties, broccoli into the bouquet and lavender on top of the cupcakes.

The white chairs were salvaged from Stephanie's neighbors trash pile and were then spray painted bright white and given sod seat cushions. Seating was for the bride, groom, flower pup and ring barker - so cute.

Tree stump chargers were placed under antique milk glass plates and the menu cards, cupcake name tags, and seat name tags were all made with burlap and natural hemp twine. The cupcakes were made by Stephanie herself and after the shoot she was able to share them with her neighbors.

I love hearing Stephanie's goal of this shoot . . . "I think the goal of this shoot was to show how eco-alternative can not only be better for the environment but just as stylish and modern as any wedding decor."

DIY Download : Kate is here to share with us the how to for re-creating the bride, groom, flower pup and ring barker signs. Simply print out the pdf after downloading via this link from Scribd and follow Kate's directions that are included on the pdf. {the download link is directly underneath the item title in the right column once on Scribd}.

A huge thank you to Stephanie and Kate for joining us in the 2nd Wedding Vendor Challenge this week with a beautifully eco-friendly tablescape for spring. Please stay tuned all week as I have more wonderful designs and ideas coming your way.

Photographer: Stephanie A Smith Photography
Floral Designer: FH Weddings & Events
Reception Venue: Pass-a-grille
Invitation Designer: Kate Eileen Emmert Custom Paper Goods