Posted by elizabeth waldmann on November 21st, 2013
Lisa Eaton is a local artist in Fairplay, Colorado. She is a Californian who relocated to the Colorado Rocky Mountains seven years ago. Torn between the mountains and the sea, she appears to unite them through her whimsical art. You can find her most days at her ‘beach’ front studio and gallery, The Mountain Mermaid. When Rachael Grace Photography came to me and asked me to do a recycling/green décor photo-shoot, I knew I wanted to include Lisa’s amazing wire art. She makes these amazing tiaras and wire wrapped wine glasses. She welcomes special orders so call her at 970.389.6411 or stop by the gallery located at 523 Front Street in Fairplay, Colorado.
This one of a kind headpiece is lovingly hand wrapped with over 75 feet of wire and embellished with 40 light catching Swarovski Crystals. Sparkle on your special day! Custom orders welcome. Starting at $144.
Unique wire wrapped champagne flutes by Lisa Eaton.
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on October 18th, 2013
Rachael from Rachael Grace Photography came up with the idea of having succulents or herbs as wedding centerpieces for our Green/Recyclable Wedding Challenge. I couldn’t love this idea more. It acts as double duty because after they act as centerpieces, guests can take the succulents and herbs home. Instead of giving a favor that can pollute the environment, you can give a favor that will brighten a home and make your guests think of you every time they look at it.
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on October 2nd, 2013
After creating the tin can lantern for the recycled/green wedding décor project with Rachael Grace Photography, I wanted to do something else with tin cans. The idea of being able to place something in the recycling instead of the trash at the end of the night was so appealing. As a wedding planner, the end of the night can be a little sad. Not only is the big event over, we also have to throw away so much décor. With tin cans, you can just throw it in the recycling. Much better! To make these cans only took about 10 minutes. Wrap it with your wedding colors in lace or ribbon and voila! You have a green, recyclable vase!
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on September 5th, 2013
For the recycled/green wedding décor project with Rachael Grace Photography, I wanted to incorporate something that would be beautiful at your wedding and then could be tossed into the recycling afterwards. That led me to the tin can lantern. To make it I peeled the label off, filled the cans with water and froze them. This helps to keep the can intact when you are punching the holes. Take the tin can out of the freezer and just start punching. You can make a pattern with paper and wrap it around the can if you choose. When you are done, you can spray paint the can with one of your wedding colors. Next, you place a candle inside and the room will glow with your recyclable creation.
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on June 24th, 2013
Guestbooks have evolved so much since the standard book that people sign. Now people sign photos of the happy couple, stones that will go along the path to the couple’s happy home, even Jenga pieces. When Rachael from Rachael Grace Photography asked me to start this recycled/green wedding details, I knew I wanted to include a creative guestbook. I thought it would be a cute idea if in your invitation you indicated to everyone that you wanted a triangle piece of fabric that they sign and send it back with the RSVP. When you get those triangles, make a flag garland with them. Then you can hang it up and use as decoration at the wedding reception. After the wedding, sew it into a quilt for your first child. Your child will then be warmed by the well wishes of your closest family and friends for years to come.