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A Strawberry Summer

by Grace Bonney

Yeah, so apparently we like peaches. This shoot was pretty much inspired by this engagement shoot the Simply Bloom girls did, these dessert plates I came across, and some strong urge to hold on to the end of summer. The images from the engagement session were so lovely and I guess I kind of imagined what this couple’s wedding might be like. Simply Bloom was kind enough to come over and shoot the environment we set up and I’m so happy with the way they all seem to belong with the original portraits…thanks ladies!

Amy Osaba rocked the flowers for this shoot. Are you kidding me? I think they are ridiculously cute. (If you look closely you’ll find ranunculus, fever few, veronica, devil’s tail, lisianthus, a few {beautiful} weeds like joe pie weed and a few other things we had no idea what to call, black dahlias, scabiosa, figs, stock, dusty miller, and some strawberry plants.)

CLICK HERE for the rest of the photoshoot (and all 20 images on one page) after the jump!


What luck!


This ribbon was chosen for the folksy charm it added to the mix. And books are always good!


Chocolate Pink created this sweet cake to match the eyelet tablecloth on the dinner table while Ashley of Dolci Odille crafted the darling little cake topper with wedding bells. I love how sweet and simple it is!


The dessert plates are a set of beaded milk glass from the 1930’s with hand-painted fruit partnered with miss-matched dinner plates.


And our inspiring muses…



Photography Simply Bloom

Flowers Amy Osaba

Art Direction/Styling Joy Thigpen

Cake Topper Dolci Odille

Cake Chocolate Pink Cafe

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