Today I am excited to share Strawberry Fields Forever, a fruity 70s inspired wedding styled shoot with striking red, baby pink, and apple green details.
Kimberly says of the shoot…
Strawberry Fields Forever is such a groovy theme for a summer wedding! Not only was it a popular song by the Beatles, it reminds us of a simpler time.
I might be a bit biased, as my parents were married in 1971 and I was born in 1973 but I love looking through wedding photos from the 1970’s, and bohemian type decor.
This era is very on-trend right now as inspiration for weddings and events so I wanted to incorporate the free spirited vibes of the decade, along with a delicious colour palette for this styled photo shoot.
I chose strawberry red, baby pink, and apple green, along with a whimsical red checkered pattern as the colours for this awesome shoot.
There was several sweet details featured in the shoot.
First, we had a live wedding painter, Studio Em Treasures, who created a beautiful custom piece of artwork of the ceremony setting.
We also had darling ribbon wands with our colors of pink, green, and white, created by Plume and Paper.
They also created the custom stationery suite for this groovy celebration of love.
Finally, we included our vintage record player, and original 45-rpm record of the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever”.
The album also made a cute setting for the wedding rings.
Our wedding couple, Dan and Fox Kaye, were a joy to work with, and to style. Dan’s personal style certainly looked like he stepped right out of the 1970’s.
He wore a classic black suit and white button down shirt, accented with a vintage 1970’s black velvet bow tie, strawberry printed dress socks, and strawberry shaped cuff links.
Fox Kaye wore a vintage 1970’s wedding gown, made of fluid crepe fabric.
The ivory gown featured a high neck and long sleeves, embellished with Battenburg lace, and a sheer teardrop shaped insert just below the neckline.
The vintage gown featured a unique Watteau train, which lay like a cape from the shoulder line in the back, and fell to a chapel train length.
To accessorise she also wore a very delicate gold necklace, with a tiny strawberry charm.
Fox Kayes hair was styled in long simple waves, with a small birdcage veil pinned at the crown.
The veil was accented by a vintage hair comb, decorated with a strawberry and small white flowers. Her complete vintage look was utterly charming.
The florals for the shoot were spectacular.
Bouquet Studio created two amazing freestanding pieces for our ceremony area, triangular in shape, with a little curve towards the top.
They just met the bottom fringes of the large macrame hanging we used as our ceremony focal point, provided by Lavender and Lace Event Rentals.
Our dining table centerpiece was lush and full, in a lovely vintage, white milk glass compote vase.
Dan’s boutonniere was comprised of a strawberry red zinnia and small pink bridal protea.
Fox Kaye’s hand-tied bouquet was a beautiful mix of dahlias, ranunculus, small bridal protea, anemones, daisies, and roses.
We added pink carnations and small white daisies to the three tiered wedding cake, to complement the theme of the shoot. In both the centerpiece and the ceremony arrangements, several types of flowers and greenery were used.
Those pieces included white O’Hara garden roses, zinnias, dahlias, scabiosa, bridal protea, anemone, pokeberry, ranunculus, stock, daisies, carnations, parvofolia eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus, boxwood, and raspberry leaves.
This groovy shoot had two beautiful tablescapes.
Our dining table was set for six special guests. The table was covered in a floor length strawberry red linen, and the table runner was a bright white, featuring diagonal rows of contrasting trims.
The vintage chairs were an eclectic mix of styles, adorned with contrasting tied chair sashes in solid strawberry red and red gingham.
Our place settings were a gorgeous mix of vintage pink, green and clear glassware, rose gold charger plates, and vintage china with hand painted strawberries and flowers.
The vintage silverware pieces were crafted with a delicate floral pattern. For a final pop pf colour, we rolled alternating cloth napkins in baby pink, apple green, and red gingham.
The napkins were wrapped with vintage ceramic strawberry napkin rings.
The laser cut place cards were created by Plume and Paper, and were secured in darling little white ceramic holders.
They also created the unique acrylic table number. Our dining table centerpiece was lush and full, in a lovely vintage, white milk glass compote vase.
Our second display featured our yummy desserts.
On a large white vintage baking rack, we draped a vintage white tablecloth with an embroidered strawberry design.
On the first shelf, we placed our vintage beverage dispenser filled with freshly made pink lemonade, and our darling three tier wedding cake.
On the second shelf, we displayed a larger “love” sign that matched the cake topper, and a gold mirrored tray filled with yummy frosted cut out cookies that matched our theme.
On the top shelf of the rack, vintage pink glassware completed our sweet dessert display.
The baking rack was flanked by two vintage white wicker chairs with red and white gingham pillows, and a classic picnic basket with a checkered cloth.
To complete the styling of the Strawberry Fields Forever shoot was the magnificent cake and cookies.
Our cake was a delightful, airy, three tiered confection, perfect for a summer wedding.
Created by Eat Cake 216, the bottom layer was covered in white buttercream rosettes. The middle tier was frosted in the palest shade of mint green, and dusted with sugar crystals.
The top tier was simply covered in smooth white frosting. Hand crafted strawberries were placed on each tier for a cascading effect.
We added pink carnations and small white daisies as well for a sweet complement to the strawberries. Our gold painted “love” cake topper was created in a font and style often seen in the 1970’s.
The cake looked amazing on the vintage baker’s rack, next to a refreshing container of fresh-squeezed lemonade, and gorgeous decorated cut-out cookies.
The cookies were created by Anchor and Bows bakery, and decorated with hearts, daisies, strawberries and peace signs.
Venue – Beck Farms
Photography – Tayana B Photography
Event Planning / Linens / Tableware / Decor – Love Laughter & Elegance
Dress & Headpiece – Love Laughter & Elegance
Veil – Over The Moon Bridal
Wedding Ring / Jewellery/Accessories – Love Laughter & Elegance
Grooms Bow Tie / Cufflinks / Socks – Love Laughter & Elegance www.lovelaughterelegance.wordpress.com
Floral – Bouquet Studio
Stationery / Place Cards / Table Numbers & Holders/ Handmade Items / Ribbon Wands – Plume and Paper
Wedding Cake – Eat Cake 216
Cookies – Anchor & Bows Bakery
Rentals – Lavender & Lace Rentals
Painter – Studio Em Treasures