Especially in a week of freezing weather, summer can feel incredibly far away. That made this the perfect week for me to pop open a jar of berry jam–the same jam in this shoot, in fact!–to spread on a biscuit for a little taste of the warmer months. As Lara so beautifully wrote in V6, canning is a Southern tradition with a rich history, and for many people, cherished memories. Just like people used to can fresh produce to eat during the low harvest season, it is important to store up precious memories, sweet adventures, and treasured words to savor when times are tough.
This shoot, styled by Lovely Little Details and photographed by Jessica Burke, celebrates the tradition of canning in such a lovely way. Don’t miss the feature in V6 for recipes to accompany each of these sweet scenes!
After collecting your ingredients and tools, you’re ready to can! Find the full list of canning supplies and ingredients you need for these recipes in V6.
First up, homemade ingredients for a bloody mary bar, perfect for a bridal luncheon or day-after brunch. We can’t get enough of the florals Jacin designed for this scene–there are heirloom tomatoes nestled among the blooms!
Peach preserves are a Southern Weddings office favorite–Lara and her family have even been known to eat her mama’s recipe right from the jar with a fork. These sweet preserves would make a beautiful gift, especially when topped with a monogrammed jar cover.
Canned goods always make much-appreciated favors at weddings and parties alike. We love these pretty options for both the sweet tooth and the savory-lover–berry jam and dill pickles.
Do you have any cherished memories of canning? We’d love to hear them!
Photographer: Jessica Burke | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Styling, Florals, Signage, Paper: lovely little details | Location: Longmeadow Ranch Rutherford Gardens | Hair and Makeup: Katie Nash Beauty | Monogrammed Jar Cover and Dish Towel: Oatmeal Lace Designs | Models: Stars Model Management | Illustrations: Joy Laforme
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