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Our friend Jacin, who styled the V9 shoot we did last week, is a little bit infamous for her homemade jam (do y’all remember this V6 shoot? She was the mastermind behind it!), and when she sent us home from Atlanta with jars of her first strawberry jam of the season, I was instantly reminded of our Berry Bliss editorial. Strawberries always feel like the most celebratory kickoff to the abundant spring and summer bounty ahead, and revisiting these cheery images has me ready to pencil in a picking date!

Pick up a copy of V6 to see more from this shoot by Katie Stoops!

Photography: Katie Stoops / Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab / Venue: Oakley Farm / Bride’s Gown: “Guindon” by Hayley Paige / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate / Bride’s Shoes: Nina / Pearl Bracelet: Fornash available at Swell Caroline / Earrings: Swell Caroline / Bracelet: Loren Hope / Bride’s Sunhat: Zappos / Hair and Makeup: Makeup For YourDay / Rentals: CE Rentals / Benches: Classic Party Rentals Raleigh / Strawberry Fields Tablecloth: House8810 / Plates: Anthropologie / Dessert Plates: Replacements / Dog’s Bow: High Cotton Ties / Florist: Watered Garden / Bouquet Wrap: Fairstore / Pots: Jamali Garden / Paper Goods: Cheree Berry / Cake: Ashley Cakes / Cake Stand: Sarah’s Stands / Mini Strawberry Desserts: Little Sugarbakers

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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    I am loving all of the cozy winter wedding inspiration we’ve been sharing lately, aren’t y’all? I’m glad that even though it doesn’t often snow in the South, it does get chilly enough to make drinking hot cocoa and snuggling by the fire reasonable activities. Photographer Julie Paisley and the ladies of Southern Grace Events and Gatherings agree, and were sweet to share this rustic and romantic inspiration with us!

    What a gorgeous tulle gown! Love this one and all the others on our Southern Style Pinterest board.

    Twine and bark make for a beautiful and unexpected bouquet wrap.

    Pancakes at a dessert buffet? Since doughnuts are my absolute favorite sweet, I wouldn’t say no to mixing genres!

    That cotton is the perfect Southern touch for this bouquet, isn’t it?

    Our inspiration for the shoot all started with a craving for a cozy setting, a stack of country flapjacks, fresh cotton, soft greenery, and a desire for an intimate setting with an organic feel. We wanted to put a fresh twist on combining rugged with feminine. Drawing inspiration from airy neutrals and deep shades of berry, we incorporated this seasons “go to” print – plaid! It provides the perfect pop of playful texture and can be both modern and classic.

    Photographer: Julie Paisley | Calligrapher: Calligraphy by Cami | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Paulina Perez | Event Designer: Southern Grace Events and Gatherings | Cake Designer: Sugar Rush Confections | Florist: Ruby Reds Floral & Garden | Invitation: Rifle Paper Co. | Dress Salon: The White Magnolia | Bridesmaid Dress Salon: J. Ashley Boutique

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    1. avatar Lindsay {Everistta} reply

      This bridal look is simply stunning! I love the modern head piece with the huge ball gown. So chic!

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    Is there anything more delectable in the early summer than strawberries? Inspired by this striking, yet unassuming berry that reminds us of Southern belles (see V6 for why!), we followed “Pick Your Own Strawberry” signs through Chapel Hill, consulted the Farmer’s Almanac to set a shoot date, rounded up our favorite redheads, and brought Berry Bliss to life.

    Cheree Berry created this delightfully bold invitation suite for us. How fun is that envelope liner?

    Our beautiful bride, Cate, was the roommate of one our interns! She looked stunning in a striped gown by Hayley Paige and bold red lipstick. Fun fact: her bouquet wrap is actually a delicate scarf!

    It is no secret that the SW gals are smitten with LulaKate. Not only did we love having their darling custom dresses in this shoot, we were also tickled pink to wear LulaKate at the V6 launch party last week! Love these dresses as much as we do? Don’t miss the end of this post for a surprise! :)

    Even though we had these simply elegant boutonnieres on hand, the only dapper gent in this shoot was MacKenzie‘s son, Pax! Isn’t he adorable in his little bow tie?

    Emily commented in Sweet Corns Sweethearts that the area we live in is sometimes photo shoot-ready, even without our help, and this was certainly one of those cases. On the day of this shoot, the field next to the strawberries was bursting with pretty red clover. Thanks for that one, North Carolina!

    We were truly spoiled to have the most beautiful, luscious strawberry desserts gracing this shoot. Ashley Cakes made the lovely cake, and Little Sugarbakers whipped up the mini desserts.

    There were so many amazing elements in this shoot, and we are excited to share two of our favorites!

    We’re giving away all three LulaKate dresses (one in size 4, two in size 8) and a pair of red Nina Forbes shoes (size 10). For a chance to win one of these items, leave a comment telling us your favorite thing about this shoot! Don’t forget to specify which item you’d like (including which dress size, if applicable). We can’t wait to hear from you!

    Katie Stoops / Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab / Venue: Oakley Farm / Bride’s Gown: “Guindon” by Hayley Paige / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate / Bride’s Shoes: Nina / Pearl Bracelet: Fornash available at Swell Caroline / Earrings: Swell Caroline / Bracelet: Loren Hope / Bride’s Sunhat: Zappos / Hair and Makeup: Makeup For YourDay / Rentals: CE Rentals / Benches: Classic Party Rentals Raleigh / Strawberry Fields Tablecloth: House8810 / Plates: Anthropologie / Dessert Plates: Replacements / Dog’s Bow: High Cotton Ties / Florist: Watered Garden / Bouquet Wrap: Fairstore / Pots: Jamali Garden / Paper Goods: Cheree Berry / Cake: Ashley Cakes / Cake Stand: Sarah’s Stands / Mini Strawberry Desserts: Little Sugarbakers

    lisa Written with love by Lisa
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    1. avatar Rachel reply

      This shoot was so fun! Although I loved the stripped details on the bouquets and dresses and paper goods. However, I am a true stationary lover at heart, the invitation suite is so bright and unique! I would love the Lula Kate dress in the size 4!

    2. avatar blakely reply

      I LOVE the loose wild florals! beautiful!

      dress size 4!

    3. avatar Lauren reply

      My favorite part of the berry bliss shoot are the fields! The strawberry fields are to die for and make the shoot! I’d love the LK dress in size 8, so pretty!

    4. avatar Ryann reply

      I don’t think I can pick just one thing! I love the bold red stripes incorporated into everything from the invitation suite to the cake to the bouquet scarf! I also just love it when redheads own their gorgeous hair and wear bright colors. I am a LulaKate lover so my favorite is definitely the dress! My bridesmaids wore a LulaKate dress and I was actually kind of jealous they got to and I didn’t ;) I would love the dress in size 8!!

    5. avatar Catie reply

      The precious little baby eating a strawberry is my favorite part!

      Shoes :)

    6. avatar Kathryn Pavia reply

      I meant to sign my comment with
      Xo
      A big fan from Raleigh!!

      However somehow I sent submit before I was done!

    7. avatar Brittany reply

      Favorite thing about this shoot has to be Pax. What a cutie! Obsessed with the LulaKate dresses. (size 4)

    8. avatar Lisa B. reply

      I love everything about this shoot! My husband and I got engaged in the strawberry patch of a farm near our house where we first fell in love! My favorite touches are the strawberry shaped invitation information cards and the sweet red and white ribbon around the bouquets. I would love to win one of the dresses in a size 8!

    9. avatar Jessica Horton reply

      LOVE all the red & white (go pack! ;-) )

    10. avatar Ashlee reply

      What I love most about this shoot is the fact that you are embracing redheads! So many women are dying their hair to cover it up. Southern Weddings teaches women to love themselves and I find this shoot empowering! This dress, in a size 10, would be perfect to wear to client meetings at local wineries and estates :)

    11. avatar Betty reply

      the strawberries!

    12. avatar Abi Losli reply

      My favorite thing about this shoot is…ALL the things! That’s probably not an acceptable answer, but I truly adore all the details. Especially that gorgeous gown (those stripes!), the big, floppy, elegant sun hat, and the energy from the bright, vibrant colors. What a gift, those red clovers and the perfect weather. So blessed. Great work, ladies! (oh, and I think a size 8 would be just about perfect! LulaKate is fab and I am so excited that you’re giving away dresses in my size!)

    13. avatar lena reply

      What a gorgeous shoot!

    14. avatar Elizabeth reply

      I love the location of the shoot! It truly makes for a great impact with the design. Every detail is absolutely beautiful, but my favorite thing about this shoot would be the strawberry linen table setting… or maybe that four-tier wedding cake! Gorgeous! And I would love the LulaKate dress in the size 4.

    15. avatar Jessica Horton reply

      ….. and size 8 dress, please!

    16. avatar Emily reply

      I absolutely adore the sweet striped ribbon on those beautiful bouquets!!! I would be over the moon to win one of the Lula Kate dresses in size 8!!!

    17. avatar Megan Leader reply

      My favorite thing about this shoot (other than that perfect field of clover… swoon!) is the red scarf used to tie the bride’s bouquet! I think it pairs perfectly with the wedding dress fabric and the bridesmaids’ dresses. I would love to win one of the LulaKate dresses in size 8! I think they’re just gorgeous.

    18. avatar Naomi Wilcox reply

      This shoot is just so beautiful & amazing! My specific favorite thing about the shoot, is the COLORS! I love the crispness of the white & the bold, daring yet classiness of the red! I would love to win one of the lovely dresses from LulaKate in Size 8!

      PS The Southern Wedding ladies looked FANTASTIC in their LulaKate dresses at the Launch Party!

    19. avatar Kelsey reply

      Oooh, what beautiful colors! Simply stunning. I would love to win the Lula Kate dress in size 6!

    20. avatar Whitley Gaffney reply

      Those adorable hand pies are my favorite thing about this shoot! I need to make some myself :) And that size 8 LulaKate dress has my name written all over it (I hope)…

    21. avatar Loren reply

      Those fields of red clovers are stunning! But Id say my favorite thing has to be the adorable red bow tie on the dog. I’m a sucker for dogs :)

      Dress size: 4

    22. avatar Lisa Eickel reply

      I am smitten over how the red/ strawberry theme was taken through to all the elements of the dessert table. And the super cute little one couldn’t make this shoot look any better! I would LOVE to win one of the LK dresses, size 4!!

    23. avatar Lisa Eickel reply

      I’d happily take a size 6 and try to get it altered if the 4 is already spoken for!

    24. avatar Mandy DeTurk reply

      I love those cute little invitations!

    25. avatar Ashlee reply

      Ah! I meant a size 8!!

    26. avatar Brittany reply

      The fields of Oakley Farm are gorgeous! But my fav has to hands down be the Guindon dress by Hayley Paige, its to die for, those stripes are perfection! And those Nina shoes are just fab!

    27. avatar Brooke Motchan reply

      I love the details included on the invitation….the little “seed envelope” with the strawberries and ant listing the details of the reception! Would love to win the pair of red Nina Forbes shoes!

    28. avatar Cara Crowley reply

      Oh my! I love everything about this shoot from the strawberry table cloth, to the geraniums in the arrangements and the delicious looking strawberry shortcakes! I would love the Lulu Kate dress in a size 4 to wear to two upcoming weddings. Love the work that you ladies do! xo

      • avatar Cara Crowley reply

        Cara Crowley: I found a dress today for the weddings so I would like to withdraw my name for the size 4 Lulu Kate dress. However, the shoes would be a perfect fit for my size 10 feet :) I’m just in love with this shoot and with the sophisticated simplicity that it conveys.

    29. avatar Hannah M reply

      I love the field of red clovers! Fits in so perfectly with the shoot!

      Lula Kate dress size 4!

    30. avatar Waverly Tucker reply

      I absolutely love all of the crisp white details in the shoot, the little dessert stands are precious! The detail of the top layer of the cake inspires me to do something similar for my wedding. I’d love to wear the Lulakate dress in the size 4!

    31. avatar Kate E. reply

      I love love love the beautiful blooms in this shoot! So perfect! I’m also dying for those shoes!

    32. avatar abby r reply

      i love the table cloth and how the theme is consistent but not overpowering. those shoes would be perfect!!!

    33. avatar Billie Anne reply

      That tablecloth is perfection!

      And I would lovelovelove the dress in size 8! :)

    34. avatar Victoria Shao reply

      My absolute favorite part of this shoot is the table location. I’m totally in love with the idea of the table being in the middle of the strawberry field. So different and cheery! The size 4 LulaKate dress size 4 would be a dream. Thanks y’all!

    35. avatar Hannah Mallalieu reply

      From the subtle hints in the fabric of the bridal gown, to the lovely LulaKate bridesmaids dresses, to the sweet ribbon on the bouquets, and the delightful stationary – the stripes steal the show in this shoot! I would love a LulaKate dress in size 8! It would be the perfect springtime wear for my bridal shower next April!

    36. avatar Katie reply

      I absolutely love those unstructured vibrant centerpieces! They are so gorgeous. I’d love those beautiful red shoes as well!

    37. avatar Carrie reply

      Love that vintage table cloth! I would love that lula kate dress in 8!

    38. avatar Kelly reply

      My favorite part about this shoot is the table setup! The red tablecloth, the strawberry and white tablecloth, the flowers, I love it all!

      I’ve got my eye on that Lula Kate dress size 4 ;)

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    40. avatar Tori Ford reply

      The strawberry theme is divine! Loving the originality of the theme and the color palatte is stunning! Bold pops of red make this blissful affair a show stopper, and those boutineers! Wowzers!
      I am loving the dresses (size 4) and shoes are to die for! I would love either!

    41. avatar Samantha reply

      I love the dapper little gent in the bow tie and red pants. So adorable!!! What girl can resist a bow tie?? I would love the size 4 dress!!!

    42. avatar Fran Hall reply

      My favorite thing was seeing the previous post of all of your preparation for the shoot. The fun you were having, the creativity AND THEN as I viewed the actual post, to see the magic the photographer created to capture all of your wonderful ideas. The angles, the focus, the “just right” cropping. This is all a true talent. It was so evident from the two posts what magic must occur. Love, Love, Love ! Could pick one photo but this post is too good to over look the finished product! WOW! Love the size 4 dress.

    43. avatar Laura Caroline reply

      I would have to say little Pax was my favorite part of the shoot. He is just adorable eating the strawberries in his bow tie! And I would absolutely love those stunning shoes!

    44. avatar Rebecca reply

      I just love the mini pies in this shoot! Also, the photo of the table in between the two strawberry fields is just stunning! I would love the size 4 dress!

    45. avatar Kaylan reply

      Why do I love this shoot? Because red is my signature color! Adorable. When I was little and visiting my grandparents in West Point, GA, my sweet Pop would go to the grocery store just to get my favorite spread for the biscuits- strawberry preserves. If only I were getting married in strawberry season instead of Christmas! (Don’t worry– there’s still lots of red in my wedding! Including floor length Red LulaKate bridesmaids dresses!) If I won, I’d look so snazzy in the size 4 striped dress. Love love love everything.

    46. avatar Kaylan reply

      Also, I just bought that exact bow tie for my fiance for his birthday, TODAY! I’m telling you, meant.to.be.

    47. avatar Caitlin reply

      I’d love to win the Size 8 Dress! or the shoes! I’m a 10! :)

    48. avatar Jill Donovan reply

      I LOVED the entire shoot! The dessert table in the middle of the strawberry field made me swoon!

      And, I just happen to be a size 10 shoe :) Great magazine ladies, I am loving all the inspiration!

    49. avatar Mackenzie Kern reply

      That first image is killer! Love, love, love everything! Seeing it all makes me want to throw on a beautiful dress and run into a strawberry field myself. I love every element of the shoot, and mainly the fact that it feels so fresh! Such a beautiful sight on some of these dreary fall days. I would adore that Lula Kate size 8 dress and possibly never take it off! Spectacular images and awesome post Lisa!

    50. avatar Whitney G. reply

      (size 8) my favorite thing about the shoot is definitely the dresses! I LOVE the beautiful collars.

      Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    51. avatar Kelly D reply

      Oh my goodness!!!!! Those LulaKate lovelies are DIVINE!!!! I would love love love love L-O-V-E to get my hands on that stunning ruffled-collared size 4 beauty!!!!!!

      Besides the dresses (which, it is HARD to look past them!) I adore the setting for this shoot! I’d always dreamed of having a wedding in an apple orchard but never even KNEW how incredible a real-life strawberry field could be as a wedding venue! Gorgeous.

    52. avatar Michelle W. reply

      LOVE the natural beauty of this shoot! I also love the Lulu Kate dresses (size four).

    53. avatar amanda reply

      OH MY GOODNESS! I loved this shoot!!! The red is delicious! I think my favorite part though, is how creative the invites are with the “packet” of strawberries detailing more of the events of the wedding. I’m sadly obsessed with stationary! But also, since I’m a Wolfpack fan, I’d love to win the LulaKate dress in a size 8! :)

    54. avatar Stewart reply

      My favorite part of this shoot is the red & white striped ribbon used around the plates at the place settings. I also love how it carries elsewhere like in the bouquet & boutonniere wraps. It’s no lie that I could use a pair of red shoes- and I just happen to be size 10!

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