It seems like something new hits us every morning. Terror & tragedy are marking our headlines what seems like daily. However, we see real glimpses of redemption when we collaborate, when we help each other and build one another up. The Give Peace a Chance shoot is inspired by this current climate of our broken world as well as it’s revolution of love and positivity in the midst of everything. The desire of this shoot is to inspire, to breed positivity and simply, to give peace a chance.
From a design perspective, we took cues from iconic images of John Lennon & Yoko Ono holding single blooms, promoting peace and justice. Our amazing florist incorporated copper roses mixed with dried sprigs, telling us they reminded her of 1960’s living rooms with mustard yellow blankets and shaggy rugs with warm sunshine beaming through the windows while a record plays in the background. I also took polaroids throughout the day as a nod to the analog era of the 60s and 70s.
The shoot was photographed at Central Kitchen, a gourmet restaurant in the Mission District of San Francisco – an area known for it’s dedication to music and street art. The industrial space and gigantic windows made for such a warm and inviting atmosphere to be created. A favorite piece of mine is the hanging peace sign in the ceremony space – a collaboration between our designer and our florist that just popped on the aged steel wall of the restaurant.
We hope this shoot gives you all the feels and warms your heart! Find the full FEATURE on Green Wedding Shoes!!!
Photography + Art Direction | Jess of Cheers Babe Photo
Coordination, Design, Signage & Rentals | Kellyne of Hand & Heart Events
Venue | Central Kitchen, Mission District San Francisco
Florals | Ash + OAK Floral Design
Hair + Makeup | Beauty by Lia
Earrings | Mignonne Gavigan
Tuxedo | The Black Tux
Stationary | Flecos Design Co.
Rings | Jen Leddy
Cake | Natty Cakes