Published! Lucky & In Love Featured on Magnolia Rouge


Back in September, Karie & Field Denny of Ace & Whim came to me with an idea of an all day workshop for fine art photographers, focused on business, branding, and boosting the attendee's wedding shooting skills. They wanted to put on an amazing photoshoot for the latter half of the workshop, where attendees could actually see first hand what the duo act like when the shoot, and receive feedback right then and there about their craft. 

Ace & Whim Workshop Styling by Lucky & In Love Wedding Production and Design

My job? Get creative. Find an over the top gorgeous gown, a sophisticated yet casual suit, build a tablescape that spoke to our inspiration of muted desert tones, the grays of a building storm and the effortless elegance of a couple in a love so fierce the need no one else to be present during their vows.

Ace & Whim Workshop Lucky & In Love Wedding Production and Design

I pulled inspiration from the natural variety of slate, which we managed to track down the most perfect silverware from Pottery Barn to match. The plates are Anthropologie, stemware Crate & Barrel. 


My next favorite part of the whole experience? Pulling together an amazing team to help execute. If you have a few minutes to peruse these stellar individuals, you won't be sorry!

Photographs: Ace & Whim, Hair: Miriam Kenly of Model Citizen, Makeup: Stephanie Neiheisel of SN Makeup Artist, Floral: Sarah Watts of Sarah's Garden, Dress: Alexandra Grecco, Invitation Suite: The Letter House, Hand Lettering & Production Assistance: Autumn Matney, Menswear:

Ace & Whim The Letter House Autumn Matney Lucky & In Love

You can check out more photos on Magnolia Rouge - CLICK HERE!


The Final Workshop - pith + marrow spring 2014


We are so thankful to have found two amazing locations for our first pith + marrow workshops, Chestnut and Lux. This third one will be extra special, as it will take place at the new location of my all time favorite coffee shop, Lola.  

Lola has transformed into Lola at The Yard, a coffee shop, tapas restaurant and bar all morphed into one. They offer an expanded brunch menu, bar bites, spanish tapas and stellar coffee. 

On June 10, we'll be taking over that fantastic middle table for an evening of floral design. This time, we'll be teaching european style hand tied bouquets. This skill can be translated into gorgeous bouquets for a wedding (shout out to all you DIY brides!), but can also be placed in a vase for a beautiful tabletop arrangement. Versatility FTW.

With the purchase of your ticket, you will also receive all kinds of small bites and tapas from Lola, two glasses of wine, access to all of the tools and supplies needed to complete your arrangement, your own vessel AND some surprise goodies. You'll have to wait and see!

Tickets are available at

treat yo self.


Floral Crowns: A Workshop with pith + marrow


Teresa, Misha and I, the gals behind pith + marrow, hosted our second workshop last night at Lux in downtown Phoenix - a lesson in floral crowns and farmers market bouquets. 


The room was full of amazingly creative, beautiful women from all areas of town, a variety of careers, mothers and daughters, coworkers and best friends. The hum of chatter between tables of strangers turned comrades in the crusade to make the perfect head piece, is something so wonderful to be completely enveloped by.


The process was slow, and much more intensive than most of the attendees thought - myself included! No one seemed to mind that the class extended beyond our two hour time slot, hardly noticing the time. The cocktails were delicious, the company better, and we were having fun! As it should be in this setting. 


Even after these two amazing classes, I'll admit the third is the one I'm most excited for. We'll be teaching hand tied bouquets, the gorgeous, wild, textural and full bouquets seen on the best blogs and pinterest boards. And an added (double) bonus - the bouquets can be placed in a vase and used as a table top arrangement! You can pop on over HERE if you'd like to snag one of the few remaining spots! 

Happiest of hump days to you!