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:

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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid


When Pantone releases their new color of the year, designers, planners, color enthusiasts, decorators and all those who have an interest in the creative industry tend to sit up and listen. This year's new pick, Radiant Orchid, is the prettiest or purples, almost a bright lilac shade with a hint of pink.

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Something tells me that there is a slim chance newly engaged ladies and gents plan to order up a radiant orchid wedding. I do foresee growth in a the purple category as a whole, bringing back gorgeous shades of plum, ombre details spanning from light lavender to deep blackberry.

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The color, when on its own, leans a bit on the feminine side. Paired with a deep gray, midnight navy, even hunter green, would bring the overall color theme back to a more neutral place.

So! New brides to be, hostesses, and fashionable types - how will you incorporate radiant orchid into your life in 2014?


1 - Pantone Radiant Orchid // 2 - Bouquet // 3 - Watercolor Invitation //  4 - Purple Ombre Bridesmaids  //  5 - Ruffled Ombre Cake  //  5 - Fabric Leaf Boutonniere //      6- Camelback Flower Shop Centerpiece // 7 & 8 - Dessert Table


Inspired By: Wild Florals


This week we will be oogling some gorgeous florals. I've been so smitten with organic styled bouquets, centerpieces, arches and boutineers. Long gone are the days where it was proper and preferred to have tightly packed roses displayed in the shapes of pew rounds, and in square glass vases. Instead, bouquets are beautiful displays of entire gardens, intertwined with ferns, cactuses, baby's breath, and more. The height is varied between many of the flowers, as are the shapes, colors, size of the blooms. Better yet, bouquet's can be made of 5 pieces or 30, and any number in between. A great choice for couple's looking to lower floral costs, or make their budget stretch.


In addition to the above, what flowers or plants have you been loving lately?

  1 - Green Wedding Shoes //  2 - Style Me Pretty // 3 - 100 Layer Cake //4 - Style Me Pretty // 5 - Style Me Pretty // 6 - Style Me Pretty // 7 - Green Wedding Shoes // 8 -  Hey Gorgeous Events & Photographer Kelly Braman  // 9 - Style Me Pretty