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

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Gobble Gobble


Happy Monday, friends! Whether you celebrated Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Black Friday/the official start of the Christmas season, Small Business Saturday, or all of the above like we did, I hope your holiday weekend was magical! Here is a little peek into our turkey day -- 


I wanted the table to incorporate different reds, the deeper fall shades that arrive with a chill in the air. If only we had a few beloved maple trees in this dry desert state, I would have loved to use real leaves! Thank goodness for Michael's.


Source list: Chargers, Target //  Black Plates, Ikea // Dessert Plates, Crate & Barrel // Fall Leaves, Michael's //  Wine Glasses, World Market // Table Runner, Crate & Barrel // Gold Votives, Crate & Barrel // Pomegranates, Our Backyard! // Name Cards, Oh Happy Day


Three cheers for stretchy pants.


A Thanksgiving Table


The most wonderful time of year is officially upon us! The holidays have arrived. There's a chill in the air, the urge to spend time with family and loved ones grows by the day, and comfort food makes a triumphant return. Pull up a chair, a gingerbread americano and settle in for a little Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration.


When building the perfect table to entertain, I find it's best to start with a point of inspiration. Inspiration can come from a fun printed napkin, set of eclectic wine glasses, table runner, or in this case, a fabulous set of Anthro plates. 

Pulling out the highlight colors of deep teal and indigo, sunset orange, and chestnut brown, you then have the outline for which to build up the rest of the table. 

Add some fresh flowers here and there, light the candles, pile the table with your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, and fill every open seat with a lovable friend or family member.



1 - Teal Dinner Napkins, World Market // 2 - Vintage Wood Charger, Pottery Barn // 3 - Persimmon Soup Crock, World Market // 4 - Bark Cheese Board, Uncommon Goods // 5 - Pumpino Vase Filler, Pottery Barn // 6 - Lillian Lantern, Crate & Barrel // 7 - Gold Acorn Vase Filler, Pottery Barn // 8 - Mini Indian Corn, Various Grocery Stores // 9 - PIllar Candles - Crate & Barrel // 10 - Thankful Placecards, Etsy // 11 - Modern Salt + Pepper, West Elm // 12 - Aqua Verde Votive, Glassybaby // 13 - Gravy Boat, Williams-Sonoma // 14 - Ruffled Pie Dishes, World Market // 15 - Indigo Serving Platter, World Market // 16 - Gold Pie Serving Set, West Elm

What are some of your go to decorating techniques for setting the perfect table?