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Autumn dinner editorial.

Fall has always been my favorite season.  I love the paradox of colder weather and trees aflame with crimson and rust.  I loved walking to school in the fall, crunching leaves with my best friend and sucking in the cool, crisp air as we ran.

So I’m excited to be featured on Green Wedding Shoes today for a fall tablescape styled by Beijos Events in collaboration with Pottery Barn.


We decided to use pops of black leather for the escort ribbons and menu along with the bright + moody fall colors plucked, scattered, and draped on the table.

The beautiful photos were taken by Yasmin Sarai, and the florals were the magical touch of Petite Petal Co.

Before styled shoots, I often doodle names and words in a scratch notebook, trying to come up with names and words.  This time as I doodled names, searching for the right ones for the place cards, I wrote names of women in history that I would’ve loved to invite to dinner at my home.

Sarah, Lilias, Amy, and Mary — for Sarah Edwards (Jonathan Edwards’ wife and mother to a lineage of amazing men and women), Lilias Trotter (an artist and missionary to Algeria), Amy Carmichael (a writer and founder of an orphanage and mission in India), and Mary of Bethany (Martha’s younger sister in the gospels).

Just a bit of meaningful touch for me — and some silliness. 🙂


Such a cheerful table to welcome any friends!


And those touches of yellow roses.  Little pockets of sunshine on a crisp, fall evening.

Grateful to have collaborated with such talented artists and designers.

Styling: Beijos Events @beijosevents | Floral Design: Petite Petal Co. @petitepetalco | Photography: Yasmin Sarai @yasminsarai | Leather Signage and Leather Names: Tia Joy Kim @tiajoykim | All Table Decor: Pottery Barn @potterybarn

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