Morgan Blake is one of the most talented, stylish people I know—and it just so happens I get to work with her to photograph tables and styled events. Part of the magic of working with someone like Morgan, is she brings her own unique eye to a subject and it becomes a collaboration beyond a simple photo shoot. So, when she showed me her birthday dinner she styled, I was desperate to share the details! Her 26th went down as a flickering, backyard soiree–With the perfect mix of eclectic detail, vintage references and casual, effortless style. Check out some of Morgan’s great ideas and her easy, accessible touches
What makes this so lovely the table is alive with texture and pattern. Candles slightly askew, fresh pears, easy greens in the shape of a eucalyptus garland: it’s all designed with maximum style and minimum effort. Even the place cards have an easy touch, with fluid handwriting on a creamy envelope: propped next to a glassine-bagged treat. Morgan also incorporated vintage photographs at each place setting, adding both a playful sense of history and a personal element in line with her photography passion.
Her simple cake was embellished wtih understated details including a fresh rosemary wreath and delicate number sparklers. What a beautiful way to celebrate 26!
All images by Morgan Blake Photography