As the workweek comes to a close, I’m counting down the hours until family arrives from out of town, wrapping up emails and getting ready to shut down my laptop in favor of unhurried hours spent talking around a blazing fire. Now’s the time to transition into the holiday mentality and focus on the things that really matter. This “Friendsgiving” feast, hosted by Lauren Ledbetter and Brad & Jen of Q Avenue Photo, is the perfect inspiration – a gathering of good friends in a natural setting, with platters of abundant, seasonal food. Click through for the gorgeous images, the spot-on party playlists and a pecan pie recipe that needs to be on your menu tomorrow.
Lauren pulled together all of the pieces to make this night one to remember. With community and dining together being the our main focus for the evening, Lauren designed a beautiful table with a simple, clean, and rustic feel. Delicate golden branches entwined with fresh eucalyptus, tarnished metals, and the soft glow of simple white tealights created the perfect, intimate setting–inviting conversation and wine to flow freely around the table. To top it all off, an intentionally crafted menu with each dish chosen for the purpose of complementing the others.