Baby It’s Cold Outside – Entertaining

We’ve had such a long and hot summer, but the season is starting to change. The air is getting  just a little nippier every day and the sun is rising a little later. And I somehow always think that once summer is over that we won’t be able to entertain friends outside anymore. But Brad and Jen, from Q Avenue Photo proved that eating under the stars during autumn and even winter can be an unforgettable, even cosy affair. Just make sure you have a huge fire going and enough red wine! The stylish Brad and Jen celebrated and early Thanksgiving, or how they like to call it “Friendsgiving”, in their backyard. It all started with the couple’s dream to build tables for their homeTo them it would not just be a piece of furniture, but a table “to eat meals over, to tell stories around, and to gather people together”. And Thanksgiving was the perfect opportunity to make this dream a reality.
Lauren Ledbetter from Lauren Ledbetter Design & Styling lend the couple a creative hand with the table decorations. She created a simple but inviting tablescape, with the focus being on great food and community“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.” Even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, this look can easily work for any outdoor event. PS. Brad and Jen, we love the table, and wish you many happy moments around that special piece of furniture.

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Styling: Lauren Ledbetter, Cocktails: Chris Cole, Photography: Brad + Jen of Q Avenue Photo,