a feast in the forest

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this past weekend we hosted a friendsgiving at our home called the feast in the forest (did you know we lived in the forest?). i've been dreaming of this very gathering for several years, but never quite had the right spot to do it. this year, we finally had the right place. we used a piece of land right across from our home where our neighbors chop and store their wood. it was even complete with 'stump chairs' and fuel for the bonfire!

24 of us gathered together to give thanks and reminisce. even the farmers who grew most of the food for our dinner came. it was so special! we drank hot apple cider, broke bread and painted wooden coasters. i'll plan to share the menu with you tomorrow!

all of these lovely photos were taken by my dear (and talented!) friend, callie lynch (she's available if you ever need a photographer in western north carolina!).

pssst. see the bottom of this post for more detailed info!

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resources & more info:

invitations: designed by me and cut using the cameo silhouette
plates and silverware: by leafware
napkins: purchased here and hand dip dyed
paper tablecloth: purchased here and splattered with white and gold metallic paint
moss accents: by supermoss
paper straws: by sweet lulu

Comments

  • I wish I was your friend in real life. This looks INCREDIBLE.

    • haha! if only you both were closer ;)

  • Oh, that is wonderful. I’m quite jealous ;)

  • This is so dreamy and beautiful, Bonnie! What a lovely way to gather with friends for a meal. The pictures make it look like it should be a children’s storybook about grateful hearts and loved ones gathered near!

    Do you love your Silhouette Cameo? I’ve totally been crushing on the new one, but I haven’t splurged on it yet…maybe Black Friday. ;)

  • Wow, Bonnie, this looks amazing! I love every single detail: the “stools”, the plates with little stone weights inside, the pie stand, the coasters, the linens. Everything goes so well together. And the setting is beautiful, you’re lucky to live in a place like that! I wish I could participate in such a feast :)

  • Oh my goodness, I adore this so.much.

  • This is beautiful! Your friends are lucky to have a great creative friend like you! Looks like it was a beautiful event.

    Emily
    eageremily.blogspot.com

  • Everything looks amazing, but as soon you put a picture with a puppy I forget about everything and I can only focus on that! :)

  • You have a beautiful life! I would love my very own feast in the forest!

  • Oh my gosh, this looks WONDERFUL! What an amazing memory for you and your friends. Priceless!

  • What a special event in such a wonderful setting. I love how the table is set and all the yummy foods. I would love to try these, even just in our own backyard.

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