Like we’ve been saying this past week, Thanksgiving is one of our absolute favorite holidays… We get to be with the ones we love, eat delicious food,  drink yummy wine and have a day with our family.  Not only is the company lovely but the colors of Fall and that crisp feel in the air just makes our hearts swell up!  You can really create such a beautiful tablescape around this holiday with all of the seasonal fruits and flowers, it’s honestly the best!

Thanksgiving isn’t just a time for family though, it’s also a time to be thankful for friends, and so, the Friendsgiving was born!

We love the idea of spending time with our friends, lets be honest, whether you’ve started a career, gotten married or even have had kids, your life just seems to be getting busier and busier, so friend time can sometimes come last.  It’s important to take care of our friendships, we value them and need them, and well they deserve some TLC too!

This Friendsgiving setting we created was inspired by the lovely burgundy tones of Fall with the fruits of the season like pomegranates, mixed with cobalt blue tones that we love from our friends at The Little Market!  Take a look with us and also head over to 100LayerCake today to see all the goodness!

meganwelker-friendsgiving-22All photos by our friend, Megan Welker

Hair & Makeup by our friend Erica at 1011 Makeup

Wardrobe by our friends at The Hidden Jewel

Always gotta start with the invite, and this one is a definite keeper… Gotta love anything leather, then add some wood and it flows with our aesthetic here so perfectly.  Twinkle and Toast wows us again!!

Eat, Drink, and be Thankful.meganwelker-friendsgiving-3 meganwelker-friendsgiving-5meganwelker-friendsgiving-20meganwelker-friendsgiving-23The Duo Studio made us the most perfect sign for this lovely holiday, one word says it all!  We are incredibly thankful, and we’re not afraid to say it!!  We let the little ones borrow it yesterday in case you missed it!

meganwelker-friendsgiving-10meganwelker-friendsgiving-12meganwelker-friendsgiving-59On to the table…


meganwelker-friendsgiving-119We are seriously in love with this table!!!

We love this ceramic collection from The Little Market, we used it earlier this year for our Cinco de Mayo shoot and it is just so versatile we are able to use it with any type of holiday or scenario.  For this table we loved how the cobalt blue went with the copper and berry hues of the seasons fruits, and then we added a little pop of orange and  fell even deeper in love..

meganwelker-friendsgiving-90meganwelker-friendsgiving-124meganwelker-friendsgiving-114Our wonderful friend Farra of Hostess Haven brought along her amazing inventory to place along with The Little Market’s beauties… Farra’s metallic flatware and glassware along with her pretty napkins complimented all our table so well.  And we are so in with Farra, bring back the napkin ring!!!!

meganwelker-friendsgiving-94Can we talk about these gorgeous blooms from the amazing Bloom Babes?!?  These ladies are so beyond wonderful to work with you guys, I literally think they may be mind readers because I tell them what I want for an event or a shoot and they basically create what I visualized and dreamt about to perfection!  The arrangements for our table were so visually stunning and brought out the sunny side of Fall, just what we wished for…

meganwelker-friendsgiving-45Taryn from Twinkle and Toast wrote a few things to be thankful for on various Fall fruits for our lovely table and added more leather touches with our place cards, isn’t it all so dreamy?!

meganwelker-friendsgiving-86meganwelker-friendsgiving-123Lots and lots of fruit + lots and lots of flowers…

meganwelker-friendsgiving-56meganwelker-friendsgiving-41meganwelker-friendsgiving-49meganwelker-friendsgiving-34Now every beautiful table needs some beautiful friends gathered around it!  Leah and I were lucky enough to spend some quality time with the lovely Farra of Hostess Haven and Shelby of Joie La La Photography… Both are fellow mamas with little babes similar in age to our little beijinhos so it was some good relaxing mama time that was very much needed!!

meganwelker-friendsgiving-127 meganwelker-friendsgiving-151meganwelker-friendsgiving-135Sometimes there’s just nothing better than some good old girl talk!

Image.jpgmeganwelker-friendsgiving-129 Cheers!!!

meganwelker-friendsgiving-138 meganwelker-friendsgiving-155 meganwelker-friendsgiving-139If you’ve been loving all of this furniture you’ve been seeing, wait till you see the lounge… Adore Folklore has curated such an amazing collection of furniture and accessories they really set the tone for this gorgeous shoot!  We loved playing with their rug collection, and any girl time needs a good couch to gossip on ;)

meganwelker-friendsgiving-208 meganwelker-friendsgiving-77 meganwelker-friendsgiving-212 meganwelker-friendsgiving-175 meganwelker-friendsgiving-246 meganwelker-friendsgiving-245Now, we can ALWAYS count on Sweet and Saucy to deliver in the desserts department and this was no exception… We had tasty pumpkin treats, macarons with our lovely Fall floral inspiration hand painted on, sugar cookies wrapped with a bow for each guest, and wait till you see what was at each place setting…

meganwelker-friendsgiving-177 meganwelker-friendsgiving-180 meganwelker-friendsgiving-186 meganwelker-friendsgiving-239 meganwelker-friendsgiving-242Pumpkin naked cake with caramel drizzled all over for each guest??  YES PLEASE!!!  You guys, these were so so SOOOO good… They are a must have for any Friendsgiving!!

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What can we say, we are suckers for some girl time, even if you want to bring the boys in, everyone should celebrate their friends this time of year and be thankful for what those friendships mean… Because really, what would we do with out our friends?  Life would definitely be a lot less fun, that’s for sure!!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Wishing you all a lovely holiday!!



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