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An Australian Country Home with True Scandi Style
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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The Estate Trentham

Trentham, Victoria, Australia



Located just about an hour north of Melbourne, this Australian country home will make all your Scandi design dreams come true. Complete with beautiful gardens and a sweet party barn, The Estate Trentham is a perfect pick for a destination wedding in Australia or a stylish backdrop for your next workshop.


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Real Gatherings
This Dinner Party Took Place in an Empty Pool
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by Scout



Looking to throw an intimate dinner party? This soiree is your ultimate inspiration as it took place in an empty pool with a menu built by Assembly, a chef and wine pairing dinner party series. The decor included Persian rugs, a moody yet quirky palette, draped twinkle lights and a decadent and delicious menu featuring grilled asparagus with shaved bottarga. 

Jessie, the owner of the empty pool and property it resides on (it sits in her backyard - she even got married in it!), dishes on how to style a moody dinner party and the perks of bringing friends from all walks of life together over a brilliantly cooked meal. Hospitality enthusiasts, this is your guide. 


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Real Weddings
This Abandoned Pool Turned Into a Secret Garden Wedding
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by Scout



Unique wedding venues make us swoon and this abandoned pool ceremony is taking the cake for out-of-the-box romance. This couple took the off-the-beaten path to marriage with a wedding ceremony that took place in the abandoned pool that sits in their backyard. Covered in vines with a tree growing through the middle, their vows were wrapped in a secret garden magic. 

The bride, Jessie, tells it all, from searching for the perfect venue for over one and a half years to making sure the wedding reflected their casual and eccentric aesthetic. After not only getting hitched in an abandoned pool but also purchasing this four-acre property settled right on the Cumberland River, this wedding sets a new precedent. This bride and groom prove that anything is possible. 


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Real Weddings
The Micro Wedding in Napa That’s Inspiring Our Holiday Tables
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



With the cool, crisp air and golden light of autumn, a late fall wedding is always a stunner. This micro wedding at a private estate in St. Helena embraced the beauty and bounty of the season, using persimmons and stonework as the ultimate design inspiration. In fact, we can’t imagine a wedding that could serve as better inspiration for your own upcoming Friendsgiving celebration. Forage for local greenery, set out all the candles you can find and gather your nearest and dearest for a fabulous fall fête.

We recently got the scoop from photographer Sylvie Gil about this intimate wine country wedding and couldn’t wait to share. Read below for more from Sylvie and the couple’s own words about their wedding look.

 

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Real Gatherings
How to Host the Ultimate Intimate Dinner Party for Fall
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by Scout

Black candlesticks, gold etched glasses and rich jewel tone foliage created the warm and intimate ambiance of Rebecca Gallop's (you may know her as A Daily SomethingFoxfire Mountain House fall gathering. To celebrate the changing of seasons, Rebecca gathered her guests during her fall retreat, An Intentional Autumn, for a formal dinner equipped with vintage rugs and persimmons. With a mission to pursue all facets of life with intention (think gatherings, our relationships, ourselves, our homes), it's clear that Rebecca’s forte is in the details.

How does she achieve the affectionate balance of a moody, candlelit meal? Rebecca discloses all of her hospitality and design tips including why you should never iron your napkins. You may have seen wrinkled napkins splashed across the feeds of your favorite food stylists and adorning the tabletops of beautiful dinner parties everywhere - it just very well may be one of 2017's best table trends. Lucky for all of us, Rebecca is sharing the scoop on how to attain the perfectly imperfect unfussy napkin look for your upcoming holiday gatherings this season. 

 

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