CELEBRATING THE HUNTING SEASON WITH AN AFTER PARTY THAT BRINGS ELEGANCE INTO THE FIELD.
Cooler weather offers the perfect opportunity to plan gatherings in the countryside. This hostess chose to embrace one of her husband’s favorite pastimes and planned a hunting party at the Mount Ida Reserve. With its rolling pastures and 5,000 private acres, the Reserve provides the perfect setting for an afternoon of shooting clay pigeons and celebrating the fall weather. Keeping the décor and set-up simple allows the event’s focus to be around the company and the sport. White linens on a quaint farm table keep the atmosphere from being too rustic, adding a touch of elegance to the outdoor setting. This stylish and trim table spread of bread, cheese and wild florals was simple and only enhanced the already stunning mountain views surrounding the property. An overflowing floral arrangement with fresh natural greenery and a mixture of colorful flowers, like the red, purple and yellow wild flowers featured to the right, compliment the setting. The use of wooden bowls and boards add a texture
WORDS BY MADISON STANLEY PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACHEL MAY 62
Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Fall 2016