Pumpkins, a Fall Wedding and Apple Cider Doughnuts

It was a glorious weekend in the Shenendoah Valley! The leaves are full of color, their is a crispness to the air, and the fall festivities are in full swing! We had a big fall weekend, soaking up every ounce of daylight we could. On Saturday we celebrated the wedding of our good friends Meredith and Stu at Mulberry Hill. It was a picture-perfect day for a fall wedding, and not a single detail was left un-noticed. Beautiful flowers, gorgeous China, scrumptious food and a sweet ceremony to top it off.
Pre-ceremony cocktails with the girls.

Dinner with the hubs.

Sunday we headed to Crozet for lunch at Crozet Pizza and pumpkin picking! The last few years we have braved the crowds at Carter Mountain, and this year we just decided that it wasn't worth the hour drive in inch-bug traffic up the mountain to eat some doughnuts and call it a day. This year we decided to try Chiles Peach Orchard and it was awesome! Low-key, just the right amount of busy... Pick-your-own pumpkins, cute places to snag pics, apple cider and doughnuts. Yum! Just few pics from our Sunday adventure.

Of course no pumpkin picking is complete without apple cider doughnuts. Maybe this is a Virginia thing, or a new thing {I haven't been here long enough to know}, but these doughnuts are a tradition when it comes to orchard outings. They are hot and delicious and covered in cinnamon and sugar!

We did bring home a half-dozen for ourselves, but I thought it would be fun to try them at home too. Below are a few recipes that come close. 

...or for a popable version.

Happy Monday!

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