Sunday, July 6, 2014

Northwest Wedding Reception Part 1: Cottage, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Candy Station, and S'mores!

We were so blessed to have our reception in my friends' gardens. It was a perfect Northwest summer solstice day, with the highs in the upper 70's. 
The gardener built this pretty little cottage and it added to the charming setting for our celebration of Michael and Shavonne's new family.

 I had done a candy station for Sherry's Senior Recital and Party, and it was quite well received, so we revived the idea for the reception. You will note the dark pink candy doesn't quite go with the theme--those are ring pops! I scoured out all the blue and yellow candies I could for five months. 
Loved these cute decorations in the trees to enhance the candy station's setting! 
My dear friend lighting the candles for the koi ponds so I didn't mess up my dress. I have wonderful friends who did the work so I could enjoy our party.
The floating candles were so cute, although they had more impact later in the evening.

We decided to do another ice cream sundae bar like we'd had for our wedding luncheon in Utah. It was so well received and really refreshing in the summertime. Of course we had local Northwest berries! 

I made all the little chalkboard tags, really handy way to let your guests know what everything is for a buffet style meal or dessert table. 
You can tell that we are a family of sweet tooths. The garden has a fire pit, so of course we had to offer s'mores!  Spencer managed the fire with help from cousins Logan and Nathan. Our guests really enjoyed the sweet treats fresh from the fire!

Premade s'mores packets with wedding color ribbon


  1. So lovely! Aren't friends the best to share our highs and our lows!

  2. The wedding, the couple, their outfits and Ice Cream Sundae Bar, everything is just so enchanting. So pleased to have a look at these wedding day photos. Keep sharing such posts here. Our wedding party was in last week. We had a stunning Oscar inspired reception at one of the indoor Venues in NYC. It came out to be super enjoyable.


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