{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

1. Found via: Style Me Pretty, Photography: Ken Kienow

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

2. Found via Style Me Pretty, Photography by: Carmen Santorelli, Floral and styling by: Juli Vaughn Design

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

3. Found via: Rue Mag, Photography: Paper Antler, Stylist: Confetti Pop

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

4. Found via: Style Me Pretty

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

5. Found via: Ruffled Blog, Photography: Park Road Photography by Sarah Elle, Styling: Taylor Perkins of Alisa Lewis Event Design 

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

6. Found via: Ruffled Blog, Photography: Matthew Morgan, Cake by Cinderella Cakes

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

7. Found via: Style Me Pretty, Photography: Kristyn Hogan, Event design and floral design: Cedarwood Weddings

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

8. Photography: A Bryan Photo (I highly recommend checking out the full post to see Abigail and Tim’s entire wedding, it’s beyond adorable!)

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

9. Photography: Jose Villa, Styling: Cortney of Canvas and Canopy, Floral: Meg of La Partie Events

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration

10. Found via: Style Me Pretty, Photography: Green Apple Photography, Floral Design: Honey of A Thousand Flowers

A true romantic at heart, I love looking at wedding reception photos.

I find so many inspiring and creative ideas, not just for weddings but for styling tables, creating centerpieces, throwing parties, festive decorating, and fun celebrations! And now I’m completely smitten by that red barn.

If you want to get all sappy and teary-eyed, go watch one of these romantic wedding videos over at Paperback Weddings. Or join me in watching one of my favorite movies of all time. Father of the Bride with Steve Martin!

{Romance Week} Romantic Wedding Reception Inspiration.

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Did you know yesterday was National Ice Cream Day? Well no worries if you missed it, you are in luck because it is also National Ice Cream Month so you can still celebrate! Not that we need to look for an excuse to eat ice cream, but at our house we celebrated the occasion by setting up a backyard ice cream party!

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Today’s giveaway post is sponsored by Skinny Cow,
but the party ideas are all by The Inspired Room. 

Do you enjoy hosting parties? My girls and I had so much fun pulling together everything we needed for a backyard ice cream party. You might remember I am working with Skinny Cow to inspire women to create a ‘WoCavé’ this summer. A WoCavé is a special space for women to kick off our heels for a fun get together with girlfriends. I hope you enjoy our perfectly charming backyard WoCavé all set up for an ice cream party!

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

A year or so ago we found this old spool table on the side of the road and dragged it home in the ol’ mom-mobile, AKA the mini van. I don’t have the mini van anymore (yay) but I do miss it when I find stuff like this I want to haul home. The spool has been sitting outside ever since we brought it home, so we decided it was high time we put it to good use. It was the perfect table for our party! I love finding unexpected items to repurpose. And free is always the right price!

And that sweet little teak tea cart? I found it about a week ago at my favorite flea market (Flea Market Chics) and was exactly what we were looking for to use as a drink cart for our party. Score again! I thought both of these unique serving tables would be so cute for a casual backyard wedding shower or birthday party too!

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

My favorite party style is “bar style” where people can pick out their own ingredients. We found lots of cute bowls at Target for all of our candy, nut and fruit toppings and the “soda” crate, syrup pourers and chalkboard labels on sale at World Market.

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Washi tape made the perfect removable labels for the ice cream syrups.

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

These little lidded jars were perfect for serving the pre-scooped ice cream (no need for messy melting ice cream scooping!). Both the jars and the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches can stay cool in the ice bucket!

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}

Even Lily got to come out and enjoy the party cause she is a girl too!

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Backyard Ice Cream Party {Summer Fun}
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