Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pretty Ice-Cream

I went to a lovely wedding Saturday afternoon. Don't even get me started on how much I love weddings. Or how I cry at every single one. I love Love. 

This particular wedding had an ice-cream reception. Is that the best idea or what? And they still had cake. I know. Paradise.

Anyway, I got permission from the bride (and faithful reader, Kindel) to share her fab reception ideas. Not only did she come up with the idea to serve ice-cream as a MEAL (genius!), she mistreated the boxes in which she housed the ice-cream!

Instead of just lining up a bunch of bulk ice-cream tubs, she gingerly placed the tubs inside these lovely chocolate brown boxes...that she made.

She simply put together plywood boxes, wrapped them in fabric (which she hot-glued into place), stuffed a bit of light blue tulle in between the box and tub, tied satin ribbon around each box, and finished it off with an elegant label. 

How beautiful and classy is this?

And look...the boxes match her bridesmaids' dresses!

{I see a new wedding trend: Bridesmaids carrying ice-cream down the aisle in lieu of flowers. It's cheap, delicious, and what sentimental girl hasn't wept into a container of chocolate-chip-cookie-dough at one time or another?}

We feasted on Mackinack Island Fudge, Strawberry, Peanut Butter Cup and a wonderful array of sure-to-please flavors. You could use this idea for graduation parties, showers, birthdays...

Blondie thought an ice-cream reception was the best idea ever. 

So there you have it. Mistreated ice-cream boxes. It just goes to show that there's more to mistreat than windows.

Honestly, I never thought fabric and hot-glue needed any help. You can practically save the world with those two. But then I met fabric, hot-glue and ice-cream. 

A beautifully delicious trifecta.


  1. Tulle is a game-changer. Introduce pale blue tulle to any situation and you make it better!

    What a fun idea and amazing presentation!

  2. Oh my - what a fabulous idea. People get tired of the same old wedding cake. This is such fun and beautiful at the same time. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. I can think of a couple of weddings I've been in that would have been much improved if I'd had a huge waffle cone to hold instead of flowers.

  4. Thanks so much for the beautiful blog post!

    But...I simply must comment to confess that all of this was not only my idea. The ice cream reception was born out of a collaboration between me and the groom. The credit for the box-covered-in-fabric idea all goes to my ingenious mother. The construction was a team effort by my dad, my mom, my grandmother, and myself. Really, the only thing I can take credit for is the hot glue and the bow.

    I come from a long line of innovators. :) It's wonderful!

    Thanks again for the wonderful compliments! I'm so glad you and Blondie were able to come! Hope to see you again soon!

  5. Beautiful cake! I think I'd be in heaven at a reception like that...don't know about my husband though--he'd want to know where the shrimp are. ;)

  6. How cool is that!! Thanks for taking pics and sharing your friends incredible creativity.

  7. Beautiful! I love the cake and the boxes!

  8. I love this post...I don't know what else to say!


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