photo by Mary Field’s Photography

When I need inspiration… it is easy to find! Pinterest is a non stop source of all things inspiring!

This spring my son Christopher will marry his college best friend, turned girlfriend, now fiance’…Abigail. They are so perfect for each other. I know this is said often of a couple, but this is the M-O-T-H-E-R who is saying it… and the young engaged man is her B-A-B-Y!!!!! They really are a special couple!
We couldn’t be happier! The wedding and reception will take place in Florida… and we will have another reception for the newlyweds here. Here as in “StoneGable” here. YIKES!

Christopher wants the reception to be at “home”. He could not imagine a reception being anywhere else. It pleases my heart that he has such a deep love for StoneGable. 
An early summer reception means lots of gathering ideas and inspiration to give them the CASUAL COUNTRY reception they are dreaming about!
Thank goodness for pinterest!

Here are some pins that would work well for Christopher and Abigail’s Casual Country reception…

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  1. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    Congratulations for your son’s engagement and upcoming wedding.
    reception at ‘Home’ such a perfect and intimate.
    I believed Stone Gable is a beautiful place.
    Happy for the new couple
    have a good week

  2. says

    Congratulations – this is such a special time for your family. I am sure that your reception with be “awe inspiring”. Can’t wait to see the pictures from such a talented lady as you! Susan at Romancing the Home

  3. says

    You can tell they are happy from their pictures – which are gorgeous!! I don’t remember how to do things without Pintrest. Is that bad?! I love all of your ideas! Can’t wait to see the final product!

  4. says

    What wonderful news, Yvonne! I can tell how happy they are just from their photographs. What a lovely piece of news you have for us today. Inspirational it is, my friend. I know what a wonderful time you will have planning the parties and festivities. Congratulations to them. xx’s

  5. Anonymous says

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful blog .I always find beautiful ideas and inspiration each time i check in .I too love Pinterest and Houzz and some of the other blogs with similar style . But there is a also a wonderful magazine not much heard of and it’s called ” Life Beautiful “.It is a Christian publication full of charm and wonderful articles , but they go one step further and include entertaining ,cooking ,decorating and holiday inspiration ,all including a sweet christian message .Superbly done with great detail , no typical adds , but great reviews on books and music also . I highly recommend the subcription, I have never seen it on the market .Check out their website for more detail. You’ll be pleased .

  6. says

    StoneGable is the most wonderful and best place for your son’s wedding reception. You are brimming with ideas yourself Yvonne. I run into pins from your site all the time.

  7. says

    Your son and his fiancee look so natural and happy together and clearly in love. Your undertaking to host their wedding is an inspiration to me as I know that your energy and creative spirit will produce a superb event. Warm wishes.

  8. says

    I had seen your wedding board on Pinterest and wondered if you were having a reception at Stonegable!!!! WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me know if I can help with anything. It will be perfect, I know. They are a BEAUTIFUL couple. A Florida wedding sounds like fun too. XO, Pinky

  9. says

    What fun you are going to have, primping & planning for the big party at your lovely home! I’m seeing lots of yellow…is that her chosen color? If so, how pretty! If not, well, use it for a different event. I love it!!

    They are a beautiful couple & I can see the love in their eyes for each other. Many, many Blessings on them!!


  10. says

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I know it is going to be lovely, fun and perfect country wedding reception in Lancaster Co. What a beautiful place to live! They are both very lucky to have you, Yvonne.

  11. says

    Yvonne, Congratulations to the beautiful couple on their engagement. How thrilled you must be planning the reception. Your ideas are all beautiful and I’m sure you will add your own creations. I will certainly look forward to seeing photos of Stonegabel dressed for the reception!

    The French Hutch

  12. says

    I know you are going to have a ball planning your baby’s reception. One of my niece’s is getting married in May and so many of the pictures here fit in her shabby chic theme. Have fun!

  13. says

    It is going to be a wonderful event! How marvelleous to plan a wedding…My best friend was married in my house, it was an amazing beautiful event. Last year , I planned my assistant wedding and loved doing so.. Enjoy

  14. says

    What fun you all are going to have! I love country style weddings and receptions! Looks like you are getting some great ideas too! Congratulations! You are not loosing a son but gaining a daughter! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  15. says

    Congratulations! Sounds like they are perfect for each other.. especially if Mom thinks so! I know that your are going to have a blast preparing for your reception for them. xo marlis

  16. says

    Awesome! These images are wonderful and I can only imagine what you will do! Would love to be a little mouse, well, maybe a fly, and see all the pretties! I know it will be scrumptious! Can’t wait to see the photos! Blessings on it all! 😀

  17. says

    It’s Prince William!

    Whatever you do I know it will be wonderful. We had the whole thing overlooking the lake 3 years ago when my daughter go married. Made just as many amazing memories for me as it did for her.


  18. says

    How exciting! Sounds like a wonderful event!
    Now I have 112 pretty white Pflatzgraff dishes, brand new! You are welcome to use them!
    Even if it is causal and outdoors, it is always nice to have real plates and utensils.
    Too bad we don’t live closer, I have so many things from my catering days that would come in handy.

    When my son got married, we had the day after festivities planned for here, but we had torrential rain the whole weekend, ruined all my grand plans. God does not change the weather for us, lol.

  19. says

    Wow, what fun and beautiful inspiration! When my daughter got engaged we found no shortage of inspiration on wedding sites (Style Me Pretty, etc) and magazines, but it’s also how I first discovered Pinterest! The REAL challenge is making CHOICES from all the fabulous inspiration! Your son and fiance are a gorgeous young couple and I know you will make a beautiful reception to celebrate their new life together! All the best to your family!

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

  20. says

    How exciting! It’s going to be beautiful! We did my oldest daughter’s wedding ourselves in the alumni house at my college and it was amazing. It was also before we found Pinterest, thank goodness or we really would have gone nuts!
    Marty@Marty’s Musings

  21. says

    So excited for you and your family- it will be a beautiful reception. You might like to look at Alda Ellis’ pinterest boards-she does beautiful outdoor weddings.

  22. says

    How exciting!!!
    Looks as if you’re on your way with inspirational photos at hand
    combined with the love of your family!!!
    This day will be blessed, I can feel it, dear friend!
    For me, inspiration comes from a variety of sources…
    Blogs, interior designers, fabrics, magazines, photos and music!!!
    Keep us updated on the happenings of the festivities surrounding all the preparation for this upcoming event in the lives of those who reside within StoneGable!!!

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