My new “Beyond the Big Day” column is up on Design*Sponge! Together with Ashley of The Flashdance and Jesse of Our Labor of Love, we created a fun and easy DIY summer fiesta at the incredibly beautiful new event space here in Atlanta called Summerour. Although we created the shoot around the idea of a dinner party, the tissue paper decor and DIY projects can easily be carried over into a bridal shower or wedding. How charming would it be to have lots of tissue paper banners strung above your ceremony?! Click here to see all the festive images…







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Event Design & Styling: Ashley Meaders of The Flashdance

Photography: Jesse Chamberlin of Our Labor of Love

Venue: Summerour


Comments (25)

Rock Paper Scissors Events | Reply

This turned out SO well! I love it. Definitely some great ideas to use at a wedding as well.

Natalie | Reply

Summerour! The site of our rehearsal dinner! So excited to see such beautiful styling of such a cool place.

Jillian | Reply

These look like so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration ladies I’m ready for a fiesta!!!! | Reply

Amazing! I want to be at this party! Great job!

ElizabethY. | Reply

Very festive! I really love the white plates you used in the table setting. Will you share where they are from? I see something similar at Pier1, but it doesn’t look to be the same pattern. Thanks!

emily | Reply

Hey Elizabeth

They are from Anthropologie and a couple years old, so I’m not quite sure if they are still selling them.



Junia Isabel | Reply

ador ador adorable! this is making me too happy for Summer and is the best inspiration i’ve seen to get me planning a little Summer get together for my friends. the photos for this shoot totally caught my attention and reflect the perfect mood for this kind of “summer fiesta”!

Lauren | Reply

I LOVE these colors, so serene but still so fun!

lydia {ever ours} | Reply

this is so fun! i love the green!

S | Reply

I love how the tissue paper was used in a unique way with the fringe instead of typical poms! I might have to use this as inspiration for my rehearsal dinner. Thanks so much!!

Stephanie | Reply

I drive by that place all the time (on the way to my belly dance classes practically across the street) and I always think how pretty it is and how it would make an awesome event space! I’m so excited to find out it is! Remembering it for the future :)

JG | Reply

Any idea where the stir sticks are from?

amanda@100layercake | Reply

This is so fun, Emily! I must plan a little summer fiesta of my own now..

ashley | Reply

the drink stirrers are bamboo skewers with the tissue paper fringe super glued to the top

Jane | Reply

Can anyone tell me where her dress is from? It is so simple and graceful!

Katie | Reply

This is really cute! You could so do this for a fun summer party too!

Jackie | Reply

I love all the details! The colors are perfect and you are certainly rocking it in those white wayfarers ;)

Abby Larson | Reply

Ahhh! SO pretty!!! | Reply

ahh that green! it is to die for. perfect perfect wedding color.

Social Couture | Reply

WOW! I can’t believe that I am just now finding your blog…the images and events are stunning! I think I am going to be coming back here for inspiration for future parties. I can’t wait to share your blog with our fans. XOXO!! Thanks for sharing.

Phoebe | Reply

Gorgeously soft color palette! Love it!

Amy alday | Reply

Is there anyway to find out what color tissue paper was used for the fringe? Such a beautiful, soft color palate for a fiesta!

kelly | Reply

heyyy! those invites are fantastic. is there a way to find out how they were made? thanks so much!

Mary McLeod | Reply

Hi Kelly,
This post is from quite a few years ago, but you may be able to glean a little more knowledge about our process here: