A Summer Fiesta on Design*Sponge


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

25 Responses to “A Summer Fiesta on Design*Sponge”

  1. Natalie

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

  2. ElizabethY.

    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

      Hey Elizabeth

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



  3. Junia Isabel

    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”!

  4. S

    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!!

  5. Stephanie

    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 :)

  6. Jane

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

  7. Jackie

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

  8. Social Couture

    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.

  9. Amy alday

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


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