Bridesmaid Proposal: Pearls & Peonies

Bridesmaid Proposal by ohmyomiyage

Hello all!  Apologies for my lack of posts recently, but I come bearing exciting news.  My brother and his fiance have set a wedding date next year at the beautiful Summerour Studios in Midtown, Atlanta.  She is already family in my eyes, but we get to plan a party!  And to make things even sweeter, my future sister-in-law asked me to be Maid of Honor.  It came as a complete surprise and a true honor!

We already have big ideas for the wedding.  She’s a graphic designer so you know it’ll be spectacular.  First things first though, we had to gather her girls together for a bridesmaid proposal.

She was so sweet to buy all of us these gorgeous pearl earrings and rings for the proposal.  With a little bit of moss, some gold bows (sewn by my mom), and fluffy pink peonies, it was the perfect mix of DIY glam.  Here’s a shot of the bride to be!

Bridesmaid Proposal by ohmyomiyage

Bridesmaid Proposal by ohmyomiyage

Can’t wait to plan a wedding with this girl.  How did you propose to your bridesmaids?

Southern Hospitality Dinner Party

Southern Hospitality Dinner Party by oh my omiyage

This past weekend, we had special guests at our place for a meet and greet.  Growing up in the south, I love “Southern Hospitality” and everything it stands for – kindness, friendliness, and that comfortable, homey feeling that you only get around people who really make you feel welcome.  I stand by this whenever I throw a party, but this time, I made it the theme.

Kraft paper tablescape

For me, southern hospitality is thoughtful and put together but just enough so that the ‘feel’ is still relaxed.  Going with this easy-going theme, I used kraft paper ‘tablecloth’ with drawn-on chargers and just a few colorful blooms.

Southern Comfort Food

Our menu for the night was filled with the classic southern comfort foods – mac & cheese, BBQ ribs, creamed corn, and brussel sprouts.  I have some yummy new recipes to share with you guys!

Kraft Paper Tablescape with Rustic Bread

I used some chalkboard paper to make these simple place cards, and wrapped the baguette with a little bow.

Chalkboard Paper Place Cards

Votives transformed the simple kraft paper into a warm and rustic table perfect for an outdoor wedding, housewarming, or grown up baby shower.  Everything looks beautiful under candlelight!

Dream Offices: Drew Barrymore

It’s been a few years since I first spotted Drew Barrymore’s offices in Domino.  Even though she’s probably redecorated since then, I haven’t been able to get the impeccable styling out of my mind.  I constantly go back to it thinking how effortlessly chic and homey the office is with the perfect mix of vintage and modern, and how each personality shines through so fabulously.

Most of all, I love their use of bold colors mixed with lighter tones and neutrals.

This photo board just makes me think of all the creativity that goes on there!

And of course who doesn’t like chandeliers and those vintage accents?  The colors are just fabulous.  I wish I could work in an office like this!  It just screams creativity, teamwork, and happy vibes!