May 29, 2015

Welcome to the Weekend! Friday Link Love!

May 29, 2015

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND

Did you know that Monday marked the unofficial start of Summer? Kinda crazy, because to me it's already feeling like Summer where I'm at. Because I don't know about you, but I'm in full blown Summer state of mind over here what with my recent trip to the beach, and all my recent Summer purchases. 

No, but seriously, now. Did you know that the unofficial start of Summer actually marks the start of wedding season? Yep, let the parade of pretties continue, I say!

                                
Oh, and great news! We had a couple of new Vendor Guide Members join The Perfect Palette family this week. They are Candy Crush ShopMadeline's Weddings + EventsCheri's Vintage Table, Sew Bee It Clothier, carolyn a. events!

So much talent, you guys! Be sure to check out their portfolios!

for Vendor Guide info, click here.

Artwork by Momental Designs via Snippet and Ink

A few of my faves from the week!

    WHAT'S GOING ON THIS WEEKEND!

    The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is still in full effect! But it ends on 5/31! So you got to go quick! Be sure to swing by to see all of the deep discounts! We're talking about designer bridesmaid dresses on sale for up to 40% off!
Ends 6/2. Get 30% off sitewide at Wedding Paper Divas with code: BESTSALE30  — Shop the Sale  here

    Looking for beautiful earrings to compliment your wedding gown? Or maybe a bracelet or a gorgeous headpiece? Be sure to check out the amazing selection of accessories at BHLDN → here

Eclectic Vintage Wedding Inspiration

A chic garden party that has the perfect mix of whimsy and femininity? Yes, please! With concept, styling, and floral design by Belle Grey Events and photography by Sarah Harper Photography, I'm instantly inspired by this colorful fête. 

From the designer, "While I am drawn to all things dainty, we wanted to do a bit of a rustic themed shoot. We also liked the idea of having a retro styled model to play the host. We wanted to capture strong image content and colorful, airy images."

"The shoot concept was designed around a fabulously rustic space I stumbled across during my early morning walk. Situated in the heart of Laurel, Maryland, snuggled in beautiful surroundings— The Community of Christ Church— a perfect location full of character and imagination for a styled shoot. We fell in love with the pine tree in the center of the yard and all the natural elements in outdoor space."

Eclectic Meets Vintage Wedding Inspiration - www.theperfectpalette.com - Belle Grey Events, Sarah Harper Photography
Eclectic Meets Vintage Wedding Inspiration - www.theperfectpalette.com - Belle Grey Events, Sarah Harper Photography
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Eclectic Meets Vintage Wedding Inspiration - www.theperfectpalette.com - Belle Grey Events, Sarah Harper Photography

More from the designer, "During this styled photoshoot vintage china was used alongside a beautiful vintage tea set which featured a beautiful fuchsia and purple floral print. Everything was kept in shades of fuchsia, turquoise and purple."

"I also used glass dessert bowls as succulent plant vases. Then I spray painted the vases, plates, and horse figurines to give it the captivating finish. The colorful floral arrangements that were used during the shoot were custom designed. Prior to the shoot there were hours of thrift store shopping for decorations."

Goodness! Where do I start? I love the little golden figurines that were displayed on each place setting. And what's not to love about this mix of eclectic and vintage styling? Definitely a bit edgy. Not to mention fun and fabulous!

Oh, and can we all just talk about these cakes? Flavor Cupcakery whipped up the most beautiful assortment of cakes and french macarons for the creative dessert table. Much love to the amazing vendors who brought this vision to life and especially the talented Sarah Harper Photography for capturing it all.

Design + Coordination: Tiffane Golson of Belle Grey Events // Styling, Props and Floral Design: Belle Grey Events // Photography: Sarah Harper Photography // Venue: Community of Christ Church // Cake: Flavor Cupcakery // Rentals: Vintage Affairs //  Hair: Justina Samaiye // Wardrobe Stylist: Smoking Zippers // Model: Nadia Tulin

May 28, 2015

Currently Crushing On: Pink Flamingos!

May 28, 2015
So  I thought it might be fun to start sharing the things that I'm currently crushing on. For instance, things that might fall outside the realm of weddings, and parties! Because it never seems to fail, you guys! 

Every few months, I start sort of obsessing over something new. Last month it was polka dots on everything, and this month? Well, this month it's flamingos! I know, I'm a total dork. But is anyone else with me on this? Or am I the only one?

Flamingos are just so fun. And especially fun for Summer! Flamingo print bathing suits! Flamingos on your beach totes! Flamingo flip flops? Need I say more? See my flamingos faves below!

Currently Crushing On: Pink Flamingos! www.theperfectpalette.com - Flamingo Favorites!
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Currently Crushing On: Pink Flamingos! www.theperfectpalette.com - Flamingo Favorites!

Pink and Black Wedding Ideas with The Bride Link

It was such an honor to design this color board for The Perfect Palette, the ultimate color inspiration guide! I have followed The Perfect Palette for years and know Chrissy loves elegant, and feminine inspiration, so today's board is just that.

Pink and black combines everything girly with everything classic. It's bold, but still perfectly graceful. I design a color palette on The Bride Link every Tuesday, so make sure to visit for more color ideas!

Pink and Black Wedding Ideas with The Bride Link - www.theperfectpalette.com - Color Ideas for Weddings + Parties!
Flowers by Ashley Beyer, Photos by Anna Peters via Burnett's Boards | Rings: Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher Photography via Style Me Pretty | Place Setting: Photo by Lani Elias via Burnett's Boards | Boutonnieres: Photo by Hudson Nichols Photography via 100 Layer Cake | Stationery: by Cass Deller Design, Photo by Milton Photography via Ruffled | Floral Chandelier: by Noonan’s Wine Country Designs, Photo by Mirelle Carmichael via Green Wedding Shoes | Shoes: Photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

May 27, 2015

Wedding Wardrobe: Bridesmaid Looks from Dress for the Wedding!

May 27, 2015
It's no secret that Chrissy's color palettes here on The Perfect Palette are the ideal source for inspiration when deciding on colors for your wedding or event, but did you realize they make for great outfit inspiration as well?

On my blog, Dress for the Wedding, I create style collages to help brides, grooms, mothers and the wedding party, discover attire based on wedding theme or color scheme. When I'm trying to find inspiration, I very often discover a brilliant a color pairing on The Perfect Palette that gets me excited to try a new combination. Chrissy was kind enough to invite me to guest post today, so I'm sharing with you some of my favorite palettes she's designed, and I've created some outfit collages inspired by those colors!


If you've seen her great picks in The Perfect Palette Shop, you know that Chrissy has a love of fashion and an eye for great dresses and accessories. We share a love of Kate Spade, stripes, pastels, and really any dress with pretty details! I tried to select some looks here that I know we both would probably love to wear, and we think our readers will too! 

The preppy combination of Navy Blue and Pink is a favorite of mine, and this palette is practically iconic on Pinterest! If you haven't pinned this combination, you should! The original collage already includes some great ties and dresses for bridesmaids, and I wanted to also interpret it into a full outfit your bridesmaids could wear to get a wearable pink and navy blue look. I've also added a tie for the groomsmen, and an invitation to get the party (and palette) started!

Wedding Wardrobe: Fashion Ideas from Dress for the Wedding! www.theperfectpalette.com - Styled by Color!

Dress: Jenny Yoo 'Riley' Convertible Chiffon Dress // Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Carryover' Earrings // Bracelet: Charlotte Bracelet in Navy by Fornash // Tie: Brooks Brothers #4 Repp Tie in Pink and Navy // Clutch: Clare Vivier Dotted Clutch in Navy and Rose Gold // Invitation: Botanical Wreath Invitation from Minted

This Blush Beauty is a delicate and a time-honored palette choice for a romantic wedding. For me, a blush bridesmaid gown gives this same feeling -- a mixture of elegance and dreamy ease, and a classic style your friends will love wearing. I've added some crystal drusy earrings and a bracelet for a modern, mystical style! You won't regret picking these timeless, soft colors for your wedding party. Your wedding pictures will still be lovely 50 years later!

Wedding Wardrobe: Fashion Ideas from Dress for the Wedding! www.theperfectpalette.com - Styled by Color!


Pink Loves Green is another preppy and spring-like color pairing that always makes me think of a bridal shower! This outfit could also be a wedding guest look, or a fun bright style to wear to your engagement party. You can choose blush and mint if you want a subtle version of this, but I went for some punchy color with neon pink and mix of mint and bright green! A statement necklace and contrasting green accessories give this whole style lots of colorful appeal!

Wedding Wardrobe: Fashion Ideas from Dress for the Wedding! www.theperfectpalette.com - Styled by Color!
Dress: Willow Kelly Dress by Pink Tartan at Rent the Runway // Earrings: Kate Spade New York Square Studs in Beryl Green from Shopbop // Necklace: Slate and Willow 'Lobby' Necklace at Rent the Runway // Clutch: Daves Clutch in Medium Green from Aldo // Invitation: Pressed Flowers Bridal Shower Invitation from Minted // Bracelet: Gold Record Bracelet from Slate and Willow at Rent the Runway

If you've been inspired by these color parings, you can shop these looks right from the post and get these styles for your wedding. And the next time you're staring blankly into your closet, trying to figure out what to wear just check out The Perfect Palette instead, for some colorful new ways to mix up your wardrobe!

I hope this post has given you some ideas for how to bring these beautiful palettes into your own wedding wardrobe. I enjoyed getting to spend some time over here on The Perfect Palette - it’s always so colorful and pretty here! Thanks for having me guest post!

Summer Travels + Guest Bloggers!

Hi guys! Just popping in to let you know that I've invited some of my good friends over to share some ideas while I'm away on vacation! Speaking of vacation, be sure to follow along with travels on Instagram! I've already been here at the beach for about a week and I can't tell you how nice it is to relax, soak up some vitamin D, and enjoy some quality family time!

But not to fret, I have a lovely lineup of guest bloggers, and lots of beautiful features to share. So stay tuned, lovelies. Because there's lots of colorful inspiration coming your way!

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