September 16, 2014

Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn

September 16, 2014
I couldn't be more in love with this wedding inspiration shoot from Michelle Leo Events  and  Amy Lashelle Photography! Believe me, this is the kind of shoot that will have you wanting to plan a trip to the mountains this season.

But it's not what you'd expect. You won't see bright, bold colors in the design. Instead, Michelle Leo Events has put together a palette filled with calming colors like these soft blue and brown shades. But that's not to say that there aren't beautiful Autumn colors featured in this shoot! Fiery yellows and and oranges can be seen in the changing leaves and they provide the perfect contrast to this softer scheme.

From the Designer, "I wanted to take advantage of the open country this place has to offer, the bright and vibrant colors of Fall that engulf the space, and the coziness of it all. That being said, I didn’t want to design a traditional “Fall Harvest” looking tablescape. I wanted to provide a softer color palette that wouldn’t compete with the landscape’s vivid colors."

Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography 
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography 
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography
Styled Shoot: Pretty Paisley for Autumn - www.theperfectpalette.com - Michelle Leo Events, Amy Lashelle Photography

More from the designer, "I also wanted to infuse the comforts of home throughout the design. From chunky wooden candlesticks to simple plates and rustic flatware, I wanted this look demonstrate style and comfort. Overall, I wanted to provide brides with some cozy Fall inspiration that was a bit different from the traditional Fall colors."

The use of paisley’s can be seen throughout this design as well. You'll see it pop up in the table runners, the paper good products, and the decorative fondant lace on the cake. So creative, if you ask me. In addition to the table setting, I can't go without mentioning these cozy treats. We all know that warm drinks are a must on those crisp Fall days, so I love how Michelle incorporated hot cocoa complete with chunky mugs, whip cream and cinnamon sticks! 

Michelle didn't stop there though! Yogurt covered almonds, anyone? Yes, please. I don't mind if I do! Big hugs to everyone who made this shoot come to life! It's a great example of using non-traditional colors for the season. And I'm really blown away by the finished look!

Event Design and Styling: Michelle Leo Events // Photographer: Amy Lashelle Photography // Venue: Silver Moose Ranch // Flowers: Five Penny Floral // Makeup: Kristen Packard // Cake: Cake-a-licious // Gown: A Bride Beautiful // Stationery: Freshly Minted Invitations  // Prop or Furniture Rentals: Diamond Rental // Hair: Denise Christensen

September 15, 2014

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - The Ultimate Guide

September 15, 2014
Confession time. Okay, so I must have changed my wedding palette at least 10 times when I was planning my wedding. And who could blame me? With irresistibly pretty palettes around every corner, it's no wonder that so many couples have trouble narrowing it down. Am I right? Believe me, I considered all kinds of colors! From the bright and bold to the light and airy...And guess what? I fell in love with far too many color palettes along the way. It's too bad we couldn't have used them all! 

Still on the hunt for the perfect palette? Here’s a look at 18 of my favorites for Fall! Yeah, it was supposed to be a top 10 list, but I sort of got carried away. And I'm hoping you can see why!

1. A Lavender Palette: Looking for an ultra pretty color palette that's full of possibilities? Why not consider this beauty of a palette? Works perfectly for Fall and it's so easy to pull together! Just combine your favorite shades of lavender to create this effortlessly romantic look.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

2. Peach + Green: Absolutely exquisite. That's the thought that comes to mind when I see these made-for-each-other shades! Peach looks so nice with these soft sage shades. And surprisingly, it works great for Fall too. I think a lot of times we get hung up on the idea that softer shades need to reserved for Spring or Summer. But that's totally untrue.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

3. Cranberry, Brown + Dusty Blue: Unwilling to settle for the ordinary? Why not opt for something extraordinary! Like this unexpected combination of cranberry, brown and dusty blue. It's color palettes like this that make my heart skip a beat!

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

4. Cranberry and Orange Tones: What happens when shades of cranberry get mixed with these fabulous citrus shades? All kinds of unexpected prettiness. That's what! It's a mix that definitely on the more traditional side for Fall, but it's one that is will never go out of style. 

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

5. Shades of Emerald + Ivory: If you're a green girl at heart, then you're going to love this palette which combines emerald and ivory. Elegant, romantic, and all kinds of gorgeous, this shade of green really is an amazing one. And definitely fits nicely for the season.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

6. Burnt Orange + Dusty Blue: Hello, perfect palette. Orange and dusty blue? Anyone ever consider pairing these colors together? I can't say that I have paired these too often and yet, I have to wonder why. Because look how nicely they work together? Especially when used with this vintage meets rustic type of styling.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

7. Berry Tones + Muted Hues: Berry tones will always have a place in my heart. And I'm hoping you can see why. From cranberry to raspberry and everything in between, I'm really liking this combination here lately. Throw in some muted tones, a bit of blackberry and some peach and you'll have a palette that's nothing short of photo-worthy.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

8. Berry Tones: Vibrant, colorful, and absolutely eye-catching, I have long loved the idea of combining warm colors like these. Pinks and purples are perfect for setting the scene for romance. And it's easy to see why.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

9. A Neutral Palette: A natural softness makes this neutral color palette of beautiful beige tones look cozy and approachable. So easy to pull together and what a beautiful look it is! I like the idea of adding little pinches of silver throughout.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

10. Orange + Ivory: I was a Fall bride myself, and even though I fell in love with so many Fall palettes, I couldn't resist my love for this Autumnal hue. Burnt orange pairs with ivory so nicely. Wouldn't you agree? It's a rich and rustic look that will never grow old for me.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource


11. A Neutral Palette: What happens when shades of brown get mixed with charcoal gray and a bit of navy blue and ivory? All kinds of unexpected prettiness. That's what! It's a mix you don't see everyday and I really wish we would! I'm loving how rustic and rich it feels.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

12. Burnt Orange + Neutral Tones: Looking to strike a balance between those bright and muted tones? Why not combine colors like this? This red-orange color looks amazing when paired with this almost-gray color. Wouldn't you agree? Plus you get the best of both worlds.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

13. Shade of Blue, Ivory + Gold: If you're a blue lover, then this one is for you! I really love the idea of mixing deep blue tones with shimmery metallic shades like gold. Throw in a bit of romantic ivory and you'll have yourself a palette that's romance-ready!

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

14. Berry Tones: What's elegant and romantic and gorgeous all over? This mix of pink and lavender surely is. I suggest incorporating a touch of gold to up the elegance factor! 

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

15. Shades of Yellow + Green: If you're into earthy, color palettes that are mostly inspired from nature, then you might want to considered a vibrant palette like this one which combines sunshine-filled yellows and gorgeous greens.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

16. Green, Blue + Ivory: Clean, crisp and totally perfect for a preppy affair, this palette of green and blue has a really fun and playful vibe that I just can't get enough of! And those stripes? Yep, I'm in love.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

17. Cranberry, Green + Ivory: Soft, natural, and absolutely romantic, I'm loving this combination which mixes cranberry, green, and ivory. It's done in such a way that's really natural and completely effortless. And for that reason alone, I'm in love.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

18. Shades of Gold, Yellow + Ivory:
I have long been a golden girl myself. And I'm thinking I might not be alone? Gold is a great color to use for weddings and parties. And there's plenty of pretty examples out there to prove it. I love this rustic example which mixes shades of yellow with gold and white. I think the setting is perfectly chic and definitely fitting for Fall.

18 Fall Wedding Color Palettes - www.theperfectpalette.com - The Ultimate Wedding Color Resource

So there you have it! 18 of my favorite wedding color palettes for Fall! Did you find any old favorites? Or maybe a new palette is catching your eye?

I'll be honest, I'm having a tough time picking a favorite! Still on the hunt for your perfect color palette? Well, if you're looking for a few more color ideas, be sure to head over to the color palette gallery where you're sure to find more wedding color ideas than you could ever need!

1. Design by Peony and Plum Photo by This Modern Romance Dresses by Jenny Yoo 2. Styling + Design by PEONYStudio Florals by Marina Shetyapina Photo by Anastasiya Belik via Burnett's Boards 3. Melanie Duerkopp Photography Creative Direction, Styling + Florals by Amanda O'Shannessy Creative via Green Wedding Shoes 4. Florals by Merit and Vine  Sami Jo Photography Styling by Peter Loves Jane 5. Robyn Van Dyke Photography Florals by The Farmer's Wife via Southern Weddings 6. Poeima Photography Florals by Unique Floral Design Cake by Frost it Up Cupcakery via Southern California Bride 7. Eric Kelly Photography 8. Anastasiya Belik Photography Florals by PEONYStudio 9. BHLDN 10. Jaclyn Journey Event + Floral Design 11. Hazelwood Photo Cake by Artisan Cake Co via Wedding Chicks 12. Nancy Neil Photography Florals by The Floral Lab via Style Me Pretty 13. Events by Evelyn Barmet Photography via Style Unveiled 14. Styling + Design by PEONYStudio Florals by Marina Shetyapina Photo by Anastasiya Belik via Burnett's Boards 15. Sutherland Kovach Studio via Inspired by This for Mag Rouge 16. Jacque Lyn Photo 17. Cake by The Cupcake Company Photo by Nikita Lee Photography via Magnolia Rouge 18. BHLDN


September 12, 2014

Color Story | Cranberry + Mustard

September 12, 2014
Happy Friday, color lovers! Remember that Cranberry kick I told you that I was on? Yep, I'm still on it. And seeing that it pairs so well with so many colors, I think it's safe to say that my love for this color is only growing. Last week I shared with you this Cranberry and Dusty Blue color palette. But this week? It's all about Cranberry and Mustard.
Color Story: Cranberry + Mustard - www.theperfectpalette.com - Color Ideas for Weddings + Parties
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sara K. Byrne Photography via Peter Loves Jane // Ring: Fantasy Jewelry Box // Signature Cocktails: Thayer Allyson Gowdy via Martha Stewart Weddings // Cranberry Topped Cake: Carmen and Ingo Photography Cake by Tortenschon via Ruffled

Fit for Fall and oh-so pretty, these colors really did have me at hello. Those bridesmaid dresses look absolutely striking beneath those amazing fall leaves. And this rustic cake? Hello, perfection! I love the cranberries on top and the drizzly effect.

And what could be more perfect than a signature drink made to coordinate with your color palette? It's a beautiful, festive look that has me really excited for Fall. So much so that I think it might be time to break out my Fall decor. Yep, it's decided. My mantle is crying out for gorgeous garlands and pumpkin spiced candles. 

Need a little more Fall inspiration? Well, then be sure to check out my full collection of Fall palettes

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