August 20, 2014

How to Create a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Box

August 20, 2014
Hi guys! So today I have something a little bit different for you. Remember a few months ago when I styled that "Will you be my bridesmaid" party for Kate Spade? Well, I had such a good time with it, that I thought it would be fun to put together a "will you be my bridesmaid?" gift box to coordinate.

Now, this might look like a lot of work, but I promise you it's super simple. It's a DIY that anyone can pull off. And the result? A sweet gift box full of personalized keepsakes that are sure to leave your besties feeling special, and excited to stand by you as you say, "i do."

So here's what you'll need: A gift box, some ribbon, a couple of nail polishes, a card, a few personalized keepsakes, a mini wine bottle and a wine glass.

How to Create a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Box - www.theperfectpalette.com - Wedding + Party Ideas

How to Create a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Box - www.theperfectpalette.com - Wedding + Party Ideas
How to Create a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Box - www.theperfectpalette.com - Wedding + Party Ideas 
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How to Create a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Box - www.theperfectpalette.com - Wedding + Party Ideas
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How to Create a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Box - www.theperfectpalette.com - Wedding + Party Ideas
How to Create a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Box - www.theperfectpalette.com - Wedding + Party Ideas

As you can see, I had a lot of fun with this! I included a gold polka dot planner which I thought would be perfect for keeping your friends informed of all of the upcoming important dates. (Go ahead and mark these down for them so they won't forget! For example: dress fittings, etc). 

And to keep the gift feeling celebratory I threw in a mini wine bottle and a personalized wine glass from Things Remembered with some other fun accessories, like this engraved wine stopper and this cute little wine glass charm. Don't forget the stripey straw and some pretty ribbon to coordinate!

Nail polishes by Essie are among my personal faves, so I thought what better way to share your chosen color palette than to gift your gals with the shades that you've selected for your wedding? Not to be forgotten, I threw in a couple of personalized keepsakes like this pearl charm bracelet and this super cute frame! You can find personalized items like this at ThingsRemembered.com (which is where I found these!).

So as you can see, putting together a "will you be my bridesmaid?" box is actually pretty simple! And such a fun way to pop the question! Want a chance to win a set of "will you be my bridesmaid?" wine glasses like the ones shown here? Well, get excited because I've teamed up with my friends over at Things Remembered and we're giving away a set of 8!

Pop on over to the giveaway for a chance to win!

August 19, 2014

Trending Styles for Weddings

August 19, 2014
Have you ever noticed how closely home decor trends follow fashion trends? As someone who prides herself on keeping up with the trends, I have to say that it's been really interesting to see the crossover between the industries. And especially when it comes to weddings. 

Right now vintage inspired details are really hot! And with that comes ornate detailing, gold leaf, beautiful embellishments and lovely lace.

Wedding Gown: BHLDN // Chandelier: West Elm // Dinnerware: Horchow // Metallic Runner: West Elm // Serving Pieces: West Elm // Candles: West Elm 

In addition, we're seeing a big focus on romantic silhouettes. The sort of silhouettes that have a way of sweeping you away to someplace romantic and ethereal. I'm loving how this gorgeous chandelier is mimicking this beautiful wedding gown by BHLDN. They look like they were made for one another. Am I right?

Wedding Gown: BHLDN // Chandelier: West Elm // Beaded Clutch: BHLDN // Bridal Sash: BHLDN // Candle Holders: West Elm

But, you know, not every bride is going to want to jump on the 'vintage inspired' bandwagon. Maybe you're a bit more inclined to fall in love with a modern look like this one. I love this gown style and the lines and it's beautiful symmetry. And it's really neat how the same sort of angles can be seen in this capiz shell chandelier.

Wedding Gown: Nordstrom // Capiz Chandelier: West Elm // Branch Candle Holder: West Elm // Votives: West Elm // Bout: BHLDN

One thing that I've always felt makes a wedding come to life is the lighting. And so I can't go without mentioning my love for candlelight. There really is something so timeless about the flickering of fire. And this gown? How romantic is this cascading tulle? Again, I'm really liking how the cascading affect can be seen here in this shell fixture.

Wedding Gown: BHLDN // Capiz Shell Chandelier: West Elm // Chargers: Horchow // Calligraphy: // Candle Holders: West Elm

And lastly, who isn't loving ruffles this season? And stacked ruffles? I can't say enough about my love for this trend! Such a beautiful effect this makes. And it's easy to see how this look is being translated into home trends. I'm telling you guys, this capiz chandelier is on my Christmas list this year and I've already picked out the perfect spot!


Wedding Gown: Ann Taylor // Capiz Chandelier: West Elm // Candles: West Elm

You see, what I've realized here recently is that my decorating style really is a direct reflection of my fashion style. And so that's why I was absolutely thrilled when West Elm asked if I would share a few of my favorite pieces from their brand new Fall collection, inspired by all the hottest gown styles that have been hitting the runways this year. So tell me - Which trend is your favorite?


August 18, 2014

Navy Blue + Fuchsia Wedding Ideas

August 18, 2014
Fuchsia and navy blue were just made to go hand in hand. Wouldn't you agree? Fun, fabulous, and all kinds of pretty, these are definitely the kind of colors that make it easy to pull off that "preppy chic," look that so many of us (me included) have grown to love. Plus what better color palette to incorporate stripes, bow ties, and sparkle than this one? 

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Navy Blue & Fuchsia Wedding Ideas - www.theperfectpalette.com - Color Ideas for Weddings + Parties
Navy Blue & Fuchsia Wedding Ideas - www.theperfectpalette.com - Color Ideas for Weddings + Parties

I think what I love most about this palette is the fact that it's got a really fun and festive feel to it. It's a bit girly with the pink, but not too girly. Pairing the pink with the navy blue really strikes the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. It's a great color palette to use modern motifs with. And of course I'm loving that! So if you're not afraid to go bold, I suggest you try a color palette like this one!

Striped outfit: Skirt by Shabby Apple via Surburban Faux Pas // Bouts: via Boston Magazine // Favors: Photo by Philip Ficks via Martha Stewart Weddings // Invitation Suite: Lilly & Louise via SB Chic // Programs: Marin Kristine Photography via Style Me Pretty // Tablescape: Photo by Philip Ficks via Martha Stewart Weddings // Bow tie: Hilton Pittman Photography // Colors: Photo by Philip Ficks via Martha Stewart Weddings // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Striped Wedges: Michael Kors //  Accessories: via Boston Magazine // Bouquet: Jessica Burke Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Table Setting: via Boston Magazine


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