July 31, 2009

{Sponsored Post}: Introducing The Dessy Group!

July 31, 2009

{Shamrock Green & Black}

Ever wonder what happens when shamrock green meets up with the classic hues of black and white? Something incredibly special & fun happens! Isn't this color palette elegant? I just love this shade of green so much. I mean what's not to love? This color palette is perfect for the bride who wants to make a statement but still wants to communicate a very polished and upscale feel. Simply put, this color palette is absolutely stunning. Want to know what's most exciting about this color palette? Would you believe that the majority of the items featured below are actually items you can purchase in one place? That's right ladies, there really is no need for you to spend your precious planning days trying to go from boutique to boutique. You can find alot of what you need at The Dessy Group! Dessy just happens to be one of our newest sponsors and we could not be more thrilled! With so many colors & styles available, Dessy honestly would be my first recommendation when it comes to dressing your bridal party. Need matching clutches for your bridal party? The Dessy Group has them! Need coordinating groomsmen attire...look no further! So please ladies take my advice- and pay Dessy a visit! You won't regret it!

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July 30, 2009

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Beau-coup Wedding Favors

July 30, 2009

It's time for another exciting giveaway! This time we're hosting a giveaway for Beau-coup Wedding Favors! If you've never heard of Beau-coup Wedding Favors then you must take a moment to go check their site out!

Beau-coup is home to a collection of unique wedding favors, bridal shower favors, baby shower favors, personalized bridesmaid gifts, party supplies and even wedding decorations.

Want a chance to win some free wedding items? Are you feeling lucky? Well, I'm so excited to announce that one lucky Perfect Palette reader will be receiving a $ 25 gift certificate to Beau-Coup!

Here how it works: Simply visit Beau-coup Wedding Favors website and find the item that you feel would fit into your wedding perfectly! Once you find it then simply come back here to the Perfect Palette and leave a comment that explains what you would pick if you should win & why!

Here are a few of my favorite items...

Wouldn't these monogrammed card holders be just perfect for your bridesmaids?

I absolutely love the patterns and colors!

And what guest wouldn't want to receive candy corn as a favor? I find these especially perfect for bridal shower favors!
Or maybe you're looking for packaging for your favors! Beau-coup has this too!

On the hunt for personalized gift tags? Look no further!

And just look at these personalized chocolate bars! I absolutely love all of the colors & all of the design options!

And just look at these! These personalized mint tins are the cutest! Love the one with the bird.
And just look at these little wooden pencils! So rustic & charming!
So as you can see there is no shortage of amazing gift ideas at Beau-coup! So don't miss your chance to win- enter today! The exciting part? You can enter as many times as you like! A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday August 5th! Good luck & happy planning!

July 29, 2009

Etsy Wednesday {Coral, Apple Green & Black}

July 29, 2009
It's Etsy Wednesday! And for those of you who don't already know... that means it's time for me to put together some wedding day inspiration using only items that I find on Etsy! Today's color scheme is a palette of coral, apple green & black. Looking for a fun color palette that is full of personality and fun? You might want to consider this palette! I just love how these bright colors play off of the color black. As a reminder each of these items can be purchased on Etsy so please be sure to check out all of these incredible Etsy sellers shop's.

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Top row: Fun fascinator, beautiful Invitations, fun Necklace, Birdcage Veil,
Middle row: Paper- Black Heels, unique Earrings, charms, clutch, appliques,
Bottom row: Pink wrap dress, earrings, black fascinator, fun bird print.

Etsy Sellers We ♥


July 28, 2009

{Sponsored Post}: Introducing The Wedding Outlet!

July 28, 2009
I just wanted to take a moment to introduce you to one of our newest sponsors...
The Wedding Outlet!

The Wedding Outlet seriously has it all! From specialty favors to bridesmaids gifts to boxes & bags... The Wedding Outlet should be on the top of your list of places to shop when it comes time to make your wedding related purchases. I absolutely love their favor boxes & bags!

And what's not to love about these totes and cosmetic bags? Aren't these perfect for bridesmaids gifts? I happen to think so. Definitely be sure to check them out when it comes time for you to make these purchases!

Also don't miss your chance to save! Wednesday the 29th they are having a one day SUMMER sale! Discount code is "SAVE 15" and is good for 15 % off your order. The Perfect Palette appreciates the Wedding Outlet's support & is thrilled to have their sponsorship.

July 27, 2009

{Happy Shower Day!}

July 27, 2009
{My Bridal Shower}

So I promised you that now since our wedding is just around the corner... that I would start sharing a little more of our wedding planning journey. In addition to that, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of our pre wedding celebrations!

This past Saturday was my bridal shower! Planned & coordinated by my sister (and matron of honor) Lauren... My bridal shower was truly a special and memorable day! I was absolutely spoiled! The gifts just kept on coming! More importantly, I felt overwhelmed with love! I truly have the best friends a girl could ask for and the best family ever! So here is a little sneak peek into my journey as a bride!

Here are some pictures from my shower this past Saturday..

Here I am with my friend Jackie...

And here are some of my bridesmaids!

Early on I decided to have just one shower instead having one where I just invited friends & another where I just invited family. I just think it made it a lot of fun this way! There is just something absolutely fun & special about seeing so many generations in one room! Here is a picture of my family doing what we do best....eating, drinking & socializing!

Here is a picture of me and my friend Abigail!

And here is another picture of my bridal party!

After we mingled & nibbled on some food it was time for the games to begin! I had so much playing this game and it's safe to say that my guests did too! We had a lot of laughs! It was tough to find a picture from this shower where I was not smiling!

There was just so much love was in the room! I have the best friends & family!
The Shower Games!
Lauren had asked Brad & I some very specific questions about our dating history, about our relationship about the things we like- and our goal was to match our answers. To add some extra fun, the shower guests were asked to try to predict whether or not I was going to match Brad's answers! I'm happy to say that we matched on most of our answers. Although there were a few that we did miss :) Which of course made the game all the more fun.

And the gifts! Oh the gifts! I was honestly truly blown away by how much I got spoiled! I felt like the gifts just kept on coming! I'll spare you all of the pictures of me holding up my kitchen gadgets! But ...I just had to show you these plates! It's part of an entire outdoor collection! Perfect for summer picnics and BBQ's... I cannot wait to make use of these! And of course I absolutely love the colors!

Here are a couple more pictures of me with my bridal party!

My sister Lauren is in pink! She is the matron of honor & also the one responsible for throwing me such a beautiful bridal shower! I'm in the polka dots!

Here is a picture of the food table! Look at how beautiful it all was! There was definitely no shortage of food! Everyone absolutely raved about all of the good food.

Lauren truly out did herself by creating a special dessert buffet! Keylime cupcakes, buckeyes, chocolate covered strawberries and banana cream cake! Plus check out the adorable candy bar!

Want to see how it all came together? Here are some pre- bridal shower pics as well as some pictures of the shower decor! ♥

This is my mom and my sister at Costco the day before the shower! Lauren ordered specialty flowers from Costco and decided to create all of the centerpieces herself!

Check out this close up of the flowers! She chose pink & white roses, white hydrangea & green mums. Lauren is also holding a piece of the fabric that they used to make handmade table runners. Did I mention that I come from a family of crafty women?

The colors of the flowers were absolutely gorgeous!

Lauren decided to set up an entry table at my shower. My sister displayed two photos of Brad & I plus she had name tags made up in the color palette of the shower! Underneath each name there was a description (For example: mine said Chrissy- Bride-to-be, and my mom's said Dean- Mother of the Bride) This added touch made it nice because it was easy for everyone to know who was who and how they were related to me!

Along with the name tags Lauren also displayed the bridal shower favors. Each guest was invited to take home two homemade soaps. One in the scent of Oatmeal Milk & Honey & the other in the scent of Sage & Lemongrass.

Where did Lauren get the soaps? She made them by hand of course! She's so crafty & creative.
She ordered all of the ingredients online & then purchased some lovely packaging that matched the overall look of the shower. {more pictures & details to come}

And here is a close up of some of the name tags!

The picture frames were absolutely beautiful. And I think it made it special to have a couple of framed pictures of us together.

And here is Lauren as she started making the flower arrangments.

Can you believe that she made this arragement! Isn't it incredible! This one was placed on the main buffet table! Oh how I love those colors!!!! So feminine and summery!

And didn't those table runners turn out absolutely perfect? My sister found some fabric at the store and had my mom make handmade table runners! Talk about attention to detail!

I absolutley love the paisley pattern! So pretty & perfect for a bridal shower!

Here is a close up of the flower arrangements. Lauren even added some crystals here and there to add a bit of bridal bling! Such a beautiful touch!

And these are some more pictures of the main table- before the food had come out! Lauren used mostly white dishes with the exception of some crystals serving platters & a green dish.

Lauren even got some special votive candles to light during the shower! Aren't they the perfect color!

And here is another close up of the table runners that my mom made.

So as you can see...I had an incredibly special shower day! {Stay tuned for more photos! I will be posting the homemade invitations that Lauren made for my shower & some more info on the homemade favors she made}