October 23, 2009

{Our Wedding}

October 23, 2009
{Our Wedding}

The time has arrived! I'm getting married tomorrow! Can you believe it? We leave for the North Georgia Mountains this afternoon! Rehearsal today & wedding tomorrow! Just wanted to tell you all that I will be a little out of pocket for the next week what with the wedding & the honeymoon!

But not to fret... I will be back with lots of photo re-caps & lots of DIY project posts! I honestly have so much to share with you all! I simply cannot wait to show you all of the special touches we included in our wedding day! But before I leave you I thought it would be fun to share with you something very special! Our color palette! It's truly is such a fun one! We decided to go for a Fall Festival kind of feel.

I decided to spice up the lovely combination of burnt orange & chocolate brown by adding a good amount of copper & cinnamon to the palette! Copper actually ended up being one of our primary colors! We even did copper pocketfold invitations & copper escort cards to match! It's funny how a palette evolves over a year! So stay tuned because I'll be back before you know it! I have so much to share & so many exciting things planned for The Perfect Palette!

October 22, 2009

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway Winner}: Wedding Outlet

October 22, 2009
Today is the day that we announce the winner of the "Last Minute Items" Giveaway that we hosted for The Wedding Outlet! I have to say that the response was so incredibly great! We hope that our list of reminders helped you out! So without further ado, the winner of the $75 gift card to The Wedding Outlet is...

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October 20, 2009

{Yellow Makes Me Happy}: A Palette of Sunshine

October 20, 2009

{Shades of Yellow}

If you know anything about me- you will know that yellow make me happy. It's bright, it's cheery & it definitely reminds me of sunshine. My wedding is this weekend! In 4 days I'll be a married woman! What an incredibly exciting time this is for us. How am I feeling 4 days out? I'm feeling excited, yet calm all at the same time. It sort of feels like I'm sitting on the edge of my seat- waiting for something incredibly special to happen. Sort of feels like the night before Christmas felt when I was a kid. My heart is full, and my hopes are high!

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Details We Love
Newlyweds in Love

Lovely Bridal Party Attire
After giving it much thought, we made the decision to not see one another before the ceremony! Of course this adds a little stress on time because it means we have to fit a considerable amount of photos in after the ceremony -but there was just something that kept telling me that it was important to be traditional to some extent. I cannot wait to see Brad at the end of the aisle, smiling & waiting for me! That moment I'm sure will be one of my favorite memories! Oh and I cannot even prepare myself for how it will feel to have all of my best friends & family in one room! I know that the the love will overwhelm me!

October 17, 2009

{Rain, Rain, Go Away}: Yellow + Black

October 17, 2009

{Yellow & Black}

If you go back into the archives you will see that I have never made an inspiration board that includes the prospect of rain. Not once have I ever even considered putting together any rain day wedding inspiration. Well, I'm 7 days out from my own wedding day and the sad sad truth is that they are calling for rain on our wedding day. How could this happen? October 24th has always been considered the best day to get married in the Fall up in the North Georgia mountains. Not only are they calling for rain, but it's looking like its going to be pretty darn cold too. My dream of blue skies, beautiful leaves turning & a slight nip in the air just may not happen. So, in order to sort of come to peace with the idea of rain on my wedding day- I thought I would put together some rainy day wedding inspiration. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Save the Date

Groomsmen Walking in the Rain
Gorgeous Dessert Display
Bride in Rain Boots
Dont get me wrong, I love rain - just never imagined it on my wedding day of all days. Obviously, a wedding is not about getting pretty pictures, but I have to admit that it kind of makes me sad that I may not get the outdoor shots I was hoping for. Surprisingly, this rainy day wedding looks pretty fun though. Wouldn't you agree? I mean, who doesn't love a bride in rain boots? And check out the images of the groomsmen walking in the rain! What an incredible picture! And what about those great umbrellas! Such fun! In the end, my wedding day is about getting married to my best friend. And rain or shine I know it will be the best day of our lives. Rest assured, I won't be letting a few rain drops rain on my parade. Cliche as it may sound, I will definitely be dancing in the rain!

October 15, 2009

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: The Wedding Outlet

October 15, 2009

Last Minute Items Giveaway: The Wedding Outlet

You’ve been planning your wedding for what has seemed like forever. Counting down the days until it was time to say I do! Now you realize your wedding is right around the corner and the panic begins to set in. Do I have everything? What am I missing? Believe me, I know the feeling!

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October 13, 2009

{Pumpkins, Gourds & Pie... Oh My}: Shades of Orange, Yellow + Ivory

October 13, 2009

{Shades of Orange, Yellow + Ivory}

A palette of orange, yellow & ivory really is quite fun. Wouldn't you agree? The colors orange & yellow have long been paired together but I don't think it's too often that you see them paired with this creamy ivory shade. Inspired by Martha Stewart's pumpkin centerpieces, I created this palette with Fall in mind. Some of my favorite items in this board include the bright orange bridesmaids dresses with necklines that keep things interesting & those gorgeous Fall bouquets. There is just something about orange & yellow that say "Let's celebrate!" don't you think? {continued...}

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I chose a gorgeous pair of handmade earrings to compliment the bridal party attire & I imagined groomsmen in orange neckties. The 'Leaves Falling' collection by Wedding Paper Divas really set the tone for this wedding & tied the color palette together effortlessly. In lieu of the traditional wedding cake, I imagined serving up pumpkin pie! As a Fall bride myself, it's colors like these that really get me excited for my upcoming wedding. Oh & did I mention that it's only 11 days away? Yep, that's right, in 11 days I'm getting married!

October 12, 2009

{Sponsored Post}: BravoBride

October 12, 2009

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October 5, 2009

{It's Fall Y'all}: A Rustic Palette Full of Rich & Vibrant Color!

October 5, 2009

{Lime Green, Chartreuse, Chocolate Brown, Latte, Cranberry & Mustard}

It's Fall Ya'll! And I could not be more excited! In 19 days I'll be getting married up in the North Georgia Mountains! I don't know about you but there is just something about Fall weddings that make me feel all giddy inside! Maybe it's the rich & vibrant color of the leaves that I love or maybe it's the crisp cool air that is finally here! Or perhaps my love for Fall is simly because it's a time that speaks to family and togetherness! {continued...}

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Details We Love
Groomsmen Attire
Rustic Location in the Fall
Bridesmaids in Boots!
All I know for sure is that October is finally here & my wedding countdown is on! So in the spirit of Fall weddings- here is a fun palette full of rich & vibrant color! Some of my favorite images in this board include the incredibly fun bridal party attire, the monogram & the aisle lined with mums! This is one of my favorite color palettes for Fall because it's just so different. What are your favorite palettes for Fall?

October 1, 2009

The Meaning Behind Wedding Colors

October 1, 2009
A Kaleidoscope of Color

There's no question: choosing wedding colors can be one of the trickiest tasks a bride has to cross off the list early on in the planning. Or if you let it, it can be one of the easiest decisions you make.

I always tell the brides who write to me to simply go with colors you love. Because the truth is- you can make virtually any color palette look great, its just a matter of determining what feeling you are going for.

When trying to determine the perfect color palette for your wedding day, have you ever wondered what the colors you've chosen mean? What energy do they give off? What themes do your colors work best with? What about the season?

I'm going to try to answer that. You see, the meaning behind wedding colors really lies within the energy that certain colors give off. Some colors are bold and intense which make them better suited for elegant atmospheres whereas other colors are bright and cheery and more often than not make them better suited for creating a casual, fun-loving and happy atmosphere.

{Gold Palettes}: Gold evokes elegance, luxury, warmth, & tradition. Gold is a color that is primarily used in weddings where the couple is trying to create an upscale atmosphere. Gold is rich, it's intense and it definitley gives off that old world kind of vibe. Gold works fabulously in Winter & Fall weddings as a compliment to a richer hue.

{Red Palettes}: Passionate, dramatic, and packed with personality, this romantic hue can really be used in different ways to create entirely different looks. Depending on how you pair it! Red looks gorgeous with aquas, grays or even greens. The perfect color for Summer and Winter weddings.
{White Palettes}:
When brides around the world think about having a classic wedding they picture this color. White is associated with purity, simplicity & modernity. Its clean, and it's minimalistic. In some contexts, white can be considered traditional. However, surprisingly white can also be considered very modern if you use large amounts of it by itself.

{Peach Palettes}: This soft and feminine hue is nothing but dreamy. Perfect for a bride who wants to create an atmosphere that is charming & pretty. Lovely with colors like navy blue, crisp white, or even celery- peach really is a beautiful hue. Works lovely in Summer or Spring weddings.

{Navy Blue Palettes}: This ultra-preppy color makes for one fabulous wedding color. Often paired with chartreuse or classic white this color puts tradition first, and adds a certain masculinity to the palette. Navy is the perfect color to incorporate into a nautical theme and is great for yaught club settings, or beach weddings. Navy is a great alternative to black.

{Gray Palettes}: Modern, understated, retro and sleek, Gray is a color that is popping up everywhere in the world of weddings. And here lately, gray has become the hottest neutral there is. Pair it with colors like yellow, red or plum for the ultimate perfect palette. Gray is the new black.

{Orange Palettes}: Orange is the perfect color for Fall weddings. Not to say that it can't be used for other seasons. However, more often than not Orange is associated with the harvest and with all things Fall. For Fall weddings- orange looks incredible with brown and copper. If you want to use it in a Spring or Summer wedding- simply pair it with a bright and cheery color like yellow or aqua.

{Green Palettes}: In weddings, green is like a breath of fresh air. Thanks to the increasing volume of eco-talk, green's also a prominent hue at environmentally-conscious weddings. Green means growth, new life, and positive energy. There are so many ways to use green in your wedding. When paired with a bright color like pink - it can be the perfect palette for Summer or Spring. Or pair it with a more subdued/rustic hue to create a look perfect for Fall or Winter.

{Aqua Palettes}: Fun-loving, fresh and vibrant. A favorite of beach brides, especially tropical ones. But aqua shows up in plenty of other places, too. It's a favorite paired with chocolate brown for brides who want a fun and modern palette, and aqua and hot pink are also make a pretty palette. Here lately we're even seeing aqua paired with red which makes for a lovely duo.

{Yellow Palettes}: Optimistic, cheery, and packed full of happy thoughts... Yellow is the kick your shoes off and dance kind of color. Lovely with colors like navy, latte, red, or even orange- Yellow has endless possibilities. But one thing is for sure- Yellow is 100 % fun! Perfect for Spring or Summer weddings. We're seeing this color pop up quite often here lately because of the fun factor it brings with it.

{Champagne Palettes}: Refined and elegant, rich and conservative, champagne is a sophisticated color that has a slightly vintage feel. Sometimes with champagne, you will find a slight shimmer which evokes a certain elegance that is unmatched. The perfect compliment to more intense hues like red, and plum or even gold.

{Ivory Palettes:} Ivory is elegant, old-world and soft-spoken. Ivory speaks of hand-polished silver and ironed linen. There is something very charming & calming about Ivory. It's less harsh than white and can really evoke a certain old timey feel. A great alternative to white, ivory can work with almost any color.

{Lavender Palettes}: Soft, dainty and ladylike, this color often appears in Summer and Spring weddings. It's the perfect color to include in a garden setting. It's nice with colors like chartreuse, classic black or even crisp white. This color looks great in patterns like paisley and gingham.

{Pale Pink Palettes}: The lighter shades of pink speak to romance, playfulness, and a sense of sweetness. Not to mention it's association with new love and all things pretty. Pale pink works beautifully in Spring or Summer weddings & looks gorgeous is garden & chapel weddings. Pale pink goes beautifully with champagne, light greens & grays. Pink is delicate, soft & beyond charming.

{Coral Palettes}: In weddings, this color really is unique. Sometimes taking on a Caribbean feel. Beautiful pairings like coral and copper or coral and blue are nice. Coral is vibrant and punchy & really works nicely in modern weddings. Coral palettes are beautiful in beach settings and any wedding by a body of water for that matter.

{Hot Pink Palettes}: Hot pink is bursting with energy. The perfect hue to incorporate into almost any season- Hot pink is a great color for beach weddings. Contemporary, fun & definitely modern, hot pink looks incredible with black, chocolate brown or slate gray. Pink is a fun loving color that also can be very romantic.

{Plum Palettes}: Purple has strong, historical associations with royalty, especially in sacred contexts. But thanks to the fashion world, purple's taken on a whole new life, and becomes challenging and mysterious, glamorous, and ever-so-slightly chic. Especially when paired with other complex hues like charcoal or even gray. Perfect for Winter & Fall weddings.

{Silver Palettes}: Silver is upscale and elegant - its a color that speaks to all things antique. It makes a beautiful compliment to Winter weddings & it's metallic quality really makes it special.

{Chocolate Brown Palettes}: Chocolate brown is rich and rustic. The perfect alternative to black when it comes to rustic settings like farm weddings, or vineyard weddings. Brown paired with burnt orange, copper or even colors like pink or red really do create unique and beautiful palettes.

{Black Palettes}: Sophisticated, intense, & mysterious, black shows up when couples have strong opinions about design. Black can lend a clean, graphic look to the wedding, or can sometimes be a nice accent color. A good neutral for any wedding.