November 30, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Gold, Latte, Ivory & White

November 30, 2010

{Gold, Latte, Ivory & White}

Gold is the new 'it' color for Winter weddings! I think there is just something really special that happens when you combine the warmth of gold with latte. Add in a little snow white and vintage ivory and you have the makings of a beautiful Winter wedding! I really love this look! One of the ideas I think is especially fun is the mantle/fireplace display. I can see that looking really nice in rustic venues like lodges or even a log cabin!

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Winter Bride & Centerpiece Idea

Another thing I'm really loving is the little wrap that the bride is wearing. It's full of texture and fuzzy goodness! Plus, who isn't loving the idea of incorporating the phrase, "and they lived happy ever after" into things like favors and programs? Such a pretty wedding color palette & so easy to pull off too!

November 28, 2010

Dashing Through the Snow: Shades of Blue, Silver & Ivory

November 28, 2010

{Powder Blue, Teal, Silver, Snow White & Ivory}

Sometimes it's nice to blend shades of blue with silver! Throw in snow white and ivory for this perfect palette for Winter. For this wedding, Ella wrote to me about wanting a wedding that came across as sophisticated, elegant and whimsical. For her, I came up with this palette. I love the idea of spray painting manzanita branches silver and attaching candles to the branches. What a beautiful display! Candlelight really does create such ambiance! She also mentioned that her wedding would be a small gathering of her closest friends and family and would be held at her family's home. I love the idea of using traditional holiday decor such a wreaths and bows to spruce up the front door. Oh, and who isn't loving those festive lanterns! Such an inviting display! By using a combination of texture & color, this bride is sure to have a special day that she will remember for a lifetime!

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Bridal Party Attire & Centerpiece Idea















November 22, 2010

{thanksgiving I do's}: what are you thankful for?

November 22, 2010

{Burnt Orange, Latte, Chocolate Brown, Gold & Ivory}

I absolutely love Thanksgiving! It certainly is on the top of my list in terms of favorite holidays of mine. What's not to love about it? You get time off work, an excuse to stuff yourself with all kinds of yummy comfort foods, not to mention the most important part of the holiday-which is no doubt spending time with friends and family and really giving thanks for all that you are blessed to have.

And the best part is, Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Before getting married, I always spent the holidays at my parent's house, but now that I am married and have a baby, it's definitely important to make the rounds! We're headed 4 hours south this Thanksgiving and we cannot wait to introduce our baby boy to more of his family members!

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Glazed Carrots & Bridal Party Attire
I feel so blessed in so many ways. I truly am thankful for my baby's sweet smiles, my husband's big bear hugs, for the true friends that I have in my life, for my little cozy home & for the love that I'm surrounded by each day! If you have a moment, please share what you're thankful for in the comments section. I'd love to hear them! Oh, and here's a little wedding color palette inspired by Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

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November 17, 2010

{A Lovely Winter Wedding}: Antique Gold, Silver & Ivory.

November 17, 2010

{Antique Gold, Silver & Ivory}

Sometimes it's really nice to see a very soft palette! I happen to think that Winter weddings are the perfect time to use a soft palette accented by metallics. Metallics are great because they instantly dress up a palette. They bring out an elegance and a certain magic that can't be brought to life otherwise. I really love this combination of gold, silver and ivory. I think there is something really romantic about it. Some of my favorite ideas in this board are those fun and flirty bridesmaid's dresses! That's definitely a dress that your friends will wear again! Plus, who is not loving that candlelight display!

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Details We Love
Newlyweds in Love & Candlelight Display
Beautiful Chapel Photo by G.E. Masana

Creating a soft ambiance, candlelight is such a nice and cheap way to really add to the overall affect of your wedding! Oh, and I'm really loving the idea of giving your guests beautiful wine stoppers as favors. Soft, sultry, and definitely perfect for Winter, there is just something about this palette that I'm in love with. What about you? So how are you feeling about this gold wedding palette? It's no secret that I'm a fan...but what about you? There is something so romantic and sophisticated about this look. Any brides-to-be out there who are considering a shade of gold? Do tell!

November 11, 2010

Evergreen & Snow: A Holiday Inspired Wedding

November 11, 2010

{Sage Green, Latte & Ivory}

As the holidays get closer and closer I find myself more in love with Winter as I think of all the beautiful color palettes that the season brings. One of my favorite color palettes for Winter is the simple look of pairing sage green with ivory. The natural greens seem to really go nicely with the cool contrast of ivory. Just imagine a forest of pine trees blanketed by snow. Romantic, rustic and perfect for the season, this palette really is effortless. I absolutely love how those beautiful wedding invitations by The Wedding Outlet mimic those beautiful pine trees by The Pottery Barn!

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Details We Love
Pine Trees by Pottery Barn & Bridesmaids Dresses

And who doesn't love the look of those gorgeous bridesmaid's dresses? Love those! They are from David's Bridal, but unfortunately they are from a few seasons ago, so you can't get them now! But don't fret--you can acheive that same look by simply opting to go with a couple different necklines!

November 8, 2010

Sleigh Bells Ring: A Palette of Cranberry & Taupe

November 8, 2010

{Cranberry & Taupe}

As Winter approaches, I start to imagine all kinds of beautiful ways to have a Winter wedding! Winter is a special time where family & friends get together to celebrate all that is good! And so what better time to get married than during the holidays? There is already that magical feeling in the air. I absolutely love all the beautiful colors that you can use for Winter weddings. Cranberry and taupe really is pretty, I think. The cranberry gives you that burst of rich and vibrant color, while the taupe acts as a neutral which makes for a timeless, rustic, romantic look. For this palette, I used all kinds of fun ideas! 

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Details We Love
Holiday Stockings & Beautiful Bridal Party Attire!


One I'm really loving is serving up red velvet cake in lieu of the traditional wedding cake! Oh, and who does not love the idea of a horse drawn sleigh for a reception send off? Check out all the holiday palettes I put together last year! I put together one palette for each day in December! So how are you feeling about this cranberry palette? Do you love this wintery palette? I happen to think it's a great alternative to the winter palettes you tend to see overused nowadays. Plus, who isn't loving the beautiful texture that this palette has? Anyone getting married this upcoming Winter? What colors are you using? Tell me all about it.

November 5, 2010

Magnet Street Weddings: 100 Free Holiday Cards Winner!

November 5, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent giveaway. It has definitely been fun reading your responses and hearing about all the creative ideas you had! I can tell that you loved the holiday card collection by Magnet Street Weddings! What's not to love? Such beautiful colors and designs they have! So without further ado, I'd like to announce the winner of the 100 Free Holiday Cards!

The winner is: Kaitlin who said...

"Christmas Photo Cards - Love and Joy" is definitely my favorite. It's simple yet elegant. My fiance and I are moving to Denver, away from our families, and this cards would be a wonderful way to send our love back home. A photo of us in our bundled up in our winter coats, scarves and hats with the picturesque mountains behind us would look wonderful with the Love and Joy theme"

Kaitlin, congratulations! Please email us and we will get you in touch with the folks over at Magnet Street Weddings so that you can redeem your prize!

Thank you to everyone who participated! Stop back by The Perfect Palette for more great giveways this holiday season!


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November 1, 2010

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Introducing MagnetStreet Weddings!

November 1, 2010

Today I just wanted to take a moment and introduce to all of you one of our newest sponsors here on The Perfect Palette, MagnetStreet Weddings! MagnetStreet Weddings really is the perfect place to find beautiful save the dates and wedding invitations, but did you know that they also have a beautiful collection of holiday cards?
I don't know about you, but I'm the kind of girl who looks forward to Christmas all year long! There is just something so special about the season! And what better time to send a beautiful holiday card to your family and friends than during the holidays! Last year I remember it being extra special because it was my husband and I's first year of being married and I was able to use my new married name on our Christmas cards!

There are so many beautiful holiday cards at MagnetStreet Weddings! Here are some of my favorite designs from their collection! I truly love so many, it's hard to choose just one!
And what's best is that they actually allow you to customize your card with the colors of you choice and they even let you upload a photo too!



What's even more exciting is that MagnetStreet Weddings has something very special in store for one Perfect Palette reader! They are giving away 100 free holiday cards! That's a value of $159.00.

As all of the products at MagnetStreet Weddings can be completely personalized, from the colors, fonts, wording and photos, what we'd like to do is hear which card you love the most from their collection! Just leave a comment that tells us the card you love & what you would do to make it your own! A winner will be chosen on Friday November 5th, 2010.

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