{With a Cherry on Top}: A Palette of Red + White

{Red+ White}

I don't know about you, but I love red in a way that I don't love most colors. I guess you could say it's definitely on my favorites list. I suppose what I love most is the fact that red is such an intense color that it truly makes a statement in small quantities. Take these yummy looking cherry topped cupcakes for instance. They're simple and sweet and that little pop of red really has a way of standing out! But here's the sort of has a bad rap for being overplayed when it comes to weddings. Am I right? I mean...I get it. Red is the color of love and so it doesn't make for the most unique color choice. So I had this idea...Not to sway all you red lovers out there who are considering using red for their weddings, but I propose that using red would make for such a fun engagement party and/or a bridal shower palette. {continued...}

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Cherry Topped Cupcakes + Red Lipstick

I mean, don't get me wrong red can be used in all kinds of pretty ways on your wedding day! I just happen to think that the idea of using a red palette along with cheesy red hearts like the ones shown attached to this pretty pair of heels seems sort of fun and playful and a theme best suited for a pre-wedding party. Oh, and being a red lipstick girl myself, I can definitely appreciate anyone who decides to rock red lipstick. To me, there is nothing more exciting than to see red used in a way that pops! So whether you opt to use red on your wedding day or for one of your pre-wedding parties, just know that you have my approval!

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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52 Comments " {With a Cherry on Top}: A Palette of Red + White "

Unknown August 31, 2011

Love those red lips. I always wanted to try but don't think I can pull off red lips!

Laura August 31, 2011

You know I love red! And it's great because you CAN use it in small amounts to make a bold statement!!

5 Star Weddings August 31, 2011

I am loving this red combo so vibrant and stylish wow!

ELEGANT MUSE August 31, 2011

the cupcakes make me hungry haha :D
looks really inspiring :)

The Dainty Dolls House August 31, 2011

I love red, not so much those shoes, but red is such a pretty colour!!! xx

Ahka Vintage August 31, 2011

Red is my number one colour - it accents well and a flaming red dress is always a head turner!
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Our Wedding Hub August 31, 2011

loving the colours


loving her red lips =)

♥ Kat

Stephanie @ henry happened August 31, 2011

Yes, i love red! A little makes such a big impact. LIke those red lips :)

little luxury list August 31, 2011

I totally agree and unexpectedly used red for my wedding. It pops in the most classic and lovely way!

p.s. Ah yes if I got my 25 year old body back, oh I could wear many more swimsuits!

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Heather August 31, 2011

Super pretty and chic! Definitely a fun twist for a shower!

Brenda's Wedding Blog August 31, 2011

Loving the red and white - and it's even better when there's a cherry on top :)

birdie to be August 31, 2011

Great board! Those cupcakes are lovely!

Emma Lancaster

SO fun and pretty too. Loving the cherry topped cupcakes, chrissy :)

~ Emma

Allie Love

Oh my GAH! Super pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

XO, Allie

Courtney August 31, 2011

Red is such a perfect, fun shade for pre-parties!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Rhiannon Bosse August 31, 2011

You know I have always disliked red. It's always been too harsh or bright for me but when done right I think it can absolutely be so stunning. This collage above proves my thoughts exactly. Gorgeous work, Chrissy :) xoxo

Nikki August 31, 2011

Love the red lips. I just bought two red lipsticks for fall! Now I just have to remember to wear them :)

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} August 31, 2011

There is definitely something about red that really makes it special...I mean c'mon, there aren't any songs about the "lady in green" or the "lady in purple"...but you can bet your buttons there is one about red (c: Loved the inspiration!

Katie Loves You

loving this post. It's full of the good stuff =)

~ Kate

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henning love August 31, 2011

what great contrasting colors!! they help each other shine and stand out without subtracting from the other, beautiful!

Jenny O.

Such a classic palette. Love how you put this together. So pretty

♥ Jenny

Bride on a Mission

i L-O-V-E red =)

Dori August 31, 2011

Loving the bride's red lipstick - so pretty!

A Crimson Kiss August 31, 2011

I am totally wild for this-red is my favorite shade, and this board is just divine!

Hannah Banana

LOVE red, darling :) It's super pretty!

XO, Hannah

WrappedCouture (Lissahn) August 31, 2011

You truly crack me up! Even when I see your pins on Pinterest, I have NO idea what you're going to do with them and we NEVER come close to using them for the same thing!! I always love what you do and even though we are both in the creative industry, I'm sure my brain will NEVER work like yours!! xoxo

bridal girl August 31, 2011

Love the theme and the color choice is totally sweet! Thanks for sharing the cakes!!!

Bonnie August 31, 2011

I think this might be my favorite post just because I am so in LUST with this color. Red is one of my faaaaaaaaaves!!
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postcards and pretties August 31, 2011

how fun are those vivienne westwood shoes!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} August 31, 2011

Beautiful! My wedding color was red and white (for me). Before I chose those for myself I almost picked a red and aqua color...very Japanese...which I was going to go for originally. Didn't really work out with an Oct wedding. Wish I got married in the spring!!


Red is so vibrant... I'm w/ you on the red lips! xo

Bride Chic September 01, 2011

Oh how I've always loved the Vivienne Westwood shoes and Jenny Packham dress. Red is my fave color

Nicki @ Glen Mitchell Photography September 01, 2011

Think red can be quite a scary colour as it is so vivid but you really have shown how classic and gorgeous it can look! Love it!

Candice {Marry Me Wedding Planners} September 01, 2011

Love the cupcakes & the shade of red!

Jessica September 01, 2011

LOVE this palette! And those cupcakes look delish!

Sandra @ Sandra Downie Event Designs September 01, 2011

I was just looking red and white polka dots party goods today...this board is so pretty and of course those cupcakes are making me hungry.

Vi Love

LOVING the red!

Erin September 01, 2011

pretty little cupcakes with a cherry on top - what could be better?!

~ Love Lisa

cherries :) I love those things.

~ Lisa

Diana September 01, 2011

Love this palette and the adorable, yummy cupcakes for a bridal shower. An engagement party would be very sexy in red! My mom loves red and I bet she wishes either mine or my sisters weddings were red! ;)



Wedding dresses September 02, 2011

Red is considered "luck" in Asian countries.And also its the color of love in many aspects.

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Red is the color of love..It create charm after seeing it..and so it doesn't make for the most unique color choice...thanks

Intertwined Events September 02, 2011

We absolutely love your palettes!

Love the pop of red on the lips with the delicate headband!

This is stunning, thanks for always keeping us up to date with colors!

Jenna @ Little Bit Heart September 02, 2011

The red lips are killer! I really love how the red pops against the white- so much softer than red and black.

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I loved tour post...great pictures is my favorite its the color of can be also taken as the color of hatred ...but i take it as the color of depends..

Drew {Coral Cafe} September 13, 2011

Those cupcakes just look delicious!

Cindy August 18, 2012

those cupcakes looks so so good :X

Kaylee September 29, 2012

The outfits can be bustier, one shouldered, sleeveless, with pasta bands and fixed midsection.
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I just simply love these pictures. These colors together are great. Classy and make me feel the love. I will use them on my wedding what will be here. Imagine that place full with red and white. Omg. I can't wait for it.

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