August 31, 2011

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

August 31, 2011

{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 thing...red 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!

52 comments:

chandra ~ oh lovely day said...

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

Laura said...

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 said...

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

ELEGANT MUSE said...

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

KizzyDoll said...

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

Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage said...

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 said...

loving the colours

kat said...

loving her red lips =)

♥ Kat

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

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

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

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!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Heather said...

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

Brenda's Wedding Blog said...

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

birdie to be said...

Great board! Those cupcakes are lovely!

Emma Lancaster said...

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

~ Emma

Allie Love said...

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

XO, Allie

Courtney said...

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

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} said...

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 said...

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} said...

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 said...

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

~ Kate

bethany allen said...

Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

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

Jenny O. said...

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

♥ Jenny

Bride on a Mission said...

i L-O-V-E red =)

Dori said...

Loving the bride's red lipstick - so pretty!

la petite coquine said...

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

Hannah Banana said...

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

XO, Hannah

WrappedCouture (Lissahn) said...

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 said...

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

Bonnie said...

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 said...

how fun are those vivienne westwood shoes!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

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!!

Debby said...

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

Bride Chic said...

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

Nicki @ Glen Mitchell Photography said...

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} said...

Love the cupcakes & the shade of red!

Jessica said...

LOVE this palette! And those cupcakes look delish!

Sandra @ Sandra Downie Event Designs said...

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 said...

LOVING the red!

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

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

~ Love Lisa said...

cherries :) I love those things.

~ Lisa

Diana said...

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! ;)

lauralavender said...

Delicious!!!

Wedding dresses said...

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 said...

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 @ Heartcarry Press said...

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

PetCareRx scam said...

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

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Those cupcakes just look delicious!

Cindy said...

those cupcakes looks so so good :X

Kaylee said...

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Sarah said...

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. www.anoush.com Imagine that place full with red and white. Omg. I can't wait for it.

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