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{Inspiration Board Contest}: The Lab!

Have you ever dreamed of having the chance to see one of your wedding inspiration boards brought to life? Well, brace yourself gals...because today I'm giving you that very opportunity. That's right! I'm hosting an inspiration board contest and the winner of the contest will actually have their design brought to life at the Lab event in Sonoma, California on January 14th, 2012. Sounds pretty fabulous, right? Oh, it gets better!! Not familiar with the Lab? Here's a bit of 411 for ya...

Some fabulous wedding planners in Northern California have teamed up with some equally fabulous vendors and sponsors to host The Lab Event. A handpicked collection of some of the top trend-setting wedding industry professionals Northern California has to offer, the Lab is designed to be an experience for couples seeking vendors, inspiration, and style definition for their wedding day. The Lab won’t have typical vendor booths or pushy salespeople. Instead, in a laid-back setting, couples will experience inspiration boards brought to life, sips + bites from some of the best caterers, sweet and treats from top dessert designers, a vendor library, a non-traditional runway show, and one heck of a party to round out the night.

So here's how it will work... The Perfect Palette along with 3 other wedding blogs, {Weddingbee, Snippet and Ink, and Style Unveiled San Francisco} are accepting inspiration board submissions. Once all submissions are received, the ladies of The Lab Event will select four submissions from each blog, which we’ll then post for you to comment on. The inspiration board from each blog with the most comments will be turned into real live vignettes by the wedding planners and designers at The Lab Event! I don’t know about you, but I would have loved to have had the opportunity to bring one of my boards to life!

The winner will not only see their inspiration board brought to life at The Lab event on January 14, 2012 in Sonoma, CA, but they will also receive free VIP tickets to the event including early access to check out the vendors putting together your vision, hair and makeup, and front row seats to the runway show, along with a great swag bag!

Can't make it to California? No worries, there will be professional photographers there to capture all of the details and of course I'll be the first one to share it with all of my readers here on the Perfect Palette. Oh, and we'll be sure to ship a swag bag chock full of wedding goodies.

To Submit An Inspiration Board...
-This contest is open to planning brides, wedding professionals and/or all creative thinkers!
- Please submit your original designs to - including image credits, your full name and email address. {Submissions without credits will not be considered}. Please do not include any kind of business logo and/or branding on the inspiration board itself.

-Please write “THE LAB EVENT CONTEST” in the subject line.
-You have until 11:59 PM (EDT) on September 29th to submit your inspiration boards.
-The four finalists will be posted on October 4th.
- Voting will take place from October 4th - 7th and then on October 11th a winner will be chosen!

We simply can't wait to see all of your lovely ideas, your favorite color palettes and most importantly the inspiration boards that you're dying to see brought to life at the Lab in Sonoma, California! This is surely an event that you don't want to miss. And having your wedding inspiration brought to life would just be icing on the cake, don't you think? Interested in attending the Lab? Click here for tickets.

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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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16 Comments " {Inspiration Board Contest}: The Lab! "

Shandra Ward, Designer September 19, 2011

This sounds like creative fun! I would like to enter. I am an interior designer and event designer, so creating an inspiration board is going to be something I love to do! Great contest idea!

Shardi September 19, 2011

Sounds awesome! Is there a limit to the number of submissions we can have?

{The Perfect Palette} September 19, 2011

There is no limit to the number of submissions.

Jessica [Shimmer+Silk] September 19, 2011

Such a fun idea!!

Marie @ Emici Bridal September 19, 2011

This is so fun. Off to RT!

chandra ~ oh lovely day September 19, 2011

How exciting! I can't wait to enter :)

Emma Lancaster

Oh, I'm going to have to share this with all of my planning friends.

Kishah September 19, 2011
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Emma | Emmaline Bride September 19, 2011

Fun idea, Chrissy! :)

Stacy Richey

Maybe a "Inspiration Board Contest" for individuals who 1)not planning a wedding 2) a non-wedding professional.... Just so individuals who loves decorating, designing and even non- professional event planners can have a shot at getting there ideas and "Inspirations" out there.. :)

Veronica September 19, 2011

I love this site!!! It is simple and not cluttered like a lot of other blog sites...Shared this site with my twitter followers :)

Katie@simplyandforever September 19, 2011

I love this concept! I definitely think it will be a great event and I love the idea of bringing inspiration boards to life!


What a great idea!!! I wish I was some good at making inspiration boards so I could enter :)

The Lab sounds such a great concept! Good luck to all participating x

ModestBrideinBK September 20, 2011

exciting! would love to try my hand at it!

Wrapped Couture September 26, 2011

I'm looking forward to this contest!

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