{Winter Whimsy}: A Palette of Red + White

{Red + White}

So I have a small confession. Okay, please don't judge me, alright? So the truth is that I've been rocking out to Christmas tunes for the past two weeks. I know...I know... the shame. I just couldn't help it. I'm admittedly one of those crazy Christmas people who just looks forward to the holidays all year and then when the smallest nip of cold is in the air, I turn into a super duper holiday freak. I held back as much as I could. I tried to embrace Fall for just a little longer... but my heart is already in December. And can you blame me? The holidays are the perfect time to bring out your favorite entertaining ideas. And naturally they just go hand in hand with weddings. {continued...}

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{top row}: headpiece by twigs and honey, DIY candles, bridesmaids dresses,{bottom row}: berries, canes via country living, blankets by rocketandbear, louboutin's via kiss the groom.

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Headpiece by Twigs + Honey and Candle DIY
So today I give you my ode to Winter. A small sneak peek into what's to come this December! I'm whipping up all kinds of pretty holiday inspired boards. Great for weddings or for any holiday party for that matter....So bring on the egg nog and the chunky sweaters, I say. Oh, and be sure to check out my previous Winter boards, my '25 Days of Christmas' boards I did back in 2009, as well as my other Christmas boards. So tell me... what are you looking forward to most this season?

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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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40 Comments " {Winter Whimsy}: A Palette of Red + White "

Allie Love

a beautiful board, indeed.

Taylor Greggory

sooo pretty. I am definitely ready for the holidays. AND all the parties.

The Dainty Dolls House November 21, 2011

I love the season and I listen to holiday songs all year round really ;) Love these colours!! xx

mel b.

Gorgeous ideas. Beautiful board.

xoxo, melissa

The Perfect Palette November 21, 2011

beautiful, Chrissy =)


Emma Lancaster

I don't think you're too early at all =) I'm definitely in full holiday spirit mode over here...

♥ emma


LOVE this one. Beautiful candles~ Such a great DIY!!!

Orly {the boutique photographer} November 21, 2011

I love this board gorgeous

Amanda November 21, 2011

Loving the red!!!

tamara olsen

love this palette. So pretty and inspiring.

xx, Tamara

Couture Carrie November 21, 2011

Gorgeous post!
Love the red bridesmaid dresses!



I'm LOVING that candle DIY. So pretty and looks pretty simple too

Bonnie November 21, 2011

Candy cane palette! This one is totally perfect for the upcoming holidays. :)
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Unknown November 21, 2011

I'm with you in the holiday spirit! I'm looking forward to spending our first Christmas together as husband & wife :-)

Aleah + Nick November 21, 2011

Perfect. We are fools for Christmas, too! Red and white reminds me of traditional Christmases; it's classic and stunning! {A}

eve briggs

Beautiful board, sweet =) your ideas are so inspiring.

Alexa November 21, 2011

Love this for winter...the colors are just so bold and beautiful!

birdie to be November 21, 2011

So pretty & festive!


Can't wait until it's official Winter. I'm with you :) Looking forward to it also.

Natalie November 21, 2011

I am the same way! I, too, listen to Christmas music and bust out the snowman PJ pants when no one is around. It's such a wonderful time of year, so I say embrace it. Lovely board. :)

Gina November 21, 2011

I justify the shameless Christmas joy by reminding others that time passes by so quickly you need a head start on the Christmas tunes! I love the simplicity of using just these two colors which are perfect for a wedding in December.

Kristine {In Love, Engaged} November 21, 2011

Love, love, love red and white together! Bring on the holidays!

Tiffany Kadani November 21, 2011

I love this combo! What a great post and perfect for the holidays.

Courtney Erin November 21, 2011

That image with the bird is so amazingly striking!

xoxo ~ Courtney

shannon says

we love your palettes. You are such an inspiration. gorgeous xo

shannon says


Oh, my! I'm so looking forward to the holidays!!!

Nikki November 21, 2011

well...I've refrained from Christmas tunes so far...but it won't be long ;) I bought some eggnog for my coffee this weekend.

Love that candle diy! reposting!

A Crimson Kiss November 21, 2011

You're not the only one-I've been listening to Bing since July!

Punctuation Mark November 21, 2011

this is believe it a very sexy palette!

have a great week!

Unknown November 21, 2011

Oh, you should be ashamed! :)

It is always hard to get into the Christmas spirit in LA, where it is always warm and sunny. But with the little one a bit older for Christmas this year I am getting excited, even though he still can't understand the fun yet. Enjoy your Christmas tunes! xx


lovely and so inspiring .. as always

Closet Fashionista November 21, 2011

Love this!
I always wait until the day after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music but if I didn't do that I would totally be listening already ;)

little luxury list November 21, 2011

I love holiday tunes and this color palette puts me in the mood!

Brancoprata November 21, 2011

Isn't this just perfect?? Love it!

postcards and pretties November 21, 2011

I feel the need to listen to some holiday music after seeing your board. ♥

Diana November 21, 2011

Such a beautiful and elegant Winter/Christmas board. I love the tradition of the Christmas tree...finding the perfect one, hanging the ornaments...buying too many ornaments! :) Happy Thanksgiving friend!

Unknown November 21, 2011

Lovely board :) That palette makes me want peppermint hot cocoa while snuggling up by the fire! xoxoxo brynn

sherri lynn November 22, 2011

I'm so excited about Christmas - so no judgement here! :) Love your picks. Especially the cranberries and the and candy cane sticks!

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} November 22, 2011

Love those potted candles! Gets me into the holiday spirit...seems like everyone has started decorating and embracing the holidays this week!

Wedding Catering November 24, 2011

Strawberries and cream, maybe some rhubarb or summer fruits? Can imagine some great wedding catering options with this scheme.

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