January 28, 2011

{palette love}: orange and green

January 28, 2011

Sometimes it's fun to take a look back at color palettes we've featured in the past & take a closer look! I still can't get over how much you all loved this palette! Hey, we all know how fun it is to shake things up a bit! And green & orange is a palette that does just that! Looking for an unexpected palette for your Spring or Summer wedding? Consider choosing this modern & lively color palette!

1. Bridal Party, 2. Handmade Clutch, 3. Table Setting, 4. Cake 5. Cake Detail.

We first shared this palette back in April of 2010...here. And surprisingly a lot of you really adored this palette and thought that it was a lot of fun. I have to admit, I can definitely see why! This palette is just bursting at the seems with fun energy! It's modern, it's sophisticated and quite frankly, it's really quite hip! Yep, I said it, hip! So what do you think? Is this unexpected palette catching your eye? Are you surprised by the way these colors look side by side? I think this color palette was one of the most surprising for me because it's one that I would never have thought would have a chance at looking pretty.

{Color Tip:} When using contrasting colors, decide on one primary color and one color to use more sparingly to contrast. In this case we see a little more green than we do orange, which creates a fun & dynamic visual}

So are you loving this palette? Dare to use it at your upcoming wedding? We love this bold and fun palette and we hope you do too! Tell us all about it!

The Perfect Palette. What's Yours? Requests!

Attention Brides: Request a Palette!
From the beginning of The Perfect Palette, the one thing I've loved more than anything is taking special requests & putting together inspiration color palettes for my readers!

Do you have a vision you want brought to life? Or perhaps you're having a hard time determining the perfect color palette for your upcoming wedding?

Want me to put together a palette just for you? Simply go to the 'Request a Palette' tab above...and leave me a comment including the colors you're considering, the theme and/or venue and any comments you'd like to add regarding the look you're going for.

Every week, we'll choose one lucky reader's request & create a board with your thoughts, color palette and ideas in mind!

{Please note}Although I'd love to be able to make a board for every reader...due to the amount of requests I receive, unfortunately there's no way I can get back to all of you...although it truly is fun to try!

Thanks for reading & as always happy planning!
Chrissy from the Perfect Palette!
PS. Don't forget to
go to the 'Request a Palette' tab above...and leave me a comment including your palette requests!

January 27, 2011

By Request: Yellow & Gray: We Adore this Palette!

January 27, 2011

{Yellow, Gold, Shades of Gray & White}

There's no mistaking, we adore this color palette! When shades of gray meet shades of yellow something truly special happens! It's just one of those palettes that is effortlessly chic. So when Marissa came to me with this palette in mind for her wedding, I was excited to put together this board! So many ideas came to mind! I imagined bridesmaids dressed in yellow knee length dresses with groomsmen in gray pin striped suits. Such a fun contrast this makes! I also imagined a beautiful modern wedding cake with tiers of gray and white. I think it's simplicity really makes for a nice statement. {continued...}

Want to see more yellow weddings? Click here!

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Details We Love
Newlyweds in Love & Bridal Shoes

And for some added fun, why not wear some bright yellow shoes in lieu of the traditional wedding heels? Makes for a fun photo opportunity now doesn't it? Thanks so much for your request, Marissa, we hope this enables you to really see this palette's potential! And as you can see there is nothing to worry about, this palette is truly a fun and beautiful one! We adore it!Gray & yellow is a fabulous duo! Wouldn't you agree? Super chic, great for any season, and just the palette that will surely make your guests remember your wedding as a unique and special day! So are you using gray and yellow in your upcoming wedding?

January 25, 2011

Pantone 2011 Color of the Year: Honeysuckle!

January 25, 2011
1.Bridal Party 2.Floral Clutch 3.Pink Calligraphy 4.Pantone Swatch 5.Pink Cupcake.

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color has announced the Color of the Year for 2011! We're so excited to share this with you! Honeysuckle has been chosen as the color of the year! A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is both encouraging and uplifting. The intensity that this festive color has both allures and engages us. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for it's associate delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of Spring and Summer.

Honeysuckle provides a healthy glow and is both striking and extremely eye-catching! A flattering color for weddings, Honeysuckle is now one of the nearly 200 PANTONE WEDDING Colors available from Dessy. We adore this color and we hope you do too! There are just so many beautiful ways to use this color in weddings! I personally love this color paired with antique gold, slate gray or even chocolate brown. The possibilities are endless. We are loving this year's new 'it' color! Check out some of our palettes that include this shade!

1. Spring is in the Air, 2. A Sweet Soiree 3. Love Sweet Love
Want to hear more about Pantone's top color choices for this year? Click here to read about the top 10 Pantone Colors for Spring 2011!

January 24, 2011

{By Request}: Pretty in Pink

January 24, 2011

{Light Pink, Mauve, Antique Gold, Blush Pink & Ivory}

When I got the request to put together this palette, I instantly started dreaming about all the pretty ideas that I could use! Shannon wrote to me about her Spring wedding and spoke about how she wanted her wedding to feel like a fairytale. Pink symbolizes love, beauty, romance, and definitely has a very feminine feel to it. Simply put, this is a palette that would look beautiful paired with all things fancy & dainty. I imagined a wedding with fine china, beautiful lace overlays & gorgeous attention to detail. I would definitely choose ornate stationery and hire a professional Calligrapher to address my envelopes. I'd choose a script that was feminine with lots of movement. With a soft palette like this one, it's all about the little details. Since you don't have big bold color to rely on to make a statement, it's all about finding small ways to express yourself. 

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{top row}: bridal bouquets, so so in love, pretty pink martinis, bubble chewing bride,{middle row}: silverware, adorable stationery, clutch, invitations, groomsmen details,{bottom row}: bride on bench, table setting, newlyweds in love, pink yummy cookies.

Details We Love
Pink Martinis & Bubble Gum Chewing Bride

This combination of pink, mauve and gold conveys a soft elegance that makes for easy ambiance. I'm loving the pink martinis, the stunning bridal bouquets and that elegant place setting. Oh, and who isn't loving this bubble gum chewing bride? PS: Want to make a request? Check out the 'Request a Palette' tab above and tell me all about your upcoming wedding, the color palette you're considering and all the little details you're dreaming of! We will choose one lucky Perfect Palette reader a week to create a custom inspiration board for in a little series we will call "By Request"

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January 22, 2011

{Bridesmaid Style} Black is Classic!

January 22, 2011
Lots of new things are going on here at the Perfect Palette and we're excited to share with you a new series we'll be doing! I'll be carefully selecting some of my favorite accessories and sharing them with you by color in a series I'd like to call, Bridesmaid Style!

My hope is to show you how easy & fun it is to accessorize your bridesmaids!

1. Little Black Dress, 2. Black Clutch, 3. Black Earrings, 4. Bracelet, 5. Black Heels.
heck out our Black Palettes here.

January 16, 2011

Top 10 PANTONE Colors!

January 16, 2011
Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color has announced their Top 10 Pantone Colors for Spring 2011! This list was carefully chosen by New York Fashion Designers! I wanted to take a moment to share these colors with you because #1, I think the choices really are beautiful and # 2, I think that if you're a Spring bride and you're still trying to figure out the perfect palette for you, you might want to consider these!

Honestly, there are so many great palettes to be made among these 10 fun colors! Here are some of the Spring Boards that I've made in the past that include some of these great Spring colors!

Lavender & Silver Cloud {credits here}
Honeysuckle & Russet {credits here}

Beeswax & Silver Cloud {credits here}Coral Rose & Blue Curacao {credits here}

Honeysuckle & Silver Cloud {credits here}

I hope you are loving the top 10 Spring Pantone colors as much as I am! And remember, what's best is that if you do choose any of the Pantone colors to be a part of your palette, you can easily accessorize your wedding by shopping Pantone Wedding by Dessy! They have bridesmaid's dresses & all kinds of accessories for your bridal party! So tell me, what colors are you using for your wedding this Spring?

January 14, 2011

{By Request}: Lipstick Stain! Cranberry & Cheesecake!

January 14, 2011

{Cranberry & Cheesecake}

Pomegranate has to be one of the best shades of red, and the fruit itself makes a great element to carry throughout a wedding! Pomegranate placecards by Martha Stewart are simply charming while cheescake topped with pomegranate is nothing less than decadent! If you're a red lipstick wearing gal like myself, then you'll love this look! Subtly vintage inspired with a very timeless appeal, this beautiful shade of pomegranate goes so effortlessly with this creamy shade of ivory!

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top row: pomegranate place cards, kisses, cheesecake, cranberry fashion blouse,
middle row: stationery, calligraphy, red clutch, fashion earrings, linen coasters,
bottom row: fruit, strapless champagne bridal gown, designer shoes, bridesmaid.

Details We Love
Pomegranate Placecards by Martha Stewart & Cranberry Blouse
It's rich, it's romantic and it's so easy to pull together! Bring this palette to life with handcrafted items found from our friends at Etsy! I'm picturing this wedding reception out somewhere far from the hustle and bustle of the city, somewhere quaint and secluded. But just because you are out in the middle of now where does it mean that you have to skimp on the ambiance! This wedding is radiating elegance!

January 13, 2011

{Sponsored Post}: Introducing Daisy Days!

January 13, 2011

Today I have a Sponsor Introduction that is long overdue! We are so excited to introduce you to one of our favorite wedding resources, Daisy Days! Daisy Days is a really great place to shop for wedding invitations, accessories, favors & even gifts. Check out some of my favorites from their collection!

{Twin Rose Bridal Hair Comb & Bird Nest Favors}

You see, Daisy Days truly realizes how stressful planning a wedding can be and so it is their mission to help brides find high-quality and affordable products so that planning your wedding can be a pleasant experience.

{Fan Programs & Love Birds Cake Topper}

So girls and boys, if you are still on the hunt for those perfect invitations or perhaps you're looking for special gifts your bridesmaid's will love...Don't forget to check out Daisy Days! At Daisy Days you will definitely find products you love and at prices you love! So check them out it you haven't already! You'll be glad you did!

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January 11, 2011

{White & Pewter}: A Landscape Blanketed in Snow

January 11, 2011

{White & Pewter}

Here in Georgia, we've had a couple days of heavy snow and a lot of ice! So much so that we've had to stay in, and stay off the roads completely! My husband has been home from work and we've had a lot of unexpected down time! It's been so great!! There's nothing better than a snow day! When I looked out my windows these past couple of days, I had a hard time not imagining a wedding amidst an all white back drop! Sometimes in the absence of color, something really special happens. Imagine a landscape blanketed in snow...a Winter wonderland if you will. A white palette accented only by a hint of pewter, perhaps a little silver. 

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{top row}: bridesmaids, stylish bridal shoes, creative napkin tag, vintage gown, {middle row}: china bowls, snowflake cake topper, keys, bridal clutch, earrings, {bottom row}: angel food cakes, groomsmen, lemonade straw flags, bridal veil.

Details We Love
Vintage Bridal Gown & Bridal Shoes
I don't know about you, but I'm really loving this look. It's clean and sophisticated and depending on your style, it can be perceived as either modern or traditional. Some of the ideas I'm really loving are those creative napkin tags, those decadent angel food cakes and that vintage bridal veil! Hope you all are staying warm wherever you are!So what do you think about an all white wedding palette? Love to hear your thoughts! It's definitely a sophisticated palette that has all kinds of glamorous appeal. There is so much to love about this all white look! So tell us, what do you think? Too bland for you? Or is it your perfect palette?