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October 31, 2011

{Happy Halloween!}: Orange, Black + White

October 31, 2011

{Orange, Black + White}

Happy Halloween! I don't know about you, but Halloween always brings out the kid in me. Halloween, for me, brings back so many memories... I remember dressing up in my mom's handmade costumes year after year. I remember running around my old neighborhood with glow sticks in hand, and most of all I remember coming home with a pillowcase full chocolate & sugary goodness! This board is for all of those who are considering having a Halloween wedding! In my design, I incorporated all of the fun Halloween motifts. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Pumpkins + BOO
Starting out, I knew I wanted the board to feel fun & festive but at the same I wanted there to be an element of sophistication. Some of my favorite ideas in this board include the mashed BOO-tatoes paired with the little carrot pumpkins! How cute are those? In addition, I really love the spooky chandelier and the incorporation of the silhouettes! And check out that dessert display! Candy corn, caramel apples and Halloween treats never looked so good! I'll be dressing up my little man tonight for Halloween! He's going as Peter Pan! So tell me, what will you be getting into?

October 28, 2011

{A Spooky Soiree}: A Palette of Orange, Black + White!

October 28, 2011

I've always been one to really look forward to Halloween. I remember as a little girl it was always such a fun day and one that I anticipated greatly. I guess some things just don't change. I still really look forward to Halloween what with all the fun decorations, the creative costumes and of course all the candy! And now that I have a little one, it's even more exciting for me. So today I thought I would send you into the weekend with some of my favorite Halloween ideas for entertaining. From mashed BOO-tatoes to candy corn pudding, these ideas are perfect for your upcoming spooky soiree...












{credits print. flags. newlyweds. BOO-tatoes. tealights. entry. table. pudding. print. display. balloons. banner. cake. lace pumpkin}

So tell me, what are you doing this Halloween? Will you be going to a Halloween party perhaps? Or maybe you're looking forward to staying at home and passing out candies to all the kids? I'm surely looking forward to seeing all the fun and creative costumes this year. And of course I'm really looking forward to dressing up my little one! Like these ideas? Well, if you'd like to see more of my favorite Halloween ideas, I invite you to hop on over to my Facebook page here!

October 27, 2011

{Sponsored Post}: Introducing Paper Themes!

October 27, 2011


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Not only can they take care of all your stationery needs, but their website also includes wedding planning tools to assist you with everything from to-do lists, to help and advice with speeches and etiquette as well as access to a directory of everything you need from bridal shops and cake makers local to you. Their product range includes everything from invites to place cards to DIY kits that include ribbons and embellishments, to extras such as cake boxes! Trust me, you really have to see their website to appreciate the vast array of products they offer! So hop on over to Paper Themes to see what all the fuss is about!

October 26, 2011

{Color Your Wedding Beautiful}: Chartreuse, Gray + White

October 26, 2011
Chartreuse has long been a favorite color of mine. I guess you could say it's always been one of my ''go-to'' colors for so many things. Why has it always been a favorite of mine, you ask? Well, to me chartreuse is just a color you don't see all of the time. It's bright and vibrant and definitely has a very celebratory feeling associated with it. Plus I just think it is a wonderful color that is often overlooked when it comes to events and weddings. I love this color for Spring or Summer, but I definitely can see this palette looking fabulous for Fall too...

1. pretty bride 2. fashion clutch 3. florals 4. newlyweds

So what do you think about the color chartreuse? Are you a fan? Do you own anything that is this color? And most importantly, might you consider a color like this for your upcoming wedding? I hope that you won't overlook this amazing color. Here I'm showing it with shades of gray and white. Such a sophisticated look with all kinds of potential if you ask me!

October 25, 2011

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway Winner!}: MagnetStreet Weddings

October 25, 2011

Thanks to everyone who entered the recent giveaway we hosted for MagnetStreet Weddings! We definitely loved the response and it was really great to see which designs you loved the most! Today is the big day that we announce the winner of the 150 save the dates!

So without further ado... the winner of the MagnetStreet Weddings giveaway is Alli! Congrats Alli! Please be on the look out for an email from our friends over at MagnetStreet!

{Blooms}: A Fall Palette of Orange, Coral, Yellow, Soft Green + Gray

This past weekend we went on our annual trip to the North Georgia mountains to enjoy some Fall fun! Going to the pumpkin patch has got to be one of my favorite things to do during the Fall! Especially now that we have a little one in tow! It was just so nice to enjoy the Fall foliage and spend some time with my family. And of course, being the color lover that I am, I got to thinking about Fall and what color palettes would be amazing for the season. Admittedly, when I came across this bouquet the other day I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.


It's vibrant with orange and coral ... and yet, there's a really subtle variation of grays and soft greens here that blend so nicely, so effortlessly. I think this is a palette that would look incredible for Fall... and even Summer or Spring. There is just so much you could do with this! I'm imagining bridesmaids dressed in gray holding these beautiful vibrant bouquets. What an amazing contrast that would be! I love everything about these colors. I love the fact that they are exuding so much fun. And most importantly, I love that they are a tad different. So what do you think? Are you loving these colors as much as I am?

October 24, 2011

{Fall Palettes} + Our Wedding Anniversary!

October 24, 2011
When it comes to Fall weddings, there really are so many color palettes that just work. Whether you tend to like the more traditional colors or whether you like the more unique palettes, one thing is for sure... Fall definitely is a season that allows for a lot of creativity. Perhaps, that's why I decided to get married in the Fall? Today is actually a very special day for my husband and I... It's our 2 year anniversary today! October 24th, 2009 we said 'I do' up in the North Georgia mountains and we've been having fun ever since! Is it bad that it feels a lot longer than that? I suppose that's what happens when you have a baby by your 1st anniversary :) So tell me... what colors for Fall are you loving this year?



I for one always loved this cranberry palette. Camel makes for a lovely neutral and blends so nicely when cranberry, I think.



However, if you're a yellow lover like I am, you might be finding yourself having a little love affair with yellow and gray? I, myself had the same love affair and almost used this very palette for our wedding day!



Or maybe you're a traditionalist when it comes to Fall colors. You love the vibrant, bold colors like burnt orange and chocolate...


Navy blue offers a different option and I think when combined with antique gold and white, something really unexpected happens. I love how this board evokes a sense of Fall without overdoing things! Or perhaps you're in love with shades of gold combined with latte? I've always thought this palette was perfect for Fall because these colors make it so easy to create that rustic charm that everyone loves and adores!



Whatever colors you find yourself gravitating towards this season, one thing is for sure... you won't be at a shortage for choices! Be sure to check out our 'Palette Library' if you're still on the hunt! Oh, and in case you're wondering... me and the hubby are going on a special date tonight to celebrate our anniversary followed by the much anticipated devouring of our anniversary cake that we ordered from the same bakery who made our actual wedding cake. We. cannot. wait! To put it simply, this cake is life changing! Happy Monday, ALL!

October 21, 2011

{Glitz + Glam}: A Palette of Latte, Antique Gold, Silver + Ivory

October 21, 2011

{Latte, Antique Gold, Silver + Ivory}

When it comes to metallics, nothing makes me happier than to see a palette that incorporates them in such a soft and lovely way. Today's palette comes to us by request and I cannot be more pleased with how these colors are working off of one another. When it comes to Fall and even Winter weddings I often times hear that brides are tired of the traditional Fall colors that we so often see. And although I'll always be a huge fan of the traditional Fall colors, I think there's really something to be said about experimenting with your palette and trying to find colors that you might not necessary see every day. Metallics have always felt special to me and so when I came across these creative ideas I was very excited.

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Details We Love
Lovely Wreath + Bridal Fashion
I think what really works here is that there is a certain softness that's being acheived through the fabric of the gowns as well as the accessories...like that ostrich feathered clutch, for instance. And then those softer elements are being complimented with some contrasting colors as well as textures. I'm loving the wreath and it's simple presentation and I can definitely imagine wreaths like those being hung on church doors or even in a reception space. So tell me, what colors are you finding yourself gravitating towards this season?

October 20, 2011

{Giveaway}: MagnetStreet Weddings

October 20, 2011
Well, hello there, lovelies! Today I'm especially excited because I have a really great giveaway to share with you! Let me ask you this...are you still on the look out for the perfect save the dates? Or maybe you're looking for some beautiful wedding invitations that will capture the colors for your wedding perfectly? 

Well, I definitely recommend you taking a look at the lovely designs by MagnetStreet Weddings! They're collection is seriously lovely and what I love most is that each design can be easily customized with your colors, photos, fonts and wording! Want a chance to win 150 FREE Save the Dates? See below for details.


WIN 150 Save the Dates (a value of $179. Also would include free UPS ground shipping).

Contest Rules:
* This giveaway is open to ALL official followers of the Perfect Palette. Please be sure to ''follow'' us on Google Friend Connect by clicking on the blue button that says ''Join this Site.'' {see left hand column}

1. For your first entry, hop on over to MagnetStreet Weddings and check out ALL of the lovely Save the Date designs! Once you've found your favorite, come back to this post and let us know which design you love most and how you'd customize it to make it yours? What colors would you use? {please be sure to include your email address}.

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A winner will be chosen on October 25th! So good luck and thanks always for reading!

October 18, 2011

{S'mores}: Shades of Chocolate, Latte + Camel

October 18, 2011
Since I'm clearly on a Fall kick here lately, it got me to thinking about all of the really fun foods you can make during this time of the year. And more specifically, it got me thinking about Fall wedding foods in particular. Who isn't loving the sounds of smores cupcakes? I mean, really? What a truly genius idea. I first gave this recipe a try several years ago and have since made them several times. They are always such a hit during the Fall! A delicious chocolate cupcake is paired with light and fluffy marshmallowy frosting and then topped with the traditional elements of s'mores! Graham crackers and chocolate!

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If you're a foodie like me, then you're already sitting there thinking... where is the recipe, Chrissy? Don't worry! I wouldn't dare share these without least telling you where you could find the recipe! You can find it here. Oh, and if you're interested in seeing more of my favorite wedding food and drink ideas, definitely be sure to check out my 'Wedding Food and Drink' board on Pinterest. And if it's just cupcakes that you're into...don't worry I've got you covered! Check out my 'Cupcake Love' board while you're at it. PS. It's the end of the day now and I'm just now hearing that today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Wow! I guess celebrated without even knowing!

{Winner Announced}: Gemvara



Thanks to ALL who recently entered the giveaway we hosted for Gemvara! It was so much fun seeing all of the unique designs you customized! And we absolutely loved the response! So without further ado we'd like to announce the winner of the $200 Gift Card to Gemvara!

'Mandy and Justin' you are the winners~! Please be on the look out for an email from us!

*Do you have a product and/or service that you're interested in having us introduce to the readers of the Perfect Palette? For a media kit and advertising rates, please send us an email at chrissy@theperfectpalette.com.

October 17, 2011

{It's Fall Y'all}: A Palette of Burnt Orange, Chocolate, Latte + Ivory

October 17, 2011

{Burnt Orange, Chocolate, Latte + Ivory}

It's Fall, Y'all! Admittedly, my most favorite time of the year! What do I love most about Fall? Well, the truth is that I have an entire list of activities that I look forward to! From apple picking to going to the pumpkin patch to baking pies... the list really goes on and on! Especially, since we now have a little one to enjoy in all of the festivities. Next weekend my little family and I will be heading up to the North Georgia mountains to not only take part in all of the fun Fall festivities, but also to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. It's definitely a special place for us up there - since that's not only where we got engaged, but we also got married up there in the Fall. We're so looking forward to taking our little one to the pumpkin patch and maybe on a hay ride? {continued...}

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Details We Love
Bridesmaid Dresses + Table Decor

I suppose that's what I really love most about Fall. For me, it's always been such a great time for family and togetherness. So that's why I think that having a Fall wedding is just the perfect thing. And although I love to put together palettes that are a little unexpected, I think that there's really something to be said about the traditional Fall colors. They're warm, they're inviting and quite simply, they work beautifully together. So tell me, what are you looking forward to this Fall?

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