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February 28, 2012

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway!} Introducing Audrey Jeanne Roberts!

February 28, 2012
Hi and Happy Tuesday! As promised, I have a very exciting giveaway for you all! Today I'd like to introduce you to one of our newest sponsors, Audrey Jeanne Roberts! Specializing in watercolor, Audrey's elegant designs truly offer a unique alternative for brides and grooms alike. As a licensed artist, Audrey Jeanne Roberts has been privileged to work with more than fifty companies to create thousands of products for the home decor and gift markets. Just one look at Audrey's wedding collection and it's easy to see how talented she is. With a marvelous eye for design and color, Audrey Jeanne Robert's wedding stationery is full of character!


In addition to wedding invitations, Audrey Jeanne Robert's also offers a variety of special wedding event stationery including: Bachelorette Party Invitations, Rehearsal Dinner invitations and Bridal Showers. So no matter what bridal occasion you are looking for, Audrey has a great selection for you! We invite you to hop on over to her shop and check her collection out! Want to win 100 Invitations and coordinating RSVPs? See official rules below and leave a separate comment for each entry!

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Be sure to check back on Friday, March 2nd when a lucky winner will be chosen! Thanks and good luck to all!

February 27, 2012

{Navy + Nautical}: A Palette Navy Blue, Camel + White

February 27, 2012

{Navy Blue, Camel + White}

One thing I've always said was if I could have planned a second wedding {same groom of course}, it would probably would have been a nautical themed wedding. Maybe it's because I simply love the relaxed feeling that being by the water brings... Or maybe I happen to be slightly obsessed with sailboats and seashells? Whatever the case may be... one thing is for sure! I love this palette and I'm absolutely smitten with the overall feeling it captures.

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Details We Love
Striped Dress + Save the Dates by Swiss Cottage Designs + Love Jenna
Admittedly, stripes are another love of mine right now. I think the visual impact that they have really makes them great. Plus, who doesn't love the idea of incorporating subtle nods to a nautical theme throughout your wedding day decor? It's the sort of theme where you can really pull off a sort of casual elegance that you might not see elsewhere. So what do you think? Are you liking these ideas?

February 24, 2012

The Perfect Palette: Lemon + Mint

February 24, 2012
Since I'm officially suffering from Spring fever, I thought it would be fun to put a post together sharing with you one of my favorite palettes for Spring! Recently featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, this lovely little duo simply has stolen my heart. Lemon and mint truly do go hand in hand... wouldn't you agree?







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I think what I love most about these colors is the fact that you can't exactly take them too seriously. They truly are bursting at the seams with what I like to call the 'fun factor'. Plus there are just so many fun things you can do with these colors. I'm loving the looks of those centerpieces and bridesmaid dresses! Talk about fun and flirty! Such a fresh palette! And definitely one that you don't see often at weddings. So tell me... are you loving the looks of this perfect palette?

February 23, 2012

5 Festive Ways to Use Bunting in Your Wedding

February 23, 2012
Looking for a way to create a festive atmosphere full of fun? Perhaps you're in the midst of planning your wedding or maybe you're the maid of honor and you're looking for a way to liven up a shower you're planning for the bride-to-be? Whatever the case may be, I happen to think that bunting is a really fun way to achieve a festive feeling when it comes to dressing up a space. And who would have imagined that there were so many ways to use bunting? Whether you overlap your bunting or drape it from the ceiling, one thing is for sure... It's a simple way to add a touch of fun!


I don't know about you, but I love the looks of this space and I can imagine that this blue decor would look absolutely beautiful for a shower!


Planning a simple outdoor affair? Unimpressed by the lack of ambiance? Why not drape bunting from a tented ceiling? It's an easy and inexpensive way to add a little color!


I love the example above because it shows you how you can use bunting in an elegant setting. Often times I think people reserve this type of decor for more of a casual setting. But it's not necessary if you ask me! As you can see, these little pops of color really add to the reception.


Looking for another way that you can use bunting in your wedding? Why not have your baker incorporate it into your wedding cake design?


It's little details like these that will truly add a touch of fun and whimsy to your wedding or event. So what do you think about this type of decor? Are you seeing how bunting can instantly transform a wedding reception or party? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

February 21, 2012

{Pretty in Peach}: A Palette of Peach, Gray + Latte

February 21, 2012

{Shades of Peach, Gray, Latte + Latte}

When it comes to finding the perfect color palette for your upcoming wedding... you might feel absolutely overwhelmed when it comes to choosing colors. This is simply because this decision ultimately determines so many other choices. Before you can choose a wedding cake design, bridesmaids dresses or even your floral arrangements, a color palette must be chosen. But how's a girl to choose? Well, although I can't make the decision for you... I do want to remind you that although it is a very big decision when it comes to wedding planning, it doesn't have to be difficult. Simply choose colors that you compliment your reception space as well as the season.

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Details We Love
Newlyweds in Love + Striped Straws

For instance, this pretty palette of peach and gray would compliment weddings planned for Spring and/or Summer. It isn't difficult to add a little pizazz to your day. Simply coordinate all of the little details in your chosen palette. Sounds easy peasy, right? Well, I'm here to tell you that it can be. There's no reason to fret over colors! Just choose the colors that speak to you.

February 14, 2012

{Happy Valentine's Day}: A Palette of Reds + Pinks

February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day, lovelies! For me, Valentine's Day has always been a day set aside to remind the people in my life just how much I love them. A sweet handmade card, a batch of yummy treats, maybe a nice dinner out? I don't know about you but I've always been a sucker for Valentine's Day. And although gifts and special dinners are nice, ultimately it's always just nice to be reminded that you're loved. Am I right? Today I am also reminded that yesterday actually marked the Perfect Palette's 3rd birthday! Wow!! It's kind of hard to believe how much this little blog has grown. Furthermore, it's just absolutely nuts to think about how my life has changed behind the scenes since starting this blog.



I was newly engaged when I had the idea to start my blog. In the last three years, I got married to the love of my life, we purchased our first home, we had our first son who is now 18 months and we're now expecting twins this July. Not to mention the fact that I was able to turn my blog {and my passion} into my fulltime gig.

I'll always be forever grateful to my sweet and loyal readers who enabled me to do just that. My life has truly changed for the better since starting The Perfect Palette. And so because of that, I'd like to take today to remind you how much you are loved! There's nothing more sweet than being able to wake up each day and do something you absolutely adore. And thankfully, I have sweet readers like you to share my ideas with. I hope your day is filled with reminders that you're loved...because you are!

February 13, 2012

{Sweet Romance}: A Palette of Purples, Pinks + Grays

February 13, 2012

{Fig, Gray, Camel, Blush + White}

Well, hello there friends. And happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I thought I'd put together a romantic palette full of ultra sweet details. Looking for a color palette that exudes passion and beauty? Why not consider a palette of purples, pinks and grays? I personally am loving these gorgeous pops of color. And I seriously can't get enough of these big, beautiful blooms!

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Details We Love
Gown by Papilio + Invitation by Wedding Paper Divas

Want to know what I also love? Yep, that's right... I love color! And these colors are no exception. I love this vibrant shade of purple so much that I've long been forecasting this color as one of this year's ''it'' colors. Pair it with soft blush pink, and a touch of gray and what do you get? A romantic palette full of pretty details. I think what I love most about this palette has to be that gorgeous wedding gown by designer Papilio as well as this floral invitation by Wedding Paper Divas. So answer me this... who else is loving these sweet shades?

February 9, 2012

{Pretty Party Palette}: Dusty Teal, Dusty Aqua, Antique Gold + White

February 9, 2012

{Dusty Teal, Dusty Aqua, Antique Gold + White}

When it comes to finding a pretty palette for your wedding and/or event, you might find yourself feeling at a loss. What colors should you choose? Where should you start? What colors would be appropriate for the season? Well, I'm here to tell you that it can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! I'm not sure how you feel about shades of aqua and antique gold? But to me, this is just the kind of color palette that I like to see being used for the Spring and Summer months. These colors just go hand in hand! {continued...}

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Details We Love
Lovely Heels + Sweet Flower Girl Dress
Plus who could resist details like these? I am absolutely in love with this precious little flower girl! And take a look at these beautiful accessories! The heels, the clutch and that absolutely stunning organdy corsage really bring this palette together in such a way that can only be described as beautiful. I love how light and airy this feels. So tell me.. are you liking the way that these colors pair up with one another?

February 6, 2012

{Vintage Lovelies}: A Palette of Shades of Red + White

February 6, 2012

{Shades of Red + White}

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had an absolutely fabulous weekend. I'm feeling optimistic today and looking forward to a great week. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd kick things off by putting together a monochromatic color palette featuring shades of red and white. I don't know about you, but I've always been a huge fan of the color red. There have even been times that I've deemed this rich and vibrant shade my ''signature color.'' And while I would not consider red my all time favorite color, it's definitely in my top 5. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Red Lipstick and Old Fashioned Phone

Because what's not to love about red? There are just so many fun things you can do with this color. I especially love the color red in weddings when combined with a subtle vintage inspired theme. Nothing says classic like a pop of red. So tell me... do you find yourself fancying red? Maybe you're considering it for your wedding? Or perhaps you're like me in that you're more inclined to use it in your wardrobe or in your home?

February 3, 2012

{Mint to Be}: A Palette of Mint + White

February 3, 2012

{Muted Mint + White}

Happy Friday, color lovers! I hope you all had a lovely week of wedding planning! So sorry I haven't been posting as often as usual. It's just that this first trimester has been a little more challenging for me than my last pregnancy. I suppose since we're expecting twins, it's safe to say that I'm experiencing double the symptoms! I'm happy to report, however, that both twins are looking healthy and growing just as they should! I'm also happy to report that I'm officially in the second trimester now. Gosh, how time flies!

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Details We Love
Paper Cup + Ruffled Headband by Flora Bond

So tell me what did you get into this week? Have you crossed any exciting things off your to-do list? Since I too am in a planning mode of sorts I definitely am reminded of my wedding planning days and how there was always something to do. Have you finalized your color choices? Oh, and how do you feel about these colors? Are you loving mint like I am right about now? Mint really is a lovely wedding color and I don't know what it is about it, but I'm sort of in love. It's just one of those colors that I can't get enough of.

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