March 30, 2012

{Winner Announced}: Marolsha

March 30, 2012
Just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who entered the recent giveaway we hosted for Marolsha! So many fabulous entries! We loved reading your comments and it was exciting to hear about where you'd love be wearing the lovely necklace should you be chosen the lucky winner! So without further ado, we'd like to announce that the winner of this week's giveaway is Stephanie! Thanks everyone and be sure to swing by weekly for more exciting giveaways!

{The Perfect Palette}: Spring Break

I've always loved this dreamy shade of aqua. And it's surely one of my favorite colors for Spring. What happens when this amazing color is combined with shades of peach, pops of yellow and pinches of blue and orange? Go ahead and see for yourself! Pretty beautiful... am I right?


What's not to love about this absolutely gorgeous blend of color? It's simply swoon worthy if you ask me. Oh, and it just so happens to put me in a Spring break kind of mind frame. What about you? Do you fancy these fabulous colors for Spring? Oh, and does anyone have any exciting plans for the break?

March 29, 2012

{Spring Shades}: Shades of Orange, Green + White

March 29, 2012

{Shades of Orange, Green + White}

When it comes to color, do you find yourself attracted to bold color palettes that surprise you? You know... these are the sort of colors that make your head turn. You know the ones. These are the sort of colors that make you step back and say ''wow, I would have never even thought to use those colors together, but surprisingly I like it.'' And maybe you take the leap and actually use said ''unique'' palette or maybe you simply admire it from afar. Either way, you've opened your mind to something a tad unexpected and that feels good...doesn't it? {continued...}

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{top row}: lovely bouquet, cake by a bryan photo, newlyweds,
{bottom row}: via prettynecklaces, peach cocktail, calligraphy, bouquet.

Details We Love
Cake Design + Lovely Bouquet
I for one have seen my fair share of peach and green weddings, but have you seen too many bright green and orange weddings? Nope... me either. I think what works with bright, bold palettes like these is when you're able to strike a balance between big bold statements and softer elements. For instance, take this cake design for example. It's a tad on the bold side, but it ties into the overall look for the day and is softened by other elements like this romantic bouquet.

March 27, 2012

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Marolsha

March 27, 2012


Hi friends, and happy Tuesday! As promised, today I have a very exciting giveaway for you all! Brides, are you finding it difficult to find the perfect bridesmaid jewelry or even bridal jewelry for yourself? Gosh, I remember those days all too well! Well, today I'm so excited to introduce you to one of our newest sponors, Marolsha! Marolsha is an online shop that features a selection of classic, modern and vintage style jewelry! Go ahead and take a peek at their lovely collection here. Pretty amazing, right? I'm personally loving their bridal collection! Want a chance to win this lovely necklace? Sure you do! Anyone can enter so see details below.


Official Rules: {leave a separate comment for each entry}
1. To enter, simply leave us a comment letting us know where you'd love to wear this lovely necklace? A night on the town? Dinner with the girls? Your rehearsal dinner maybe? Or perhaps your wedding? {be sure to include your email address}

2. For a second entry, ''like'' us on Facebook. Like Marolsha here and ''like'' the Perfect Palette here.

3. For a third entry, share this giveaway on twitter by tweeting ''I just entered to win this GORGEOUS necklace from Marolsha via @perfectpalette. Enter for your chance to win here - http://ow.ly/9UbHK''
4. And for a fourth entry, simply share this giveaway on Pinterest by pinning the image above and including the following verbiage "'Necklace GIVEAWAY - Enter here for your chance to win - http://ow.ly/9UbHK''

Thanks everyone! And be sure to swing back by here on Friday, March 30th when we'll be selecting one lucky winner!

March 26, 2012

{Ocean Dreams}: Navy Blue, Bright Aqua + White

March 26, 2012

{Navy Blue, Bright Aqua + White}

Each year when the weather turns warm, I always seem to find myself dreaming... Dreaming of lazy days spent at the beach... dreaming of long overdue vacations... and just dreaming of getting away from the daily grind. That's why this palette is near and dear to my heart. It puts me in that ocean dreamin' state of mind. Shades of blue have always reminded me of the ocean....and there's no mistaking that they easily go hand in hand. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Lovely Clutches + Navy Bridesmaid Dress

Want to wow your guests at your upcoming beach wedding? Why not use this simple palette of navy blue, bright aqua and crisp white. It's preppy by nature, a tad nautical and all kinds of fun! Plus your bridesmaids will love you for dressing them in navy blue! It's definitely the kind of color you can wear again and again. Plus who isn't loving this dress style? It's so versatile and sweet!

March 23, 2012

{Giveaway Winner}: Nite Owl Studio!

March 23, 2012
Happy Friday! A big thanks goes out to everyone who entered the giveaway we hosted this week for Nite Owl Studio! It was great to read through your comments and see your favorite designs. As promised, today we're announcing the lucky winner! So without further ado, the winner of this fabulous prize package is Kara Marshall. Congrats, Kara...and thanks everyone! Be sure to swing by next week because there's another great giveaway coming your way.

March 21, 2012

{The Perfect Palette's Color of the Year}: Fabulous Fig!

March 21, 2012

{Fig, Shades of Gray + White}

I often times get questioned about what the ''it'' colors are for the season... and furthermore everyone always wants to know what I think this year's absolute hottest color for weddings is or will be? So I thought, why not come up with my top 10 wedding color picks for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter? Would you be interested in seeing my picks? Well, stay tuned because I'm putting together my current list for Spring. Oh, and because I'm sure the suspense is killing you... today I'd like to announce my top overall pick for weddings in 2012! So without further ado, the Perfect Palette's Color of the Year is fig! {continued...}

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Details We Love
Clutches + Bridesmaid Dress

Fig is such a fabulous color, so it's no wonder why it made it's way to the #1 spot on my list for 2012 weddings! I simply love how vibrant it is and furthermore I think it's a color you can use year round for weddings. It pairs effortlessly with shades of gray, but I can also see this color pairing nicely with shades like navy blue or even a neutral like camel. Fig is a fun color that also has a sort of unmatched elegance and personally I think it has the ''it'' factor. So tell me what you think? Are you liking The Perfect Palette's Color of the Year?

March 20, 2012

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Introducing Nite Owl Studio!

March 20, 2012
As promised, today I have a very exciting giveaway and sponsor introduction to share with you all! With a colorful collection that is both eye catching and beautiful, Nite Owl Studio has a passion for creating unique and stylish special occasion designs for all of life's memorable moments! Offering complete ensembles for weddings, I think what I love most about Nite Owl Studio is their creative use of color and pattern within their designs. Go ahead and take a peek at their collection here. Their designs are truly the perfect blend of fun and elegance!


With the ability to create entire wedding ensembles, Nite Owl Studio can create place cards, menu cards, table numbers, programs, wedding party gifts... the possibilities are truly endless! Want a chance to win a prize package with a retail value of $400? Of course you do! See details below.

{Prize Package}: 100 invitations, 100 RSVP cards, a 100 pack of enclosure cards and a 100 pack of favor tags or stickers. (approx retail value about $400).


Official Rules: {leave separate comment for each entry}

1. To enter, simply hop over to Nite Owl Studio and select the design that you love the most. Once you find something you like, simply leave us a comment below sharing which design you'd select should you be chosen the winner of this fabulous prize package! {be sure to include your email address}

2. For a second entry, ''like'' us on Facebook. Like Nite Owl Studio here... AND Like The Perfect Palette here.


3. For a third entry, share this giveaway on twitter by tweeting..."I just entered to win a fabulous wedding prize package from @niteowlstudio via @perfectpalette. Enter here to win - http://ow.ly/9LnYu''

4. And for a fourth entry, simply share this giveaway on Pinterest by pinning the image above and including the following... ''Wedding GIVEAWAY - Enter here for your chance to win -http://ow.ly/9LnYu''

Thanks everyone! And be sure to swing back by on Friday, March 23rd when we'll be selecting one lucky winner!

March 19, 2012

{Color Crush}: Navy Blue, Shades of Pink + White

March 19, 2012

{Navy Blue, Shades of Pink + White}

Happy Monday, color lovers! I hope you all had a nice weekend! I for one had a very productive one filled with the perfect amount of downtime. Don't you just love it when you come back from the weekend feeling absolutely rested and energized? Here lately I've been falling more in more in love with this palette of navy blue and pink. Don't you just think that these colors make the perfect pairing? They go hand in hand if you ask me. It's just the right balance between masculine and feminine if you ask me. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Lovely Bridesmaid and Centerpiece

Navy blue always seem to carry along that preppy vibe that I so love and adore. Throw in polka dots and stripes and the combination of fun bridal accessories like these bridesmaid necklaces and bowties and you have yourself the makings of a really fun wedding day look! What do you think about how pink and navy blue work together? I think it's safe to say that for me, this palette had me at hello.

March 16, 2012

{Giveaway Winner}: Dawn Correspondence!

March 16, 2012


Hi everyone! Just wanted to take a second to announce the winner of the Dawn Correspondence giveaway we hosted this week! It was so great to hear about your favorites from their collection and we truly thank everyone who took the time to enter. So without further ado, we'd like to announce that the winner is Melissa W. Thanks again to all and be sure to swing back by next week for another great giveaway!

March 15, 2012

{Lucky in Love}: Shades of Green + White

March 15, 2012

{Shades of Green + White}

Hi there friends! I hope you all have had a really great week! As we head into the weekend, I'm reminded that it's almost St. Patrick's Day! Gosh, this year is just flying by! Admittedly, St. Patty's Day has always been a special day for me. Not just because I love all the fun traditions and the fact that it's the perfect day to celebrate my love for the color green. But also because it was on St. Patrick's Day that I met my now husband - 5 years ago on the seventeenth of March! Man, time flies when you're having fun. It surely doesn't feel like 5 years have gone by. In any case, it's no secret that we both consider ourselves very lucky! Lucky to have found one another, lucky to have met and lucky to have a love like we do. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Shamrock + Pretty Bride
So tell me... do you feel lucky this year? And if so... what do you feel the most lucky for? Oh, and tell me what do you think about this green palette? I happen to love the color green and think it's such a fun color! It's definitely underused if you ask me... plus Spring is the perfect time to use it! So if you're planning a Spring wedding, a palette of shades of green just might be the perfect palette for you!

March 14, 2012

The Perfect Palette Named #1 Most Followed Brand on Pinterest!

March 14, 2012
A couple of weeks ago The Perfect Palette had the honor of being named the #1 Most Followed Brand on Pinterest by Zoomsphere, the authority of social media influence tracking! Go ahead and take a peek here. Pretty amazing, right? Well, after this list was published a whole slew of articles were published including this one. Mashable was quoted as saying that, ''The Perfect Palette is far and away the largest brand on Pinterest with more than 240,000 followers.''

To say that I've been on cloud 9 ever since would definitely be an understatement! Because, um hello? Have you taken a look at this list? Other brands that made the list include Etsy, Real Simple, HGTV, Kate Spade, Better Homes and Gardens... just to name a few. And being at the very top of a list that includes brands as amazing as these...well, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a huge smile on my face!!

I surely think that my success on Pinterest is a testament of how today's bride is planning her wedding. Almost gone are the days that brides are clipping out photos of their favorite cake designs from magazines and storing them in big fat binders. Platforms like Pinterest have surely made it easy to collect, share and dream! I love being a part of such a wonderfully creative community and it truly is an honor to have been named the #1 Most Followed Brand on Pinterest! Want to see what I'm pinning? Click here.

March 13, 2012

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Introducing Dawn Correspondence!

March 13, 2012

Today I'm absolutely thrilled to introduce to you one of our newest sponsors, Dawn Correspondence! With a collection that combines both creativity and beauty, each design is clearly created with attention to detail and care. A wedding and event paperie, Dawn Correspondence takes pride in being able to offer completely customizable designs. I personally love that the owner of this shop takes the time to work one-on-one with every couple to ensure that each selected design reflects their individual style.




Want to know what I love most about this shop? That would definitely be the fact that each design can be created into an entire ensemble of paper goods! Looking to have a cohesive design implemented throughout your entire wedding day? Dawn Correspondence can create place cards, thank you cards, table numbers, programs, favor tags... you name it! Plus, in addition to wedding stationery, Dawn Correspondence also creates custom invitations for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and bachelorette parties. Want to win a $75 gift card to this fabulous shop? Of course you do! See details below.

Official Rules: {leave separate comment for each entry}
1. To enter, simply hop over to Dawn Correspondence and select the design you love the most. Once you find something you like , leave us a comment below sharing what you'd spend your $75 gift card on should you win. {be sure to include your email address}

2. For a second entry, ''like'' us on Facebook. Like Dawn Correspondence here AND Like The Perfect Palette here.

3. For a third entry, share this giveaway on twitter by tweeting..."I just entered to win $75 gift card from @dawncorrespond via @perfectpalette. Enter here for your chance to win - http://ow.ly/9CJMy''

4. And for a fourth entry, simply share this giveaway on Pinterest by pinning an image from this post and including the following... ''Wedding GIVEAWAY - Enter here for your chance to win - http://ow.ly/9CJMy''

Thanks everyone! And be sure to swing back by on Friday, March 16th when we'll be selecting one lucky winner.

March 12, 2012

5 Spring Inspired Centerpieces

March 12, 2012
Happy Monday, color lovers! And how are you on this beautiful morning? I'm not sure how the weather is where you're at, but I just have to say that this weekend was absolutely lovely here in Georgia. The temperature was just perfect, the sky was the most beautiful shade of blue, and the trees are in full bloom here. And even though it may not officially be Spring, it seriously feels that way! Plus, who doesn't love being able to throw open the windows and hear the birds sing? When it comes to color, I'm all about drawing inspiration from the season. So I thought why not share with you some of my favorite Spring inspired centerpieces?





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This is one of my favorite ways to put together fun and inspiring color palettes! All it truly takes is just one photo to inspire an entire wedding and/or event. So next time you find yourself in a color rut, be sure to look to nature... Look to the season... and look to the colors that ''feel right'' for the weather. I happen to love these colors for Spring and although I can see that some of these palettes would surely work for other seasons, they're definitely the kind of colors that I'm inspired by. So tell me... what color inspire you?

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