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May 31, 2012

Party Pizazz | Tiffany Blue, Chartreuse + White

May 31, 2012

{Tiffany Blue, Chartreuse + White}

Today's color palette is all about fresh pops of color. What happens when fun patterns like chevron and toile are combined? Something absolutely fun and exciting... that's what! I just can’t enough of bold, beautiful combinations and today is definitely one of those days. I'm absolutely smitten with this gorgeous and vibrant bridesmaid bouquet. And who isn't loving the looks of this invitation?

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Looking to add a little pizazz to your wedding day? Why not accessorize with handmade bridal accessories like this lovely necklace or that chevron patterned clutch? I absolutely love it when an accessory can add a little unexpected flair to a bridesmaid look. Don't you? So tell me... what do you think about this pretty little palette? Might you consider using these colors for Spring or Summer?

May 29, 2012

{Sponsored Post}: Introducing Macy's Wedding Shop!

May 29, 2012


When it comes to wedding planning, nothing excites me more than discovering ways to make planning easier! Because let's face it... wedding planning can be overwhelming. Am I right, ladies? Well, listen here because I'm about to let you in on a very exciting way to make dressing your bridal party a piece of cake. Ever heard of Macy's Wedding Shop? It's the destination for everything wedding - your dress, his suit, their dresses, gifts and more! Not only has Macy's Wedding Registry taken the guess work out of finding the perfect look for everyone in your bridal party, but they've also created a tool called My Bridal Party which allows you to easily shop, create and share head-to-toe outfits with all your friends and family. Have bridesmaids who live in different states? Well, My Bridal Party is definitely for you!



With the My Bridal Party tool, your bridesmaids can easily get involved by chiming in on what they love most and casting their vote for their favorites! It's fun, interactive and quite honestly... so easy! Oh, and I hope this goes without saying, but if you haven't yet registered... I definitely urge you to consider registering with Macy's! Not only do they have all kinds of newlywed essentials, but they also have a pretty sweet rewards program! Macy's Registry Star Rewards program is full of perks designed to help you earn reward dollars each time a gift is purchased off of your registry and/or as you stock up on all your fashion favorites. Receive 5% rewards on all of the registry gifts you receive and 10% rewards on purchases with your Macy's card!



What's not to love? So no matter where you're at in the wedding planning process, I invite you to hop on over to Macy's Wedding Registry and take a closer look at all of the amazing ways that Macy's has made shopping for your wedding a little more sweet! Believe me... you'll thank me later!

May 25, 2012

Fabulous Fuchsia | A Palette of Fuchsia, Pink + White

May 25, 2012

{Fuchsia, Shades of Pink + White}

As Summer approaches, I'm definitely finding myself falling more in more in love with all shades of pink. Because what's not to like about these ultra-girly colors? They are truly the perfect blend of fabulous and fun... wouldn't you agree? This year I'm really liking this new ombre color trend that we're seeing featured in this floral aisle presentation. It's such a fun color trend if you ask me. What's ombre you ask? Well, it's a pretty simple concept, really. It's simply a visual display that shows the progression of one color in various shades. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Ombre Floral + Floral Hair Piece
And as you can see here, it's definitely a really fun way to play with color! I love this palette primarily because it has maintains a certain sophistication while incorporating the perfect balance between softness and boldness. Looking for a fun way to add a little color to your bridesmaid's attire? Why not have them tuck a coordinating flower behind their ear? It's fun details like these that really make for a beautiful day!

May 23, 2012

{Sponsored Post}: Introducing For Her and For Him!

May 23, 2012
For Her and For Him is an online retailer with an amazing collection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and formal wear. Offering dresses that can be custom fitted and providing more than 40 colors choices, FHFH strives to differentiate themselves from competitors by allowing their customers to create their perfect garment. I think what I probably love the most about FHFH is the fact that they've built a solid reputation by providing customizable fashions at affordable prices.

And guess what? After a successful year of business, For Her and For Him has decided to host the biggest sale to date! To thank loyal customers and celebrate the launch of the new site, FHFH is offering up to 30% off when you buy multiple bridesmaid dresses! And with bridal season just kicking off, timing couldn’t be better! Take a peek at some of their lovely dresses!



Their new site provides more options to their customers than ever. More colors choices are provided for nearly every dress, and now customers can view pictures of any of their new bridesmaid collection in all the color choices. Now, options like adding or removing a train to your dress, or choosing a zip up or lace up back are available for certain dresses as well.



For Her and For Him is offering 15% off the purchase of two bridesmaid dresses, 25% for three to five, and 30% off of six or more. These incredible rates apply for any dress in a bridesmaid collection, and will last from May 15 to June 30, 2012.



To sweeten the deal, For Her and For Him is including their Custom Fit service free of charge with any purchase of more than one bridesmaid dress. Using up to 14 measurements, FHFH will custom tailor ever dress to fit your body perfectly, no matter your shape or size. Oh, and what could be better than free express shipping for any product purchased during the promotion, including bridal gowns and accessories? Celebrate the Release of the New For Her and For Him Website and Dress Collections with up to 30% off! With the promotional prices, free custom fit, and free shipping, these deals aren’t made to last! So hurry over to Forherandforhim.com before June 31 st to take advantage of this incredible deal!

May 21, 2012

{Glitz + Glam}: A Palette of Gold, Black + White

May 21, 2012

{Gold, Black + White}

Nothing says sophistication and beauty like black paired with gold. When it's a swanky and modern vibe you're going for, why not use a striking color palette like this one? I see this as the perfect palette for a Fall or Winter bride. I don't know about you, but nothing says fun like pulling out my little black dress and accessorizing with all kinds of glitzy gold jewelry. This palette is all about exuding a sleek, polished and fabulous feel. {continued...}

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Details We Love
Gold Mason Jar + Lovely Bridesmaid Dress

For me, this simple palette of gold and black has always been eye catching. I absolutely love the ornate feeling this has and I'm seriously smitten with the idea of using gold mason jars paired with black and white striped straws. Oh, and I would be completely remiss if I did not mention how gorgeous this dress is. I love the metallic floral detailing. Plus, how sweet is that black getaway car? Pretty sweet if you ask me! So tell me, are you a lover of these colors?

May 18, 2012

{Giveaway Winner}: Invitation Consultants!

May 18, 2012

Hi everyone and happy Friday! Today I get the oh-so-exciting priviledge of announcing the winner of the recent giveaway we hosted for our friends over at Invitation Consultants! A BIG thanks goes out to everyone who entered this giveaway! So without further ado we'd like to extend a sweet congratulations to the winner of this contest... Cassie! Cassie, congratulations! And to everybody else... be sure to swing by weekly for more great giveaways like this!

May 17, 2012

{The Perfect Palette}: I Love Vibrant Colors!

May 17, 2012
I don't know about you, but if there is one sort of color palette that I simply cannot get enough of it would surely have to be vibrant color palettes. Maybe it's because I seem to see the vast amount of possibilities when it comes to wedding and/or party styling when it comes to brighter hues. Or maybe it's because I just love the intensity that these sort of palettes have. Whatever it is... one thing is for sure! I seriously can't get enough of colors like these!


{source: martha stewart weddings}

Plus, who isn't loving gorgeous table setting by Martha Stewart Weddings? I'm absolutely smitten with the different sized aqua vases as well as the bright yellow and red florals. Add in a funky polka dotted runner and a quirky fabric banner and you have the makings of a seriously fun soiree! Such a unique palette - full of unexpected color choices!

May 15, 2012

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Invitation Consultants!

May 15, 2012
Well, hello there color lovers! Remember when I told you that I had some truly awesome giveaways coming your way? Well, get excited because today I bring you this seriously sweet giveaway from my friends over at Invitation Consultants! With a collection of fabulous designs which incorporate amazing colors, beautiful fonts and impeccable quality, I can't say enough about Invitation Consultants. Want a chance to win a charming custom stamp, 25 thank you cards and two luggage tags? Sure you! Look how absolutely fun this collection is!



Official Rules: {leave a separate comment for each entry}

1. To enter, simply leave us a comment letting us know which color ink you would choose for your custom stamp? Check out the color options here. {be sure to include your email address}

2. For a second entry, ''like'' us on Facebook. ''Like'' the Invitation Consultants 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 custom stamp, stationery & luggage tags from @fabulousinvites via @perfectpalette. Enter here http://ow.ly/aV2Bv''

4. And for a fourth entry, simply share this giveaway on Pinterest by pinning the image above and including the following "GIVEAWAY - Enter here for your chance to win a charming custom stamp, 25 thank you cards and 2 luggage tags http://tinyurl.com/78lgu4x'' Thanks everyone! And be sure to swing back by here on Friday, May 18th when we'll be selecting one lucky winner!

May 14, 2012

{Tangerine Tango}: A Palette of Orange + White

May 14, 2012

{Shades of Orange + White}


Well, hello there friends! And Happy Monday! If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you probably already realize that I have a serious soft spot for the color orange. Ever wonder why? Well, the answer is pretty simple. Orange is one of the most vibrant colors there is! Plus, if you ask me I think orange is just the color to use if you're looking to communicate a fun and festive feel. Plus, I'm not alone in my love for this color! Pantone has named this sizzling shade the color of the year! Tangerine Tango is truly a color to be admired! So what better colors to use on the happiest day of your life than shades of orange like these?

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Details We Love
Bridesmaid Dress & Cake by Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes

Celebratory, lively and full of excitement, these are the sort of colors that inspire me. Just look at how gorgeous this cake design is! Absolutely breathtaking, if you ask me. Looking to wow your guests? Why not use a palette that incorporates this fun-filled shade! It's the perfect blend of spicy and sophistication! So tell me... what colors inspire you? And how does this color make you feel?

May 9, 2012

{Sponsored Post}: Michaels! Showcase Your Do-It-Yourself Style!

May 9, 2012


One of the things that I love most about wedding planning is the fact that it enables you to showcase your creativity. I don't know about you, but I myself was definitely what you would call a ''Do-It-Yourself Bride!" From making my own favors to creating all kinds of fun and unique details, I surely aimed to put my own spin and style on every aspect of our wedding day. I took pride in personalizing our wedding day and I think it's pretty safe to say that our guests took notice!  

As I look back on my planning days, one thing I remember clearly is the many trips I would take to my local Michaels craft store. It seems as if every other weekend I was there gathering up supplies for my next project. And lucky for me, they always seemed to have a great selection for all of my crafting needs! And so today I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite do-it-yourself wedding projects inspired by Michaels.

Twine and Yarn Wrapped Glass Vases
First on my list of favorites is this fun and easy idea! Looking for a way to instantly dress up your vases or mason jars? Why not give your wedding style a down-home vibe by wrapping glass jars with jute twine and yarn? Simply finish the look with a stylish shoestring bow and there you go! It's easy as pie and definitely creates a charming presentation. Don't you think? {click here for instructions}


Paper Bag Wedding Favors
Looking for a crafty project idea that's both budget friendly and lovely? These simple favor bags are easily dressed up with ribbon and die-cut paper. Definitely a sweet and simple idea that's full of character and charm. Plus, this is also so very simple to create! {click here for instructions}


Hanging Yarn Lanterns
Looking for a way to wow your guests? Why not light the night with your creativity? Your guests will surely be impressed with these unique wedding lanterns. To make these, all it takes are a few balloons, yarn and Stiffy® Fabric Stiffener! I personally think that these would make a fun and whimsical display. Why not hang them over a dance floor or even from the trees at an outdoor reception? {click here for instructions}


Silver Pail Favors
Looking for a way to incorporate a natural vibe into your wedding day? Try filling silver pails with succulents surrounded with moss and finishing with a decorative ribbon and twine. I love the addition of the monogram here. Such a personal touch if you ask me. Plus these earthly keepsakes are the kind that guests will surely keep long after you say ''I do.'' {click here for instructions}


So there you have it! These are just a few of my favorite projects inspired by Michaels. Looking for all of the supplies to make these projects? Well, look no further because Michaels has everything you need to make your day complete. Think of Michaels as your source for stationery, accessories, favors, d├ęcor and so much more! They truly do make it easy to personalize your special day. Want to see more clever DIY wedding ideas? Be sure to look to their inspiration book at michaels.com. Want to save 20% off your next entire regular price wedding purchase at Michaels, click here to receive the discount coupon!

May 7, 2012

A Sweet Soiree: {Powder Blue, Gray + White}

May 7, 2012
  
{Powder Blue, Gray + White}


Summer weddings are a time for bringing out all kinds of soft and pretty colors. For me, this shade of periwinkle has always had a soft spot in my heart. Perhaps it's because it's a color we don't see very often in weddings? Whatever the case may be... one thing is for sure, I'm smitten with this pretty little palette. Soft, elegant and all kinds of pretty, this is the stuff that Summer weddings are made of.

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Details We Love
Pretty Bouquet and Lovely Accessories

Have you ever found yourself absolutely drawn to a color? Here lately, I just can't get enough of this fun filled shade. Because what's not to love? It's a color that has so many possibilities... plus it's just perfect for the warmer months we're about to head into. So tell me... what color is on your ''it'' list for this season? Are you finding yourself drawn to colors you might not have considered when you first started planning your wedding?

May 2, 2012

{Sponsored Post}: Introducing EraGem Estate Jewelry!

May 2, 2012
Incorporating vintage jewelry into your wedding day attire is definitely a beautiful way to add a touch of character to your special day. EraGem Estate Jewelry is a company that specializes in vintage and antique engagement rings. With a large selection of cocktail rings as well as an impressive men's collection, EraGem has a lovely collection just waiting to be discovered. I think what I love most about this shop is their beautiful selection of colored gemstones. Not only is this collection chock full of intricate and unique designs, but they also have pieces that you just don't see every day.




Time tested antique engagement rings will always be desired. But when an heirloom is not an option....why not start a new family tradition with one of these beautiful antique engagement rings? Although most of their estate, vintage, and antique jewelry items have been previously treasured, these pieces are truly well cared for. So what are you waiting for? Have you taken a peek at this beautiful collection? If not I invite you to hop right on over to see what all the fuss is about! I personally love their sapphire engagement rings and their beautiful collection of vintage brooches.

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