June 26, 2012

{A Striped Affair}: Shades of Blue, Green + White

June 26, 2012

{Navy Blue, Green + White}

Are you still on the hunt for the perfect color palette for your upcoming wedding? Please tell me you've taken a look at this lovely little number. I can't tell you how much I am loving the way that navy blue pairs with green. Preppy, modern and all kinds of pretty - this is the sort of palette I'd love to see used for a sweet Summer wedding. Because what's not to love? {continued...}

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Details We Love
Striped Bridesmaid Attire + Newlyweds

When I first saw the lovely bridesmaid attire pictured above, I have to admit I was instantly drawn to it. "What a unique look for a bridesmaid,'' I thought. Plus, just look at how this simple bouquet compliments the ensemble. Although some might believe that this is a bold choice, I have to say that I can't wait to see more alternative bridesmaid looks! They're fun, they're refreshing, and well... I just can't say enough good things about this look! So what do you think? Could you see your maids wearing something a tad different? Like this?

{giveaway winner}: gabriella new york!


Just wanted to say thanks to all of my lovely readers who took the opportunity to enter the giveaway we hosted for our friends over at Gabriella New York! I think it's safe to say that it was a huge hit! We loved reading over your responses and hearing all about your honeymoon destinations! Unfortunately, we can have only one lucky winner. So without further ado.. the winner of the 'Going to the Chapel' bridal gift set and lace romper is Lindsey Tullman! Congrats, Lindsey!

June 21, 2012

{Derby Days}: Shades of Brown, Ivory + White

June 21, 2012

{Shades of Brown, Ivory + White}

When it comes to wedding themes, I'm not sure about you but I'm actually not really a fan. However, what I do really enjoy seeing is when a bride is able to draw a touch inspiration from the unlikeliest of sources. Take the derby for instance. There's nothing more fun than Derby attire! Have some extra time with your photographer? Why not plan to take a few fun photos? What about dressing up your wedding gown by playing around with some derby inspired accessories? That jacket, those pearls, lace gloves? Oh, and what's not to love about that hat! {continued...}

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Details We Love
Invitation Suite + Derby Attire

Besides beautiful displays of love and affection, this is just the sort of thing I love to see at weddings. Subtle nods to a theme, vintage details and beautiful styling. I love seeing rustic details paired with romantic ones. For instance, take a look at this invitation suite by Papel Press! It's the perfect blend of sophistication and elegance. So what do you think about these colors? Are you liking monochromatic palettes here lately?

June 19, 2012

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Gabriella New York!

June 19, 2012

The belief at Gabriella New York is that shopping for a wedding gown should be memorable, personal and genuinely enjoyable. That's why I can't say enough good things about Gabriella New York! The gracious and knowledgeable staff make it their priority to work with each bride in their intimate and relaxed boutique to help select the perfect gown for each bride. The assortment of beautiful couture gowns, veils and headpieces is truly unique to Gabriella New York and features designers such as Anna Maier Ulla-Maija, Reem Acra, and Amy Kuschel - just to name a few. Want a chance to win a wedding prize package from Gabriella New York? Sure you do! See below for all the lovely details...



{Prize Package}

Gabriella New York is giving away a Zinke Intimates 'Going to the Chapel' Bridal Gift set which includes a lovely silk chiffon garter with champagne ribbon detail, a linen and silk hankie and a linen and silk jewelry bag. In addition, one lucky reader will also receive the 'All Things Nice' Lace Romper by Zinke Intimates. This playful lace halter romper features eyelash fringe at the scalloped V neck, ruffled leg openings and gathered elastic banding at open back. Why not surprise him on your honeymoon?

Official Rules

1. To enter, simply leave us a comment and let us know where you're planning on going on your honeymoon - be sure to include your email address.

2. For a second entry, ''like'' us on Facebook. Like Gabriella New York 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 prize package from @Gabriellabridal via @perfectpalette. Enter for your chance to win http://ow.ly/bFNLn''

4. And for a fourth entry, simply share this giveaway on Pinterest by pinning the above image and including a link to this post in the description.

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

June 13, 2012

{Sunshine Soiree}: Shades of Yellow, Gray + White

June 13, 2012

{Shades of Yellow, Gray + White}

Since Summer is officially upon us, I thought it would only be fitting to create a palette that was full of sunshine and feel good vibes. For me, yellow has always been the color for doing just that! It's fun, it's vibrant and golly gee... it just makes ya feel good. Always up for a good time, yellow is seriously bursting with happiness. And I think today's palette conveys just that sort of feeling. 



Details We Love
Beautiful Bouquet + Invitation Design

I'm absolutely in love with this wedding invitation design by Wedding Paper Divas as well as this gorgeous bouquet. Looking for a palette that will add a bit of sunshine to your wedding day? Why not try on this pretty one for size? Because what's not to love? Am I right? So tell me...what sort of colors put a pep in your step?

June 7, 2012

{Dockside I Do's}: A Palette of Orange, Gray + White

June 7, 2012
  
{Shades of Orange, Gray + White}

One of the things I love the most is being able to provide you with answers to your color conundrums! So when I got the request to put together some inspiration for one of my reader's upcoming Summer wedding, I was definitely excited to go to work! She shared with me that she and her fiancee were planning on having a big crab feed at their reception and that they'd like to use a color palette that was unexpected and unique. So off to the drawing board I went... and here you have it! My take on a unique Summer palette. Orange is such a fabulous color to use for a Summer wedding, don't you think? {continued...}

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Details We Love
Floral Detail + Newlyweds in Love

And although I would have never had the gusto to pull off an all orange bridal gown, this bride surely is doing just that! Talk about a bold statement! When it comes to pairing colors, I think orange and gray surely go hand in hand. Throw in some fun accessories, mix in some unexpected patterns... and you have what I like to call a perfect palette. So what do you think? Are you finding yourself intrigued by this bold take on a Summer color palette?

June 5, 2012

{Sponsored Post}: Introducing Jim's Formal Wear!

June 5, 2012

Still on the hunt for the perfect tuxedo for your wedding? Please tell me that you've heard of Jim's Formal Wear? Servicing nearly 6,000 independently owned retailers nationwide, Jim's Formal Wear offers a collection of 50 tuxedo styles featuring the hottest designers such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tony Bowls and Jean Yves. With over 175 fullback vest styles and over 385 tie styles, what I love about Jim's Formal Wear is that they truly do make it simple to find the perfect ensemble to coordinate with any bridesmaid dress color!



One of the ways they make it easy to shop for the perfect tuxedo is with their Tuxedo Builder App. This FREE app for iPad, iPhone and Web App allows you to mix and match ties and vests by style and color to create a personalized look that coordinates with your bridal party. Once you find a tuxedo style you love, simply send the details to your nearest Jim's Formal Wear Retailer! This simple little step saves you a whole lot of time. Plus you can now browse styles easily, zoom in to see details, utilize their interactive catalog or even download a coupon!



Jim's Formal Wear has taken the guess work out of finding the perfect tuxedo. Easy search features help you find exactly what you’re looking for whether that be a particular item or a particular color. Speaking of colors… be sure to check out the Color Selector! They have over 175 vest options that coordinate with any dress color. Once you've created the perfect look, The Tuxedo Builder makes it easy to share your tuxedo ensemble with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter or email. So what are you waiting for? The Tuxedo Builder is available to download free at the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad. Download it here today and start putting together the perfect tuxedo for your groomsmen.

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