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February 27, 2013

{Pantone Palette}: Bright Marigold 15-1164

February 27, 2013
To me, the happiest colors are the kind that make you feel like kicking off your heels and dancing. Bright, cheery and full of feel good vibes, Pantone's Bright Marigold really is something to be celebrated. Add in pinches of sunshine yellow like I have displayed here and you'll be sure to have a fun-filled fete. Want to instantly create a super fun atmosphere perfect for a party? Why not add in a splash of bright marigold? I absolutely love this color for both Spring and Summer parties. And I hope you can see why!



There's something so uplifting and exciting about this color. I love how lanterns were used above the reception tables to add a pop of color and to create a whimsical atmosphere. Looking for a way to keep things festive? I suggest incorporating fun patterns like polka dots and stripes! Oh, and why not serve up sweet Summer treats like these? Nothing like a little childhood nostalgia to make you feel all giddy inside. So what do you think? Are you liking how this fun shade of orange is making you feel?

February 26, 2013

{sponsored post + giveaway}: wedding paper divas!

February 26, 2013
When it comes to selecting wedding stationery, nothing feels sweeter than finding a design that you absolutely love! Whether it's a save the date that perfectly reflects your style as a couple or an invitation suite that combines the perfect mix of elegance and fun... Whatever your style or theme might be, what better way to communicate it than through your wedding stationery?

From stylish save the dates to invitations that wow, Wedding Paper Divas has a collection that is sure to make your heart skip a beat. With countless customizable options including gorgeous fonts and hundreds of color choices, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for in this lovely collection.

Want a chance to win a $300 credit to use at Wedding Paper Divas? Well, count it as your lucky day because they're giving away one $300 gift certificate to one lucky reader here on the Perfect Palette!



{The prize}: $300 Credit to Wedding Paper Divas

To enter, simply ''pin'' the image above on Pinterest! 

Once you've pinned, hop on over to Wedding Paper Divas to find which items you think you might select if you're chosen the winner! Once you've found some favorites, please come back to this post and leave us a comment.

In your comment, please let us know that you've pinned and don't forget to leave us a description of the items you love most! (please include your email address).

Giveaway ends Friday, March 1st so don't miss your chance to win! 

February 22, 2013

{Party Palette}: Shades of Pink + Warm Neutrals

February 22, 2013
Well, hello there, loves! And good morning to you all! Just wanted to pop in to share with you a little palette that combines the prettiest shades of pink with a mix of note worthy neutrals. I'm absolutely in love with this palette and I hope you can see why! Here I've combined the loveliest of florals with the most feminine details I could find. Rose adorned wine corks make the perfect place card holders! Would be so sweet for a Spring time vineyard wedding if you ask me. Can you imagine how pretty this would be?


Want to set the scene for a seriously fun fete? Why not have your bridesmaids wear gorgeous bridal headpieces like this one from our friends over at Ruche? Plus I don't think I could go without mentioning my love for these oh so sweet bow heels! Talk about stepping out in style. Le sigh. I think I'm in love. So what do you think? Can you imagine how pretty these colors would look for a Spring time wedding and/or party? Oh, and I want to know what other ideas you might use to round out a color palette like this? Pink bridesmaids dresses with champagne sashes maybe? Or how about lace overlays on the tables?

February 20, 2013

{Wedding Wardrobe}: Mint

February 20, 2013
Want to know what the newest ''it'' color for weddings is? I can't tell you how many times I get asked this question a day! Let me introduce you to what has quickly become one of the most sought after colors for weddings! Meet mint! Fresh, lovely and full of good vibes, mint is nothing short of a breath of fresh air. Want to know why I can't get enough of this shade here lately? Well, it doesn't hurt that this color has a way of coming across as both calming and fun. Plus it's just full of amazing possibilities when it comes to styling, decor and even your wedding wardrobe! Gorgeous, elegant, and all kinds of pretty, mint just makes me happy! Want to use a color palette that hasn't been overdone? Why not incorporate some pretty pieces like these into your wedding day wardrobe? I'm picturing some seriously sweet looks! Starting with this lovely mint dress!


Pretty gorgeous! Am I right? Personally, I'm really loving the looks of this gorgeous dress with this floral stud earrings! Need coordinating ties for the guys? What's not to love about these? Need a standout accessory? Why not try this statement necklace on for size on for size? So what do you think? I don't know about you, but as I look at this I'm finding myself wishing for Spring even more. Spring fever, anyone? Gosh, it can't seem to get here soon enough!

SHOP THE COLOR!




February 19, 2013

{sponsored post}: ever after!

February 19, 2013
Dreaming of a destination wedding? I don't know about you, but a tropical wedding followed by a romantic honeymoon sounds just heavenly! I do love a beautiful destination wedding. You're able to keep your celebration on the smaller, more personal side by simply inviting those closest to you. And there's something really romantic and memorable about tying the knot in paradise! Maybe you've considered going this route. But perhaps you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the idea of trying to plan your wedding since you're not able to make in-person arrangements?

Well, put your worries to rest my friends because Ever After are here to help with destination wedding expertise that will make your life (and wedding plans) a whole lot easier. Completely dedicated to bringing your wedding day vision to life, Ever After will work closely with you to find the perfect destination for your ceremony, reception and all the fun wedding festivities in between.

Oh, and did I mention it's free? Yes, you read that correctly. Ever After's destination wedding planning services are absolutely free for engaged couples and their wedding guests!


Want to know what makes me happiest? That would surely be the fact that they have Romance Travel Specialists on hand who are experts at planning destination weddings and honeymoons! Plus they understand how personal a wedding is so they're super committed to understanding your vision, style, and everything that's important to you so that your wedding day will be one to remember!

So if you're planning to coordinate a wedding from thousands of miles away, I encourage you to leave it to the experts! Your Specialist will oversee all of the time-consuming details of your wedding trip, like contacting resorts and vendors, and informing you about wedding requirements for your selected destination. Ever After can even handle your guests’ travel arrangements and hotel accommodations, working with each of your guests to customize their experience. All your guests will have to do is simply show up and have the time of their lives! Sounds pretty amazing, right? So what are you waiting for? Hustle on over to Ever After or call 1-800-256-4920 and let the Romance Travel Specialists start working their wedding magic! 

February 17, 2013

{Party Palette}: Shades of Orange, Peach + Sage!

February 17, 2013
Well, hello there my fellow color lovers! And good morning to you! Today I'm revisiting a palette that I've long loved and for good reason! Now, if you've been reading my blog for any length of time, then you most likely know that I'm slightly smitten with all things orange! And I think it's pretty safe to say that my little love affair for this gorgeous hue is only growing. Because when paired with earthy greens and peach undertones something pretty special happens. It's the perfect blend of soft and subtle and bold and bright if you ask me.


I'm absolutely loving those sweet succulent escort cards! And who could go without mentioning these amazing bouquets? Talk about gorgeous! Want to find a signature sip that is sure to impress? I'm loving the sounds of guava sangria with sage! Vibrant, beautiful, and all kinds of pretty...this is surely the sort of color palette that will have your guests talking for weeks. Because what's not to love? So tell me...what do you think about how these colors mix? Are you feeling inspired? And what other ideas might you incorporate when using a color palette like this?

February 15, 2013

{Giveaway Winner Announced!}: Daisy Days

February 15, 2013

Hi everyone! Just wanted to take a second to announce the winner of the recent giveaway we hosted for our friends over at Daisy Days! It was surely exciting to see all the entries and to read about your favorite items from their collection. Unfortunately, only one can win! But don't worry because we'll be hosting more exciting giveaways here soon.... So without further ado, the winner of the $100 gift certificate is Leslie. Congrats, Leslie! 

February 14, 2013

{Happy Valentine's Day}: Love, Chrissy

February 14, 2013
Well hello there, lovelies! And Happy Valentine's Day to you! Just wanted to pop in to share a little sweet (and sappy) v-day inspiration with you all. What's red and pink and full of love? This little post is, that's what! No, but seriously... If you want to know the truth, I have to admit that I'm absolutely in love with the idea of taking one day out of the year to really celebrate love. Do I also think it's important to celebrate daily, yes of course! But there's also something pretty special about taking a day to really cherish the love you have in your life. And it doesn't just have to be your significant other! It could be your parents, your siblings, your girlfriends or even a best friend...


Today, I'm also reminded about how lucky I truly am! Because this year I have not one, but four Valentines to love! Four! My hubby, my 2.5 year old son and our 6 month old twin girls. Gosh, that's a lot of love! Thinking back to Valentine's Day in the past, it's sort of crazy to think that I often celebrated Valentine's Day alone. And now I'm absolutely surrounded by love. I guess you could say that I've been blessed in the love department! And I'm so thankful for that. Because without my loves, I seriously wouldn't be complete. So today I invite you to really celebrate the love in your life! Oh, as if that wasn't enough celebration! Today I'm also celebrating 4 years of blogging here on the Perfect Palette! So I can't go without taking a second to remind you that your love and support means the world to me. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Your love for what I do puts the biggest smile on my face!

February 11, 2013

{Pin it to Win it}: Daisy Days!

February 11, 2013
I don't know about you, but nothing thrills me more than discovering a shop that has a collection that's just bursting with beautiful finds. Looking for bridal party gifts? Well, consider the hunt over! Because this darling collection is full of amazing personalized gifts perfect for all of your bridesmaids! Still on the search for favors that fit your theme or color palette? Daisy Days has a collection that's sure to impress!

And what's best is that many of their items can be personalized! And often at no additional cost!  Now, if you know anything about monogramming, then you know how pricey it can be to add that special touch to gifts! Especially if you're trying to monogram multiple items! 

Want a chance to win a gift certificate to Daisy Days? Well, get excited because Daisy Days is giving away a $100 gift certificate to one lucky reader of the Perfect Palette! 


Want to know what I love most? That would surely be the fact that they cater to all sorts of themes! Whether it's a rustic or elegant or vintage inspired affair, Daisy Days has items that will coordinate effortlessly! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite items from their shop! I just love the idea of gifting personalized beach totes to bridesmaids. Plus I don't know about you, but those chevron phone cases had me at hello! 

{The prize}: $100 gift certificate to be used at Daisy Days!

To enter, simply ''pin'' the image above on Pinterest!

Once you've pinned, hop on over to Daisy Days to find which items you think you might select if you're chosen the winner! Once you've found some favorites, please come back to this post and leave us a comment.

In your comment, please let us know that you've pinned and don't forget to leave us a description of the items you love most! (please include your email address).

Giveaway ends Friday, February 15th so don't miss your chance to win!

February 10, 2013

{party palette}: shades of yellow + gray

February 10, 2013
Well, hello there lovelies! And good morning to you! Today I wanted to take a moment to revisit one of my all time favorite color palettes for weddings! It's funny because I can still remember when this color palette emerged as one of the hottest palettes for weddings a couple of years back. Needless to say, this color palette really made quite the splash. Most praised this palette for it's unique, modern and fresh approach to wedding colors. (me included). But some people just didn't get it. Gray bridesmaid dresses? Some people just couldn't wrap their heads around the idea. Especially some of the more traditional moms (and older generations).


Because let's face it, these wedding colors aren't your mom's wedding colors. They're surely part of a new generation of brides. Brides who love to embrace uniqueness, brides who love to do it themselves and brides who adore handmade. Today's weddings are not just about saying "I do'' anymore! A wedding has become an opportunity to throw the party of your dreams. And what better way than to infuse your personalities into the big day with colors you like most? So what do you think? Are you in the camp that loves to love this palette? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

February 8, 2013

{sponsored post}: classy weddings!

February 8, 2013
Hi friends! And happy Friday to you! Just popping in because I wanted to take a second to introduce you to one of our newest sponsors, Classy Weddings! Offering affordable invitation suites in all kinds of pretty styles and colors, this little shop is definitely a great place to find coordinating sets. Because I don't know about you, but I just love a beautifully coordinated wedding! 


Because what's not to love? When a color palette and theme is carried throughout the wedding stationery... to me that just says a lot about the planning that went into the day. And let's just say... as a guest I would surely notice. (and be impressed).


So if you're looking for wedding invitations and save the dates and all of the fun little extras like table numbers, dinner menus and programs... I invite you to give this shop a look! Click here to take a peek! You're sure to find some lovely designs and at affordable prices too! Plus I love that they offer custom designs for brides who are looking for something a little more unique!

February 7, 2013

{wedding wardrobe}: coral wedding!

February 7, 2013
Sweet, romantic and absolutely gorgeous, coral is the sort of color that just never grows old for me. Want to know why I'm totally in love with all things coral? Well, not only is it the sort of color that comes along with just the right amount of elegance, but it's also just so carefree and fun! The perfect blend of elegance and fun, I love how versatile coral is. Still searching for the perfect color? Why not dress your bridesmaids in this pretty shade? It's beautiful on all skin tones! Want your accessories pop? Why not incorporate some pretty pieces like these into your wedding day wardrobe? I'm imaging some seriously sweet looks! Starting with this lovely coral dress!


And I think it's safe to say that my feelings for this sweet shade are only growing. Personally, I'm really loving the looks of these rosebud studs! Because who says bridesmaid attire needs to be boring? Why not have your ladies make a statement in a pretty necklace like this one? Or rock a fun stack of rings like these? So what do you think? Are you liking the looks of this fun ensemble? And if so, can you see your friends wearing something like this again? I sure would!

SHOP THE COLOR!




February 6, 2013

{party palette}: shades of mint + yellow

February 6, 2013
Happy mid-week, lovelies! What's yellow + mint and all kinds of fun? Today's palette is, that's what! I don't know about you, but these colors are giving me a serious dose of Spring fever. They're the perfect compliment to one another and I can't help but smile when I look at them together. Sweet, playful and definitely fun-filled, this happy palette makes me want to pour myself a nice tall glass of lemonade.


Mint is calming and fresh while yellow stands out as playful and perky. I love this pairing because it's a tad unexpected which means it's the perfect palette to work with when it comes to parties. I just love it when beautiful colors come together to make pretty things. And these colors are no exception. Palettes like this make me feel happy and alive. So what do you think? What sort of colors make you feel happy? Oh, and is anyone else dreaming of Spring?

February 5, 2013

{sponsored post}: simple registry

February 5, 2013
Registering for gifts? Congrats! I don't know about you, but registering was surely one of the more exciting things we did leading up to the big day. And although dreaming of all the things we'd need (and want) was a blast... looking back I have to admit that I wish that there was an easier way.
And guess what? There is! SimpleRegistry is changing the way engaged couples create and share their wedding registry. With cool and unique tools that make registering for gifts fun and personable, couples are creating registries that are reflective of their personalities instead of the latest inventory of the big box retail stores.
Because with SimpleRegistry, you can easily add any item from any store to one simple registry. You can even add non-tangible items, like help with a down payment on that house you’ve been eyeing, season tickets or even a donation to a favorite charity. Literally anything that can be thought up can be added to a registry. Pretty amazing. Am I right?


And guess what? Setup is Easy (and fun). Customizing a registry is simple with purpose-built tools like the SimpleAdder that makes adding any item from any website possible with just one-click. Or the free Mobile App which enables you to scan barcodes or snap a photo of anything and add it to the registry.

Want to know what I love most? That would surely be the fact that all gifts are redeemed as cash. Yep, that's right! When the wedding is over all gifts are redeemed directly as cash for the ultimate in flexibility. Newer model of that camera since the registry was created? Different color of that blender desired? No problem! Just let SimpleRegistry know when you're ready to receive your gifts and they send you a check or deposit funds directly to your checking or PayPal account.

So what are you waiting for? Hustle on over to SimpleRegistry and start dreaming of all the possibilities. Because with SimpleRegistry they really are endless. Oh, and be sure to head over soon because one lucky couple will receive a $5,000 credit toward their registry on SimpleRegistry if they register between 1/1/13 and 4/30/13!

February 1, 2013

{pantone palette}: apricot blush 14-1420

February 1, 2013
It's end of the week, ladies! And guess what that means? It's time to take a peek at a seriously pretty palette. That's what! I don't know about you but as Spring gets closer, I definitely am finding myself looking forward to surrounding myself with sweet, Spring inspired colors like this one. Pantone's Apricot Blush is definitely the epitome of sweet. And there's no mistaking why. It's soft, airy and surely the sort of palette that's perfect for the warmer months. This palette, my dears, is all about romance, elegance and love.


Want to know what I love most about Apricot Blush? That would surely be the sweet ways you can use it to bring your wedding to life. I'm really liking these darling centerpieces, the gorgeous bridal party attire with all of different looks and those charming little bobby pins. Sweet, lovely and all things pretty, I think it's safe to say that Apricot Blush had me at hello. What about you? Where might you use this peachy-pink hue next? Upcoming wedding? Wardrobe maybe? Bedroom decor? 

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