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April 30, 2013

{Giveaway + Sponsored Post}: The Wedding Outlet!

April 30, 2013
When it comes to selecting items for your wedding day, nothing could be sweeter than finding items that perfectly coordinate with your wedding colors and theme! Looking for the perfect wedding favors? Still on the hunt for the perfect bridesmaid gifts? Well, have you taken a look at the sweet collection over at The Wedding Outlet? Please tell me that you have!

From wedding favors to accessories that wow, The Wedding Outlet has a collection that is sure to impress. With countless items in an array of color choices, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for in this lovely collection.

Want a chance to win a $150 credit to use at The Wedding Outlet? Well, you're in luck because they're giving away one $150 gift certificate to one lucky reader here on 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, The Wedding Outlet has items that will coordinate effortlessly! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite items from their shop!

{The prize}: $150 gift certificate to be used at The Wedding Outlet

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

Once you've pinned, hop on over to The Wedding Outlet 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, May 3rd so don't miss your chance to win!

April 29, 2013

{Party Palette}: Ocean Inspired!

April 29, 2013
Happy Monday, friends! So maybe you remember me mentioning that I would be heading to the beach for a little rest and relaxation? Well, the time has come and I can hardly believe that come Friday I will be returning to our favorite little beach spot. An entire week of sand between my toes? And fruity cocktails in hand? Mark me down for a yes! Oh, but wait. It gets better! The house we're staying in is actually oceanfront. Yes, the Atlantic ocean will be in my backyard for an entire week! Ahhh, this is so overdue. Someone pinch me. No seriously.


Ocean inspired hues have always taken me somewhere dreamy. I don't know what it is, but shades of blue are so relaxing and definitely calming. That's why I say yes to shades of blue especially for an ocean inspired wedding or party. Looking for a way to create a beautiful visual? Why not dress your bridesmaids in shades of one color like I've shown here? It's a pretty way to capture a color palette and it's so easy to pull together! So tell me, does anyone else have a beach in their near future? And if so... where are you going?

April 26, 2013

Color Story | Purple Loves Gray!

April 26, 2013
Hello, friends! And Happy Friday! So today I'm bringing you a color palette that actually comes from a reader who requested that I put together these very colors! For a while now I've sort of been smitten with shades of purple. And when this vibrant shade starting making it's way into the wedding scene, well, let's just say my heart just skipped a beat! It's bright and punchy and definitely the sort of palette that would turn any wedding guest's head (in a good way of course!)


What happens when you combine gorgeous florals like these with a pretty purple palette? All kinds of lovely things. That's what! And with stationery from our friends over at Ruby and Willow and handcrafted clutches from Allisa Jacobs, make no mistake about it... this palette has serious party planning potential! Vibrant purple pairs effortlessly with gorgeous gray and a little pop of raspberry! So tell me... What sort other ideas would you incorporate into this look?

April 25, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Shades of Pink, Beige + Gray!

April 25, 2013
Happy Thursday, friends! I hope you all have been having a good week? Today I'm excited to bring you this soft and romantic palette of shades of pink, beige and gray. I don't know about how you feel, but these colors just have a way of taking me somewhere sweet. I seriously wish I could just hop into this scene and sip on a little bit of that pink lemonade! As you might have noticed, today's color palette is all about mixing styles. We have a little bit of retro (check out those rad roller skates!) a little bit of whimsy (see the fairy wand and that fab tutu?) and whole lot of fun!



Here lately I'm completely obsessed with fun details like this awesome heart shaped balloon and these pink pencils. What can I say? It's the little things that make this girl happy! Looking for a cute idea for a dessert bar? Why not order up some custom made 'xo' cookies? They're perfectly sweet! Oh, and I'm sure they'd go nicely with that pink lemonade that's also doubling as a table number! So what do you think? Could anyone else out there go for a little bit of lemonade? Don't be shy! There's plenty to go around! So what do you think? Are you liking this different (and fun) take on pink?

April 24, 2013

{Party Palette}: Orange, Gray + Yellow!

April 24, 2013
Want to know what my favorite colors are? Orange and yellows. Yep, those are my favorite kind of colors. Want to know why? Well, the answer is pretty simple. The simple truth is that I just can't deny my love for happy hues. You know the kind! Sure I can appreciate a soft and sultry color palette full of romance and sweetness. But there's just something so beautiful about bright, bold color that always keeps me coming back for more!


Celebratory, lively and full of fun, these are the sort of colors that inspire me. Just look at how that gorgeous citrus inspired bouquet turned out? Absolutely gorgeous, if you ask me. Looking to wow your guests? Why not concoct a specialty drink like this one! I love how it effortlessly incorporates this color palette. Definitely a beautiful display! So tell me... what colors inspire you? And how do you feel about shades of orange, yellow and gray?

April 23, 2013

{Sponsored Post + Giveaway}: Minted!

April 23, 2013
When it comes to selecting your wedding stationery, nothing feels better 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 you'll be proud to send out... 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, Minted has a collection that's full of chic styles and gorgeous designs. And with countless customizable options including fonts and colors you'll love, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for in this beautiful collection.

Want a chance to win a $200 credit to use at Minted? Well, count it as your lucky day because Minted is giving away one $200 gift certificate to one lucky reader here on the Perfect Palette! (see below for details)


Want to know what I love most? That would be the fact that shopping at Minted means you're  supporting independent designers. Yep, it's true! Everything available at Minted is designed by an independent designer, and a portion of every sale goes directly to the designer! Plus the Minted collection includes an invitation assortment featuring both letterpress invitations and digital designs. 

So whether you're looking for modern or floral or even formal or hand-drawn, Minted has a little something for everyone! Also exciting is the fact that every couple now gets matched with a dedicated Perfection Team which consists of wedding experts who provide complimentary design consultations for brides who'd like a little extra help in selecting the perfect invitations. Or perhaps you're just looking for a little design advice or need helping in understanding etiquette? And as always, Minted offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. They'll work with you until your invitations match your perfect wedding vision!

Want a chance to win a gift certificate to Minted? Well, get excited because Minted is giving away a $200 gift certificate to one lucky reader on The Perfect Palette! Entering is easy! Simply hop on over to Minted and enter here. Contest ends on 4/29 at 11:59 P.M. PDT.

April 22, 2013

Color Story | Yellow Loves Green!

April 22, 2013
Happy Earth Day, everyone! So since we're officially in the midst of Spring and fast approaching the start of Summer, I thought I'd put together a palette full of happy hues. Yellow and green were just made to go hand in hand! Throw in some lovely neutrals like a touch of khaki and you'll have a color palette that's just perfect for your upcoming Spring or Summer wedding!


I think what makes this palette pop are all of the lovely flowers. First, there's no denying that this bridal bouquet is seriously swoon worthy. Oh, and just take a look at these beautiful boutineers. I like this palette because it just goes to show that all it takes is a little pop of color. I love so much about this palette. But I'm especially loving that place setting! Yellow dishes with a perfectly placed menu and a little sprig of greenery? Such a great way to carry the color palette throughout the day's events! Plus I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of overly sweet photos of couple's who are clearly in love. And this one is no exception. 

April 18, 2013

{Party Palette}: Shades of Teal + Mint

April 18, 2013
So today my color obsession continues with this party palette of shades of teal and mint! Looking for a color palette that's easy on the eyes? I don't think it's any secret that mint has completely captured my heart here lately, but have you considered pairing it with a dusty teal color like this one? I don't know about you, but this pair of bridesmaid dresses had me at hello. And they're actually what inspired me to put this color palette together! 


Something I always like to see at weddings is when the couple decides to carry their wedding color scheme not only into the decor of the day, but also into the food and drink. That's why I'm loving the idea of this mint lemonade. So pretty and absolutely eye catching. Oh, and what party would be complete without a few happy balloons and an invitation like this one? I'm also loving all of that fun confetti! So tell me... how are these colors making you feel? 

April 17, 2013

Wedding Wardrobe | Gorgeous Gray!

April 17, 2013
Gray is the hottest neutral to hit the wedding scene since chocolate brown. And while it pairs effortlessly with so many colors, it's also pretty sweet all by itself. That's why today I thought it would be fun to put together a beautiful gray look for your bridal party. When it comes to finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses, I for one am always on the look out for dresses that embody both elegance and sophistication. And I think it's safe to say that this one does just that!


I'm loving all of the sweet detailing found on this darling bodice! Plus it doesn't hurt that it's a dress that your besties will surely want to wear again way after your wedding! I suggest mixing in some glitzy jewels and some strappy sandals like these! I'm especially in love with these sparkly studs and this gorgeous ring! Oh, and if you're stuck on what to get your bridesmaids for gifts... I suggest these monogrammed bracelets! They're pretty and personalized and definitely something she's sure to wear often! So what do you think? Are you loving gray as much as I am?

SHOP THE COLOR!


April 16, 2013

Color Story | Pink Loves Gold

April 16, 2013
What happens when pretty shades of pink are mixed with glittery gold? All kinds of pretty goodness... that's what! Admittedly, pink and gold is a color palette that's on my 'favorites list'. Yes, it's true. I have favorites. And hopefully you can see why? Pink is feminine and sweet while gold is just bursting with fun and festive flair! Mix in some pretty neutrals like gray and beige and you'll have a party palette that's just waiting to be styled!


I think the bridesmaid dresses here are just absolutely beautiful. I love the lace detailing and those sweet chiffon skirts! So flirty and fun if you ask me! Looking for an inspiration cake? I really love this one because it incorporates both florals and the sweetest little gold confetti. Oh, and what party would be complete without a healthy dose of heart shaped goodies? Oh, and can we all just take a closer look at those sweet little fringe flags? Um I'm thinking I Need some of those in my life! So what do you think? Are you feeling these colors? Do they have you feeling inspired?

April 15, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love: Shades of Mint, Green, Aqua + Yellow!

April 15, 2013
Happy Monday, lovelies! So I know I've sort of gone overboard with my love for mint here lately. But I just can't help it! When I love a color, I just can't help but explore all the color possibilities! So today, I've paired mint with soft greens a touch of aqua and even a pinch of pretty yellow. Looking for a color palette perfect for Spring or Summer? I don't know about you, but these colors have me feeling instantly uplifted and inspired!



I don't know about you, but I have a serious soft spot for bridesmaid dresses that are a little bit unique. I especially love this two tone dress. It's so pretty and definitely the sort of dress I'd love to wear again!  Plus I don't know about you, but these paper straws had me at hello. Makes me want to pour myself a nice tall glass of that lemonade and just relax for a bit. Sweet, soft and oh-so celebratory, these are the sort of colors that make me feel like being at the beach. That reminds me... Our beach trip is just a couple of weeks now! And I for one simply can't wait! So what do you think? Are you liking the way that these colors play off one another? 

April 12, 2013

{Party Palette}: Shades of Purple and Antique Gold!

April 12, 2013
Happy end of the week, loves! Shades of purple really are pretty, wouldn't you agree? Mix in some fabulous metallics like this glittery gold shade and you've got what I like to call a ''perfect palette.'' I'm really liking the feel of this palette because I feel like it incorporates a touch of whimsy all while mixing both modern and vintage styles. That cake! Can we all just take a closer look at this cake?


Amazing. No? I mean, this cake is absolutely a work of art! Just one look at this cake and I'm instantly imagining all the pretty party possibilities. I really loving all the lace-like texture and the and the gold leaf elements. Looking to tie your color scheme into a signature drink? These lavender inspired sips sure are a feast for the eyes! Oh, and I can't go without mentioning these mix matched bridesmaid dresses! So super pretty if you ask me!

April 9, 2013

Color Story | Mint Loves Blue

April 9, 2013
Well, hello there, loves! So today my color obsession continues with this pretty palette of shades of blue and mint! Now, if I had to give out an award for my ''favorite color of the year.'' Mint would definitely win it! Add in a mix of blue and green tones and you'll have a palette that's party ready! That's because these colors are just full of fun possibilities. Wouldn't you agree?


I really like how these mint and aqua tones are working with these beautiful shades of blue. It's a mix of happy hues that I just can't seem to look away from! For this palette, I made sure to include all the party essentials! You know... confetti garland, beautiful bunting, and the sweetest bow heels I've ever seen! So what do you think? Are you liking these cool tones?

{Sponsored Post}: Ann's Bridal Bargains

When it comes to planning your wedding, I think we can all agree that things can get seriously expensive! Because honestly... it just all adds up! Looking to save a little money on your wedding invitations? Well, get excited because our friends over at Ann’s Bridal Bargains understand how important it is to create a wedding budget and stick to it! And they also know how easily the wedding invitation ensemble can exceed its established budget, especially when adding the necessary enclosure cards like response and reception cards. 

You see, Ann’s Value Pricing was created to make it easier for couples to get the wedding invitations they want for a price they can afford. Can you believe that you can actually save up to 20% depending on the invitation ensemble option you choose?

Here's how it works! Purchase your invitations and response cards and receive 10% off your  entire purchase. Or purchase invitations, response cards and reception cards to receive 15% off your entire purchase. Or opt to purchase your invitations, response cards, reception cards and an accessory and receive 20% off your entire purchase!


Since most couples prefer to have a matching response card and reception card with their wedding invitation ensemble, these discounts will surely save you a lot of money! And what's not to love about that? I'm personally loving the sounds of the third option which enables you to save up to 20% off! You can order your complete wedding invitation ensemble plus an accessory (think cake tops, guest books, toasting flutes) or wedding favors (favor boxes, matchbooks) and receive 20% off everything. 

Best of all, most of Ann’s reception accessories and wedding favors come with FREE personalization! I know you're loving the sounds of that! Want to know what I love most about Ann's Bridal Bargains? That would surely be the fact that they pride themselves in providing stylish stationery at discount prices so that each and every couple can choose the perfect invitation suite without worrying about price. So what are you waiting for? Hustle on over to Ann's Bridal Bargains to learn more about Ann's Value Pricing! Oh, and don't forget to take advantage of all their great discounts by using the promo code VALUE at checkout!

April 8, 2013

{Party Palette}: Shades of Orange + Gray

April 8, 2013
So if you've been reading my blog for any time you might recall that I was an orange bride myself. So I think it's safe to say that I'm definitely a huge fan of the color! Back in 2009, gray was just emerging as the new ''it'' neutral for weddings. And although I didn't end up using gray in my palette, I definitely wish I could have a few more weddings (same guy of course) so that I could style my wedding in every color palette imaginable! I love the idea of pairing shades of orange with gray for many reasons. But mostly, I love how these colors seem to balance each other out so well.


Orange is fun and exciting and just bursting with energy, while gray takes a more somber approach with it's cool undertones. What I also love about this palette is that you can surely use it for any season. But I especially love it for Spring and Summer! So what do you think? Might you have a little love for this party palette?

April 5, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Navy Blue + Shades of Pink!

April 5, 2013
So today I thought it would be fun to revisit a color palette that has always been near and dear to my heart! I don't know what it is, but I've always been drawn to the way that navy blue looks with shades of pink. Today, I've paired navy with pale pink and even a pop of pretty coral. Patterns have always been such a great way to add visual interest. And with this round up of gingham, stripes, polka dots, and chevron, I'm feeling all kinds of inspired. 


I love the idea of dressing your bridesmaids in these navy blue dresses and then accessorizing with pretty pops of pink. And I don't know about you, but these striped bow ties had me at hello. Rounding out this look, I made sure not to forget to include a pretty cake. Wait scratch that... this cake is worthy of being called gorgeous! And this clutch? What a beauty! So what do you think? Are you liking the way that these colors play off one another? 

April 4, 2013

Color Story | Coral and Yellow

April 4, 2013
Good morning and happy Thursday! So today I just wanted to pop in and share a color palette that has me feeling all kinds of good! To put it simply, when I look at these colors I just feel like celebrating! What am I celebrating, you ask? Gosh, I really don't know? But these colors sure do make me want to pop in my favorite tunes, kick off my shoes and start dancing. It's a party palette that's just full of fun possibilities. Wouldn't you agree?


I really like how these citrus inspired colors work with the quietness of gray. They really pop, but at the same time there's a bit of a softness to this as well. For this palette, I made sure to include all the party essentials! You know... a picture perfect cake, tassle garland, and the sweetest confetti I've ever seen. I definitely feel uplifted when I look at these colors. So what do you think? Are you seeing the party planning potential here? Oh, and I can't go without mentioning this gorgeous gown by Claire Pettibone. Swoon. Talk about a gorgeous gown!

April 3, 2013

{Party Palette}: Shades of Pink + Gray

April 3, 2013
Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you all have been having a good week? Today I'm excited to bring you this soft and romantic palette of shades of pink and gray. I don't know about how you feel, but these colors just have a way of taking me somewhere sweet. I seriously wish I could just jump into this scene, sip on a little pink lemonade and eat me a slice of that delicious looking cake!


Here lately I'm completely obsessed with strips and spots. So this cake is all kinds of eye candy for me. It's got a modern feel to it, but the colors keep it feeling romantic and ultra girly. And I can't go without mentioning those super cute drink flags! I'm a total fan of dressing up cocktails and these ones are so fun! Looking to make a statement with your florals? Why not wrap your vases with metallic leather strips? A totally unique idea that adds tons of character and interest. So what do you think? Anyone out there want to join me for a little pink lemonade?

April 1, 2013

{Sponsored Post}: Paloma's Nest!

April 1, 2013
One thing I know for sure is that I'm loving every single one of the handmade beauties from Paloma’s Nest! That's why I'm just so excited to introduce you to this favorite shop of mine! Known for their handmade wedding day accessories and gifts, Paloma's Nest has a collection that is sure to make your heart skip a beat. I especially love their Ring Bearer Bowls - so sweet, so simple and so absolutely sophisticated! And what's best is that you can personalize them, too! They truly are an exquisite heiloom gift perfect for passing onto future generations!

Paloma's Nest also handcrafts beautiful wedding keepsakes like customized cake plates, monogrammed cufflinks and personalized plaques. All of which would make the perfect wedding gift! Want to know what I love most about Paloma's Nest? That would surely be the fact that their line is entirely handcrafted with the brand’s signature timeless elegance, from the finest natural materials available: porcelain and clay, wood, paper, and cloth. 


And what's most impressive is that every Paloma's Nest piece (no matter the material) is hand cut, free form, with no pattern, with every single tiny letter of text hand stamped, one by one. This makes each piece absolutely unique and special! The hand of the maker is visible, which only enhances the beauty the artwork.
Personalized names and dates give each piece extra-special meaning for the recipient. A gift from Paloma’s Nest instantly becomes a Modern Heirloom to be treasured for years to come; each is designed to be just as beautiful in 100 years as it is today.
Paloma's Nest is most known for the conception of the Ring Bearer Bowl™, a design that debuted to much international acclaim in 2008, gracing the pages of renowned publications like Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, and Brides Magazine. This tiny ceramic dish is intended to replace the ring "pillow" in a wedding celebration, and has created a new tradition in ceremonies around the world. Absolutely beautiful! So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to Paloma's Nest to see what all the fuss is about! 

Guest Pinning with Esty!

Guess what I'm doing today, guys? I'm guest pinning for Etsy over on Pinterest! I don't think Etsy needs any formal introduction, but in case you've been living under a rock for the past few years... Etsy is only the best place to find all things handmade! And since I've always been a huge fan of Etsy and a big supporter of this super creative community, I was absolutely thrilled when I got an email asking if I'd like to be a guest pinner. I’d love for you all to come follow along! I will be sharing some of my favorite ideas for one of my all time favorite color palettes – pretty much everything you need to plan a gorgeous yellow and gray wedding! And even if you're not getting hitched, I promise it’ll give you a serious case of Spring fever. So be sure to follow me on Pinterest here, and check me out while I guest pin over on Etsy here!



 


 



So what are you waiting for? Hustle on over to Pinterest to see all of my favorite yellow and gray picks, including some seriously sweet Etsy finds! Oh, and be sure to check out the announcement post over on the Etsy blog here.

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