May 31, 2013

Party Palette | Teal Tones

May 31, 2013
Hi friends and happy Friday! Today I'm excited to share with you this Paris inspired palette. I for one have always been fascinated with all things Paris, and so when I saw these images I just knew I had to put together this color palette. This palette ranges from deep teal to almost an electric blue. And of course there are some pretty neutrals like gray and antique gold and even a touch of bronze, but for palette purposes I thought it would be most fun to highlight this range of amazing teal tones.


I really love this palette and I hope you can see why! In terms of season, I think it could work for any season really. But if I had to choose, I think it would work best for the Fall or Winter seasons. I suppose I like to see deep, moody hues being used during the cooler months. So what do you think? Are you liking these teal tones? And if so... where might you use these colors? Your wedding? An upcoming party? Or maybe as inspiration for a bedroom?

May 30, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Pinks + Purples!

May 30, 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 and purple. I don't know about how you feel, but these colors just have a way of taking me somewhere dreamy. I seriously wish I could just hop into this scene and be a part of this pretty little party! Today's color palette is all about mixing styles. We have vintage inspired details (check out that brides hair!) a little bit of whimsy (see the little butterflies on top of those ombre mini cakes?) and whole lot of fun!


Here lately I'm completely obsessed with fun details like this festive confetti inspired invitation. 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 mini cakes like these? They're perfectly sweet! So what do you think? Is anyone else feeling drawn to these colors? Don't be shy! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

May 28, 2013

Color Story | Coral Loves Yellow!

May 28, 2013
Happy mid-week, loves! Just popping in to share with you one of my all time favorite color palettes for Summer! I don't know about you, but I've always been a huge fan of bright and vibrant colors! And so this pretty palette of coral and yellow truly did have me at hello! I'm absolutely in love with this beautiful ruffle cake with it's beautiful blooms. Oh, and isn't that ribbon bunting just the sweetest thing you've ever seen?


Looking to make a statement on your wedding day? Why not carry a bouquet of bright blooms like these? They're almost neon, aren't they? Also I can't go without mentioning her perfectly painted lips! So beautiful, if you ask me! Looking to round out your wedding day look? Why not consider incorporating some handmade accessories like these beautiful bridesmaid clutches and these sweet statement necklaces? So what do you think? Are you liking the way that these colors pop?

{Pin it to Win it}: Luna Bazaar!

I don't know about you, but nothing excites me more than discovering a shop that has a collection that's just bursting with colorful finds. Looking for a way to add a pop of color to your reception space? Well, consider the hunt over! Because the festive collection at Luna Bazaar is full of pretty pieces that will make it super easy for you to bring your color palette to life!

Of course my favorite feature has to be the fact that you can shop by color! And with so many colors to choose from, it's so easy to find the perfect decor for your special day! 

Want a chance to win a gift certificate to Luna Bazaar? Well, get excited because Luna Bazaar is giving away a $200 gift certificate to one lucky reader of the Perfect Palette! 




From party parasols to tissue pom poms, Luna Bazaar is your one stop shop for all things party decor. I personally can't get enough of their gorgeous lanterns and vases! Because nothing says elegant than the glow of candlelight! Want to know what I love most? That would surely be the gorgeous selection of colors! They've even added some new colors for Spring and Summer! My favorites are emerald, spa and poppy!

{The prize}: $200 Gift Card to Luna Bazaar

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

Once you've pinned, hop on over to Luna Bazaar 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 31st so don't miss your chance to win! 

May 23, 2013

Birthday Palette | Cupcakes, Candles + Confetti

May 23, 2013
Hello, there friends. And happy Thursday to you. Today is an exciting day for me because it just so happens to be my birthday! And so I just wanted to pop in to share a little birthday inspiration. This party palette is all about bringing together a festive and fun vibe with a healthy dose of sprinkles and confetti. Because I don't know about you, but nothing says 'party' to me more than deliciously frosted cupcakes. Add some super cute pinwheel toppers or some pretty candles like these and you're sure to have a party that's full of fun!


What am I doing for my birthday you ask? Goodness, I'm not sure? But I'm being told there's lots of surprises in store! Perhaps there will be a cupcake in my near future! Mmmm. Frosting is my favorite! So while I'm off celebrating another year, tell me what your favorite party palettes are? I want to hear about them? Oh, and tell me what your favorite thing to do is on your birthday?

May 21, 2013

{Pin it to Win it Giveaway}: Bows 'N Ties

May 21, 2013
When it comes to dressing your bridal party, I can't stress how important it is for your groomsmen to coordinate with your bridesmaids. And while this task might seem pretty easy on the surface, I'm here to tell you that back when I was getting married... I actually found it pretty tough to find the perfect ties for my groomsmen! Still on the hunt for the perfect ties? Please tell me that you've heard of my friends over at Bows 'N Ties?

With an impressive collection of over 3000 ties, Bows 'N Ties prides itself on offering ties to match virtually any color palette! That's because Bows 'N Ties actually compared hundreds of fabric swatches from designers like J.Crew, Alfred Angelo, Bill Levkoff and even David's Bridal. Making it a snap for you to coordinate your wedding ties with your bridesmaid dresses! 

Want a chance to win ties for all of your groomsmen? Well, you're in luck because they're actually giving away a $250 gift card to one lucky Perfect Palette reader! See details below.


To show you how easy it is to match up your bridesmaid dresses from any designer, I selected a few of my favorite dresses. This strapless cocktail length dress by Alfred Sung coordinated so well with so many of the ties in the Bows N' Ties collection! I seriously wish I could have shown you more! From solids to stripes and everything in between, finding a tie that fits the look you're going for has never been easier!


The above dress is from The Dessy Group. You can find out more about this cocktail dress by clicking here. And below, I've selected a strapless cocktail dress with pleated skirt and pockets by Alfred Sung. As you can you see, the ties from Bows 'N Ties are so stylish and so easy to match up! The striped ties are my personal favorites!


Want to win ties for your groomsmen? Well, get excited because today is your lucky day! 

{The prize}: $250 gift certificate to be used at Bows 'N Ties!

To enter, simply 'pin' one of the images above on Pinterest! 

Once you've pinned, be sure to hop on over to Bows 'N Ties to find which ties 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 one of the images above and don't forget to leave us a description of the ties you love most! (please include your email address).

Giveaway ends Saturday, May 25th so don't miss your chance to win!


May 20, 2013

{Giveaway}: Winners Announced!

May 20, 2013
 

Hi and Happy Monday! Just popping in to make a couple of announcements. We recently hosted giveaways for both Minted and The Wedding Outlet. And we're excited to announce the winners! So without further ado, the winner of the Minted giveaway is Erika Crosby! Congrats, Erika!


And for The Wedding Outlet we chose Meredith Hill. Congrats, Meredith! Oh, and be sure to stay tuned because we're hosting a really fabulous giveaway tomorrow! *Have a product and/or service that you'd like to introduce to the readers here on The Perfect Palette? Email Chrissy for rates at chrissy@theperfectpalette.com.

May 16, 2013

Color Story | Berry Loves Burlap

May 16, 2013
Hi friends! So today my color obsession continues with this pretty little palette. I don't know about you, but for my entire life I've been drawn to berry infused hues like fuchsia and fig. They're warm, they're beautiful and they're the kind of colors that add romance to any look. Want to know which colors they look best with? Warm neutrals are the way to go! And because I'm a huge fan of handmade, why not throw a little burlap into the mix? 


Burlap and twine really do have a way of adding such a charming feel. Wouldn't you agree? Also I just love how this is taking on a very elegant feel as well. Who says you can't have a elegant and handmade affair? So what do you think? Does this warm and inviting palette capture your heart the way it does mine? I hope this adds a pinch of pretty to your day! 

May 15, 2013

Party Palette | Aqua, Sea Foam, Blue + Mint

May 15, 2013
Hello, loves! And happy mid-week to you! I'm not sure what it is, but here lately I've found myself completely in love with shades of blue and green. Maybe it's the fact that I've just returned from a week away at the beach? Or maybe it's simply the calming nature that I'm drawn to? Whatever the case may be, one thing is for sure... I definitely can't get enough of these calming hues.


Because what's not to love? Also I really like how this palette easily incorporates the softness of sea foam and mint and yet, still makes room for a good dose of punchy color. Like that vibrant aqua! It's this balance between softness and brightness that really captures my attention. So what do you think? Might you consider this palette for your upcoming wedding, party or project? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

May 13, 2013

{Sponsored Post}: Weddingstar!

May 13, 2013
When it comes to styling your wedding, have you ever felt overwhelmed at the thought of taking your wedding ideas and turning them into a reality? It's okay, you're not alone! I honestly can't tell you how many brides have contacted me over the years with those same fears! But not to fret! Because my friends over at Weddingstar are here to help! With over 3000 designer wedding accessories, Weddingstar boasts a gorgeous collection that makes it super easy to bring those wedding dreams of yours to life!

Recently having introduced two new bride friendly ways to shop, Weddingstar is excited to bring you 'Style Lookbooks' and their new 'Shop By Color' feature. What's a Lookbook you ask? Imagine a creative and inspirational online magazine that allows you to explore and shop complete wedding looks! Sounds pretty amazing, right? And now that you can shop by color, finding the perfect accessories for your wedding just became that much easier!

The latest edition to the lookbook series is the fifth addition, entitled 'Parisian Love Letter'.  The 'Parisian Love Letter' collection takes readers on a mini vacation through the opulence of the streets of Paris. Centering around the beauty of the “Parisian Love Letter Stationery Collection,'' just one look and you'll see that it's all about romance!


Classy tones of black and white dominate throughout as an air of elegant sophistication infuses with utter romance. What really stands out to me is the attention to detail.  Plus it just goes to show how the smallest touches can come together to create the perfect wedding design.

Looking for a way to add a special touch? Why not consider incorporating gems and jewels throughout your wedding day to add a little sparkle and shine? From the ceremony to the reception, opulence abounds from every shimmer. Also creating the majestic feeling of Paris are the many candle lit scenes. With the “Parisian Love Letter Unity Candle,” tea lights and tapers aglow, the soft lighting evokes the romanticism of Paris in every shot. 

This lookbook also features many vintage-inspired details. The old world love letter felt throughout and there are even subtle nods to days gone by. But I'm also seeing some modern touches too! Personally, I'm loving those little acrylic phantom chairs and those creative floral accents! Love what you're seeing? Well, what are you waiting for? Hustle on over to Weddingstar and start exploring and shopping their beautiful Lookbooks! And go fast because they're offering a 15% discount when you use the code: MAYBRIDE15 at checkout! Offer expires May 31st, 2013.


Color Story | Peach Loves Green

Hi everyone! And happy Monday! Guess what guys? I'm back from the beach. And although I really, really hated to leave, I have to say that I'm definitely happy to be back. I missed you guys! But I hope you stopped in while I was gone! A big thanks goes out to all my sweet blogger friends who were lovely enough to share some of their color palette favorites while I was away. Chandra, Kate, Emma, Sara and Chris, you girls are the best! I really love the color palettes you all came up with and I'm definitely feeling inspired! 


That's the thing about taking vacations. I don't know about you, but I always come back feeling newly inspired, and re-energized. Speaking of inspiration, today's color palette is all about capturing a light and airy feel with subtle pops of punchy color. I find peach and green to be romantic and fresh and just bursting with feel good vibes. What do you think? Are you liking the way these colors work together? 

May 10, 2013

Guest Blogger | Postcards + Pretties | Aqua + Emerald

May 10, 2013
Greetings Perfect Palette readers! I'm Chris from Postcards & Pretties and I'm so excited to guest post while Chrissy is away on vacation. It's quite an honor to be here, so thank you for the invite. I'm quite obsessed with color and inspiration boards (as is Chrissy) and for today's inspiration board I choose a monochromatic palette of aqua and emerald. This board has me dreaming of a sweet garden wedding filled with sweetly scented blooms and casual details.


{colors} emerald, aqua and white
{photos} bottles, chair, place setting {real simple} bouquet {martha stewart weddings} zooey deschanel {through the looking glass} boutonnieres {martha stewart weddings} green house {chelsea fuss} centerpiece {martha stewart weddings} book {jose villa}  


May 9, 2013

Guest Blogger | Emmaline Bride | Coral + Gray

May 9, 2013
Hello! My name is Emma from Emmaline Bride and it is a pleasure to guest blog at The Perfect Palette today! When Chrissy asked me to pick a favorite wedding palette to share, many came to mind; however, one of my favorite wedding palettes is coral and gray. I love this palette because it's so versatile. You can plan a bold wedding with dark gray and an intense shade of coral - almost orange - or lighten it up with a soft, more delicate shade paired with light gray. This palette is perfect for spring and summer weddings and looks both chic and sophisticated. Since I'm obsessed with handmade weddings, I've incorporated plenty of handmade coral and gray wedding finds, too, along with inspiration from real weddings. I hope you enjoy this palette as much as I do! Happy Planning!


1 - wedding table | elizabeth scott photography | styled by: ashley baber weddings, | via style me pretty, 2 - drink flags | nomes whimsy, 3 - clutch | allisa jacobs, 4 - invitation suite | runk pock designs, 5 - gray dress | fleet collection, 6 - flower girl shoes | my sweetie bean, 7 - bowtie bobby pins | gwaen's shop.


8 - wedding cake | photo by elizabeth messina | cake by sweet and saucy shop |styled by: cortnie purdi of canvas and canopy, 9 - bridesmaid clutch | allisa jacobs, 10 - necklace | the blooming thread, 11 - letter | letters of wood, 12 - bridal party | michelle warren photography.


13 - journal | duryea place designs, 14 - handmade sash | love like style.

About the Author: Emma Arendoski is the Editor/CEO of EmmalineBride.com, The Handmade Wedding Guide. Check out her blog at www.EmmalineBride.com and her book, The Handcrafted Wedding in bookstores now!

May 8, 2013

Guest Blogger | Burnetts Boards | Neon + Pastels!

May 8, 2013
Aloha Perfect Palette readers! Sara from Burnetts Boards here! I have to say that I was bowled over when Chrissy asked me to guest post while she takes a very well deserved break and I couldn't be more excited! We were tasked with coming up with our favorite spring color palette - definitely a tall order for me because my favorites change every day. What I have here is a modern take on spring pastels. 


{bride with bouquet from Wedding Chicks | photographed by Laura Murray Photographytable with pastel wall from, Creature Comforts | photographed by Sam McAdamvintage copper keys from Lupen Grainee on Etsy, bouts via This Modern Romance, for Utterly Engaged Issue #2 e-magazine | photographed by Stephanie Williams Photographyneon garlands via Brooklyn Bride | photographed by Art Beauty Life}

I love the idea of sprucing traditional pastels with bold punches of neon and some funky copper hues thrown in. It's much more fresh, modern, and fun!



May 7, 2013

Guest Blogger | Magnolia Rouge | Blushing Beauty

May 7, 2013
Hello lovely Perfect Palette readers! Kate from Magnolia Rouge here! And I'm absolutely thrilled to be guest posting here today while Chrissy takes some time off to spend with her sweet family. Chrissy asked me to put together one of my favorite Spring colour palettes. And so today I'm sharing a beautiful blush palette accented with warm neutrals. Warm rose and blush tones combine effortlessly with lovely browns and antique gold. Don't you think? I just love how this is taking on a very vintage and romantic feel. It's the sort of palette that dreams are made of, really. So what do you think? Does this light and airy palette capture your heart the way it does mine? I hope this adds a little pretty to your day! Thanks for having me here Chrissy!




Looking for more gorgeous wedding inspiration? Be sure to hop over to Magnolia Rouge Magazine where I promise there's plenty more pretty to be seen! 


May 6, 2013

Guest Blogger | Oh Lovely Day | Yellow + Mint

May 6, 2013
Hi Perfect Palette readers! Chandra from Oh Lovely Day here, happy to fill in for Chrissy while she's taking a much deserved break. Chrissy asked me to share my favorite color palette for spring, and I'm happy to oblige, because it is one of my favorite palettes ever! My favorite color palette this spring is mint and yellow.  It is fresh and full of life and goes so well with so many flowers in season during spring.  Plus, it's pretty fabulous don't you think?

{credits} bridesmaids + bouquets by Jenna Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty / balloon + tassel from tuckandbonte / mint dress + yellow bouquet by Johnny Miller from Martha Stewart Weddings / place setting photo by Sherry Heck from Hooray Baby shower by CAKE events.


May 3, 2013

Beach Bound!

May 3, 2013
Hi friends! And happy Friday! Today I just wanted to pop in to remind you all that I'm going to be taking a little break next week to spend some time with family at the beach! I actually snapped the below picture two years ago when we vacationed here last time. Needless to say, it's become a family tradition of ours to visit this area! 


Now, on our last visit, we stayed in the yellow house (closest to the right). But this year, we opted for the peach house since we knew we would be needing a little more space. Why do we need more space, you ask? Well, since our last trip our family has grown! My hubby and I had twins (we already had a 2.5 year old little boy) and my sister adopted a little one as well! So that's a total of 4 grand kids now (in under 2.5 years mind you!). So off to the beach we go! But not to worry, friends! I wouldn't dare leave you hanging! I've actually invited a few of my favorite wedding blogger friends to come over next week and share their favorite color ideas with you. So get excited because there's plenty of pretty coming your way! Want to see what I'm up to at the beach? Be sure to follow me on my journey via Instagram here?

May 2, 2013

Color Story | Coral Loves Aqua!

May 2, 2013
So I know I made mention about going on a trip to the beach here soon. And so, I don't know about you, but when I find that a beach is in my very near future. It sort of makes it tough to think about anything else. And so with beach on the brain, I came up with this color story that incorporates shades of coral, pink, and aqua. To me this feels like tropical elegance. 


And with subtle seaside inspired elements, there's no mistaking that this is the sort of palette that would work lovely for a destination wedding! I'm loving these bright and beautiful bridesmaid accessories and this amazing cake design. Want to know what else I'm loving? Take a look at that bride's wedding gown! That's not the sort of dress you see every day. And wow, it sure is a beauty! So tell me, what do you think about this color palette?

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