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July 31, 2013

Color Story | Romance Inspired Color

July 31, 2013
I don't know about you, but I've always been pretty passionate about purple tones. Looking for a romantic color palette for your upcoming wedding or party? Why not try mixing shades of purple with shades of pink? Elegant, beautiful and absolutely unique, these are the sort of colors I love to see paired together. And I'm hoping you can see why?


I'm absolutely swept away by these beautiful images. I love the idea of pairing lovely lavender bridesmaid dresses with soft pink bouquets. Not sure how to dress the guys? I'm loving this fun and unique take on groomsmen attire! Pretty patterns add interest and it just goes to show that guys can totally pull off what some people would consider ''girly'' colors. Looking for a way to incorporate a little sparkle? Glittery packages with pretty bows make for the perfect favors. So what do you think? Would you consider using a romantic palette like this?

July 30, 2013

Party Palette | Shades of Dusty Blue + Silver

July 30, 2013
Romantic blues really have been grabbing my attention here lately. And I hope you can see why? Soft, sweet, and oh-so dreamy, these are the sort of colors that make my imagination run wild. Soft blues really work well with silver and touches of creamy white. Wouldn't you agree? Mostly I'm loving the elegance that this exudes!


Soft and sultry color really are beautiful colors to work with. I'm completely smitten with those sweet bow heels. And what's not to love about this gorgeous place setting? Looking to add ambiance to your wedding reception? Why not choose a venue that has sparkly chandeliers dripping in crystals? There really is something to be said for specialty lighting. Sweet, elegant and absolutely gorgeous, these colors had me at hello.

July 29, 2013

Dreamy 'I Do's: Shades of Pink + Gray

July 29, 2013
What's pink and gray and full of sweet and romantic details? I happen to think that this inspiration board is fitting of that description. Anyone else agree? With pretty pink roses blooming throughout, it's not hard to find yourself being swept away into a gorgeous imaginary wedding world. You know the kind? Where brides frolic in meadows and every detail seems flawless?

'Wedding dream world' is a beautiful place to be. Believe me, I've been submerged in a land full of dreamy wedding imagery for almost 5 years now! It's a place where gorgeous images meet gorgeous people. And florals seem flawless. And the gowns? Well, they're the dreamiest gowns you'll ever lay your eyes on. It's a place where attention to detail is paid to every aspect imaginable. It's a place of whimsy and magic. And for those reasons alone, it's hard to not get swept away...


Because it's almost a fantasy. And fantasies are fun. Are they not? But I'm here to tell you a few little secrets that will ultimately save your sanity. Okay? So let's get one thing straight. No wedding will ever be perfect. And sometimes. Brace yourself, my friends... sometimes colors don't end up being the perfect match. And sometimes reality isn't quite as pretty as you imagined. But that's okay, loves. Because the name of the game is not perfection. It's about marrying the one you love. You know that special someone who asked you to spend your entire life with them? And if you're lucky, you might end up with some pretty moments captured on film. Moments that will take your breath away. Moments of love, and laughter. Because those are the most beautiful moments. Am I right?

So what am I trying to say with all of this? Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying to stop dreaming of your perfect wedding day! Dream away, I say! And dream big! And in color! Just lower your expectations a bit. Just a little bit? Because I promise you that you'll be a much happier bride if you do. And a happy bride makes for a beautiful wedding!

July 26, 2013

Ocean Inspired | Shades of Blue

July 26, 2013
    

Blue skies and water so clear you can see through it? I don't know about you, but there's something so magical to me about saying ''i do'' at the ocean. Here lately, I am really gravitating towards calming blues like these. And maybe that's because I like the way they make my soul feel. Maybe it's because it's colors like these that bring me peace? Whatever the reason, I hope you can see the pretty potential here?



When it comes to styling your beach wedding, I'm seriously overwhelmed by the amount of fun ideas that can easily be incorporated. Let's start with these seriously sweet sailboats! Okay, can these get any cuter? I think not! I'm loving the spotted, watercolor effect and I hope you can see why? Looking for a cool treat to serve up on the beach? Why not consider some pretty popsicles in your signature color? So what do you think? Are you seeing the pretty possibilities with these beach blues?

July 25, 2013

Color Story | Mint Loves Gray!

July 25, 2013
Cool colors like these have always had a way of catching my eye. And when it comes to mint... well, I think we all know how I feel about mint. Let's just say, mint has made it's way into my favorites for the season. And I hope you can see why? Shades of mint and gray were just made to go hand in hand! There's even a little grayed jade thrown into this mix. Fun, fresh and fabulous, these colors had me at hello!


Looking for colors for your upcoming wedding or party? Well, have you considered mixing shades of mint and gray? If you're looking to create a modern and unique vibe, I suggest considering something like this. Because what's not to love? These chevron bridesmaid clutches by Allisa Jacobs easily incorporate the color palette right into your wedding day attire! And confetti inspired save the dates from charmed paperie create a fun and festive vibe. So what do you think? Are you liking this fun-filled color palette? And if so, tell me what other ideas you might incorporate to make it yours?

July 24, 2013

Party Palette | Shades of Peach, Green + Ivory!

July 24, 2013
Nothing quite captures my heart more than a lovely peach and green palette. It's the sort of color palette that I'm predicting we're going to be seeing a lot more of this year for Summer weddings and definitely the sort of palette that is full of pretty possibilities. I adore peach tones when paired with shades of green and touches of ivory. Because what's not to love? It's soft and subtle with just the right touch of elegance. 


Romantic is an understatement when it comes to these colors. Plus, I love all the charming ways you can incorporate these colors. Like for instance, who isn't loving these  adorable little pie favors! The peach packaging is so lovely! Plus, I cannot go without mentioning this pretty table setting. I'm in love with these lush florals! And I'm hoping you can see why? Such a beautiful look, if you ask me! So tell me... are you liking the way these colors work together? 

July 23, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Shades of Orange, Gray + Yellow!

July 23, 2013
Looking for a fun and lively color palette for your upcoming wedding? Well, if you're an orange lover like I am, then you're just going to love the looks of this pretty little palette. Bright, vibrant and full of feel good vibes, these are the sort of colors that will take you from late Summer right into Fall!


{centerpice | photo by la dolce vita studio, floral design by tommy murphy / greenery productions Inc. via the knotbeautiful bouquet | photo by teneil kable via style me pretty drinks | photo by andrew mccall via brides, bridesmaids | bridestable setting and bridal party | martha stewart weddings}

I'm loving this palette for a multiple of reasons, but the thing that sticks with me about colors like this is the fact that they scream ''fun.'' Because what is a wedding without a bit of fun? Am I right? So what do you think? Are these colors taking you somewhere fun and festive? And if so, what other ideas would you incorporate to make this look yours?

July 21, 2013

Color Story | Seaside Inspired Color

July 21, 2013
Happy Monday, color lovers! Today my love for beach weddings continues with these seaside inspired colors. Shades of blue and green have always been eye catching to me. But I feel like when you mix in a few seaside creative details like this sweet starfish cake, it's really easy to get swept away by the idea of a dreamy, waterfront wedding!


I like the idea of saying I do by the sea for many reasons, but mostly I like the fact that being by the ocean instantly creates that ''we're on vacation'' type of vibe. Which I feel will set the tone for a very fun and festive reception. So how do you feel about the idea of saying ''I do'' by the ocean? Are you liking the way these colors work together?

July 19, 2013

Party Palette | Glitz + Glam!

July 19, 2013
Happy Friday, friends! Today I thought I'd change things up a bit and share some sweet sparkly goodness. You know, in case you're in need of a little glitz and glam. Because I don't know about you, but sometimes I just crave to feel fancy.


Gold has a way of coming across as elegant and chic. And when it comes to this inspiration board, I'm taken with the romantic feeling it's exuding as well as the sort of vintage inspired feel. I can imagine this look being perfect for Fall or Winter. And I hope you can see why?

July 17, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Shades of Red, Brown + Ivory

July 17, 2013
So if you've been reading my blog for any length of time you might remember that I've always sort of had a thing for red. So much so that many of my early palettes were inspired by this vibrant hue. But now that I think of it, I think I've been shying away from red here lately. And I really don't know why? Because seriously, guys. Red is all about love. And for that reason alone, I'm inspired.


I'm loving this very vibrant shade of red and the way it blends so effortlessly with this ivory. And I hope you can see why? It's these fiery hues that I love to see incorporated into weddings and parties. Because truthfully, you don't need much to make a big statement. I am loving the looks of this hot air balloon! Can you imagine how amazing it would be to have a hot air balloon send off? Now that's what you call dreamy! So what do you think? Do you see the party planning potential?

July 16, 2013

Color Story | Sweet + Romantic Color

July 16, 2013
Today I'm excited to bring you this sweet + romantic color palette which incorporates pretty pops of pink and green with little bits of gold thrown in. I'm loving the sweet contrast of colors, and I'm hoping you can see why? It's colors like these that have a way of taking me somewhere dreamy! 



Looking for a color palette that is full of beauty and elegance? Why not try this pretty palette on for size? I'm absolutely smitten with those rose cookies! Oh, and what's not to love about that gorgeous floral crown? Looking for a way to add pizzazz to your table tops? Pretty china and small centerpieces bursting with color seem to do the job just great! So how are you feeling about these colors? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

July 15, 2013

Party Palette | Shades of Turquoise, Peach + Muted Lavender

July 15, 2013
Searching for a color palette that will be a little bit different? Tired of seeing the same colors paired together for weddings and parties? Well, have you considered turquoise paired with muted peach, grayed jade tones and muted lavender? It's a palette that I had not previously considered. And I'm really, really liking the looks of it!


I think what I like a lot about this palette is that muted lavender shade that I've incorporated. It definitely has strong gray undertones and for that reason alone... I'm in love. There's a lot to swoon over in this palette. Starting off with this gorgeous floral crown. So feminine and perfectly romantic, these are the sort of natural elements I like to see incorporated into weddings. Oh, and I can't go without mentioning this confetti style garland. So fun and festive! So what do you think? Are you liking the looks of these colors together?

July 12, 2013

Color Story | Romantic + Soft Color!

July 12, 2013
Dreaming of a romantic and oh-so gorgeous wedding day? Trying to find the perfect colors to convey it all? Well, here's a secret for you. Although I totally love bright and bold color, I also have a bit of a soft spot for soft and romantic colors. And these colors are no exception. Soft, romantic and absolutely dreamy, these are the sort of colors that wedding dreams are made of!


Blue and beige with little pops of peach and ivory really do look gorgeous together. Wouldn't you agree? I can't go without mentioning this beautiful table set up. Chivari chairs and those sweet centerpieces make such a lovely statement. And what's not to love about those blue table runners? Looking for a beautiful bridesmaid dress? I'm loving this one for many reasons! Not only is it such a flattering style, but it's totally a dress your friends will be able to wear again way after your wedding day is over! Oh, and did I mention it also comes in black? So pretty! So what do you think? Can you imagine the pretty possibilities? 

July 11, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Shades of Brown, Gold + Silver!

July 11, 2013
Okay, so since it's now officially Summer, that means it's 100% totally okay for me to start talking (and dreaming) about Fall weddings, right? Okay, good. Because I think it's safe to say that this is the longest I've ever waited to start talking about Fall. This palette is all about mixing shades of brown with a touch of silver and gold! Because nothing says Fall quite like rustic elegance. Am I right?


I'm in love with this palette for many reasons. But there are a couple of creative ideas that I can't go without mentioning! Like those golden mason jars! Who knew that a tree slice, some cotton and a little gold spray paint could look so fabulous! I think those centerpieces really do scream rustic elegance! The other stand out for me are those sparkly Kate Spade heels. Totally fun and absolutely gorgeous! So what do you think? Oh, and is anyone else looking forward to Fall? Or is it just me?

July 10, 2013

Color Story | Earthy + Green Color

July 10, 2013
Today's color palette is all about mixing earthy greens with little hints of gold and white. It's a color palette that's full of natural elegance and beauty. I think what makes me most attracted to this color palette is the fact that it relies heavily on florals, leafy greenery, and succulents! 


I'm not sure if I've mentioned my love for succulents? If not, then I must apologize. Because seriously? What's not to love about these sweet succulent accented mini cakes? Such a clean presentation and almost too pretty to eat! So what do you think? Are you liking these gorgeous greens?

July 9, 2013

Sponsored Post | Diamond Mansion Co.

July 9, 2013
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July 8, 2013

Ballerina Bride | Shades of Pink, Mauve + Gray

July 8, 2013
Happy Monday, loves! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today my fascination with pink continues with this ballerina inspired palette. Soft, sweet and full of romance, these are the sort of colors that wedding dreams are made of.


Okay, so you might be wondering how you translate this into your real wedding. Not to fret, my friends. To get this look it won't be necessary for your girlfriends to wear adult sized tutus or even ballet slippers. Simply incorporate the palest shade of pink with shades of gray and a touch of mauve and you'll see that your wedding day will take on all the romance that is this palette. So what do you think? Are you seeing the pretty possibilities?

July 4, 2013

Wedding Wardrobe | Peach Pretties!

July 4, 2013
One of my all time favorite colors for weddings has to be this pretty shade of peach! Romantic, sweet, and absolutely pretty, peach 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 elegant and fun. Plus it's just full of gorgeous possibilities when it comes to styling, decor and even your wedding wardrobe! Want to know how to use peach in your wedding wardrobe? Why not incorporate some lovely pieces like these into your attire? I'm picturing some seriously sweet looks! Starting off with this pretty peach dress!


When it comes to dressing your bridal party, I like this look because I think it's just so sweet and charming. Yes, it's definitely on the feminine side, but what's not to love about that? I also really like that this is a look that your friends could surely wear again way after your wedding day is over! Throw in some gorgeous accessories like these sweet chandelier earrings and you'll have the perfect look for Spring or Summer! So what do you think? Are you seeing the pretty possibilities?

SHOP THE COLOR!

Patriotic Party Palette | Red, White + Blue!

To all my American readers - Happy 4th of July! Just popping in to share a little patriotic pretty with you all! Because nothing says patriotic quite like stars, stripes, and a beautiful palette of red, white and blue! 


I'm absolutely loving these table displays! It just goes to show what a little pop of color can do for your tables! Am I right? Oh, and who isn't loving these sweet and creative napkins? Festive and oh-so colorful, these patriotic party ideas really did have me at hello! So tell me... what do you have planned this 4th of July? Fireworks, perhaps? A cookout with friends and family? That's exactly what I'll be doing! Here's to a fabulous 4th! Be safe and enjoy all of that red, white and blue!

July 3, 2013

Party Palette | Copper + Mint

July 3, 2013
Hi friends and happy mid-week to you! You'll be glad to know that my love affair with mint is still going strong! Especially when paired with rich metallic tones like copper. If uniqueness is what you're after, then perhaps you should consider a color palette like this one. Elegant and full of character, these colors were made to go hand in hand.

{mint dress | samuelle couture, mint + copper cake |photo by heather rothcake via sarah's cake shop via stl mag, heart pancakes | celebrating life everydaylove sign | di mar}

Want to know what I love most about this lovely little palette? Goodness, it's definitely a toss up between those darling heart shaped pancakes and this gorgeous wedding cake! What can I say? I'm a foodie at heart. So what do you think? Are you seeing the party planning possibilities with copper and mint?  

July 2, 2013

Island ''I Do's'' | Coral + Lime

July 2, 2013
  
{Coral + Lime}

When it comes to Summer wedding colors, I really can't say more about my love for the tropical hues. Looking for colors that have a bit of an exotic flair? Well, have you considered a palette of coral and lime? For these colors, I had a destination wedding in mind. Key West, perhaps? 


Details We Love
Tropical Flowers + Fruit Bowl
 

I don't know about you, but there really is something so inviting to me about these colors. They're  vibrant and lively and they're just the sort of colors that me feel like celebrating. I'm loving the looks of this champagne popsicles and what's to love about this gorgeous bridesmaid dress? I think it's safe to say that I'm definitely in an island state of mind!

July 1, 2013

Wedding Colors I Love | Shades of Lavender, Gold + Silver

July 1, 2013
Looking for a color palette that exudes elegance, romance and a bit of a vintage flair? Well, have you considered pairing shades of lavender with antique gold and a pinch of silver? As you can see here, it really is a palette that has so many unique and pretty possibilities.


If statement pieces are your thing, well this palette has no shortage of them. From this gorgeous feather fascinator to this intricate statement necklace, it's easy to imagine a beautiful setting full of inspiring touches and charming details. So what do you think? Are you liking these colors together?

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