September 30, 2013

Top 3 LEAST Flattering Bridesmaid Dress Colors!

September 30, 2013
Okay, so last week we went over the Top 5 Most Flattering Bridesmaid Dress Colors! And the response was so great! A couple of the shades might have come as a surprise to you, but for the most part, the colors I chose were classic, dark shades that in my opinion are universally flattering. And so as promised, today we'll be taking a look at a short list of colors that I consider to be the least flattering colors when it comes to bridesmaid dresses.

Did you know that wearing the wrong color can actually make you look up to 3 dress sizes larger? Yep, it's true. There are colors out there that are absolutely unforgiving. These are the sort of colors that you absolutely dread to wear as a bridesmaid because you just know that the color is going to wash you out. Or even worse, show every little imperfection. Ugh! Simply put, these are the colors you probably wouldn't want to wear if you were a bridesmaid in a wedding. So why put your friends through the agony?


Okay. So before I go on, I just have to point out that the dresses above are clearly examples of beautiful bridesmaid dresses in an array of very flattering shades! When it comes to determining the perfect bridesmaid dress, let it be known... Dessy Group does it right!

But as I mentioned there are a select few colors that just are hard to pull off. Am I saying it can't be done? No, of course not! Let's face it, there are certainly women who just have a way of pulling off any color or any style no matter the day of the week! I, for one, am not that kinda girl! 

So without further ado, let's talk about these dreaded colors, shall we? 

#1: PALE PEACH
Okay, so I have nothing against peach as a wedding color, but when worn as a dress, it's super easy for most skin tones to sort of be washed out. It's a hard color to pull off, especially if you are lacking a Summer tan. And if you have a fair complexion... good luck! Okay, that sounded harsh. But it's true, fair skinned people just have a hard time pulling off peach!

AN ALTERNATIVE? 
Still set on peach for your bridesmaids? Well, if you care about finding a flattering dress, I urge you to consider a deeper shade of peach. One that leans more towards coral.

#2: BEIGE
Beige is similar to peach in that it lacks a lot of pigment. And sadly, this too is just another color that ultimately has a way of washing out most people out. It's unforgiving and it can appear 'blah' if not done right. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that I've never seen a gorgeous, vintage inspired wedding that used neutrals like beige to pull it all together. But what I am saying is that for the most part, beige is just not a universally flattering color to wear! And quite frankly, it's a little drab!


AN ALTERNATIVE
If your heart is set on beige. I urge you to consider other colors first. But if you still feel that this is the color for you, simply opt for the darkest shade of beige available. Or better yet, opt for a dress that has a great pattern or print!

#3: WHITE

It's not often that we see bridesmaids in white. But there's been a recent trend where couples are opting for an 'all-white' wedding. Personally, I like to see white reserved for the bride only (for traditional reasons). But white is also a really tough color to wear. Especially in the form of a dress. Don't get me wrong, I love wearing a white blouse with a pair of jeans. But white pants? You'd never catch me wearing those. Not because I don't love the look. I just feel like it shows every little thing.


AN ALTERNATIVE
Well, if you insist on having white incorporated, perhaps you should look into a two-tone dress that has a darker shade on the bottom? Perhaps black on bottom, white on top? Breaking up the white with a dark color on bottom will definitely be a lot more flattering and easier on the eyes. And besides, a little contrast is always a good thing!

So there you have it! My top 3 least flattering colors for bridesmaids! If I had to guess, the colors probably didn't surprise you much? The concept is pretty simple. Darker colors are more universally flattering and lighter colors are just sadly a little harder to pull off. I hope these tips will help you to select the right dress for your bridesmaids! Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know which colors you love to wear? And which colors you have a harder time pulling off? 

Looking for a handy dandy wedding color tool that will make this whole wedding color thing a whole lot easier? The Pantone Wedding Fan Guide is so helpful when shopping for wedding fashions, and makes it so easy to communicate your color choices to your wedding vendors, such as florists and cake designers. Or even your mom who isn't quite sure what you mean when you say you're having a "terracotta'' colored wedding!

September 26, 2013

5 Fabulous Fall Color Palettes!

September 26, 2013
So this past Sunday was the first official day of Fall, you guys! Can you feel my excitement? Um, yeah. I'm pretty excited. Not only has the weather cooled off a little here in Georgia, but I've also started gearing up for all of the upcoming Fall festivities. I've pulled out my favorite boots, I've decorated our mantle with all kinds of Fall pretties, and I even treated myself to a new scarf the other day!

Fall is my favorite. Not only do I love it because it's the season we said ''I do,'' but there are also many other reasons! Like for starters, I don't think I'll ever tire of driving through the mountains to see the changing leaves. And pumpkin spiced lattes? Are those not the best? Oh, and I can't go without mentioning our annual trip to the pumpkin patch (complete with hayrides and apple cider!). 

But nothing quite captures the essence of Fall quite like the colors! They're warm, they're cozy and if I'm being honest, they're really the sort of colors that I gravitate towards most.

Want to know what some of my favorite Fall color palettes are? Well, you're in luck because today I'm sharing 5 fabulous Fall color palettes. So pour yourself a cup of tea and get your pinning finger ready, because these pretty palettes are sure to put you in a fabulous Fall mood!


#1: SHADES OF ORANGE, PURPLE + BROWN
First up on the list is this unexpected pairing of shades of orange, purple and brown. For me, these colors just scream Fall. But at the same time, it's not a color palette you see every day! Warm, spicy, and all kinds of pretty, this palette truly does have a way of easily blending eclectic and rustic styles. And for that reason alone, I'm in love!


#2: SHADES OF CRANBERRY + MUSTARD
Next up we have this gorgeous palette of cranberry and mustard. This palette is just exuding Fall, is it not? I'm so in love with this full wreath and what's not to love about this photo booth backdrop? I love the big bold statement it makes! And those caramel apples on branches? Are those not the cutest things you've ever seen?


#3: MUSTARD, BLACK + BROWN
Fall is a time to use dramatic colors. And this palette which combines jet black with shades of brown and mustard really is just that. It's got an intensity to it. But at the same time there are some really great rustic touches that soften it just a bit. 


#4: SHADES OF BROWN, BEIGE + GRAY
I love these colors for many reasons. And I'm hoping you can see why? This reddish brown color really is amazing. Anyone else agree? To me, it embodies all that is Fall and then some. I'm so obsessed with these gorgeous accessories. Like that sweet little bow belt and this gorgeous headpiece. 

{bridal halo | sibodesigns, suede bow belt | darlingtonia, rustic bouquet | floral design by haute floral, weddingwire, sparkle heels | raya carlisle photography via style me pretty}

#5: CRANBERRY + GRAY
Last but not least, we have this lovely palette which combines cranberry, gray and just a touch of brown. I love it for many reasons, but mostly I'm attracted to this because I feel like cranberry and gray really are a perfectly balanced palette. Cranberry is vibrant and full of warm energy while gray is cool, sleek and understated. Not to mention the perfect neutral for this palette.


So what do you think? Have I convinced anyone to pull out your sweaters and your chunky scarves? I sure hope so! Be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know if you have any Fall traditions yourself? I'd love to hear about what you love to do during this fabulous season! Oh, and which of these color palettes are you finding yourself drawn to on this fine Fall day?

September 25, 2013

Wedding Wardrobe | Glitz + Glam

September 25, 2013
When it comes to dressing your bridal party, perhaps you've had a little trouble coordinating a look that you feel works? Or maybe you're just a little unsure about how to accessorize? Wherever you are in the process, one thing is for sure...

Sparkly gold really does have a way of setting the stage for elegance and sophistication. Wouldn't you agree? And so today I thought it would be fun to put together a look that communicates just that! I'm obsessed this color for many reasons and I'm hoping you can see why? Just one look at that gorgeous detailing on this dress bodice and I just can't help but start dreaming of all the pretty possibilities! 


Because what's not to love? A girl can never have enough sparkle, I say! Looking for shoes to coordinate? Take your pick between these glittery heels or these flower adorned flats! Or better yet... have your bridesmaids wear the heels for the ceremony and let them slip into something more comfortable after all the dancing begins! Looking for jewelry that will really wow? I'm really liking this art deco inspired necklace. And those heart studs? Well, they're looking pretty sweet from here! 

Oh, and as if things couldn't be any more perfect... Take a peek at that gold bangle bracelet by Kate Spade. The outside reads, "Partners in Crime, Peas in a Pod, Sidekicks, Birds of a Feather, Two of a Kind, Perfect Pairs.'' While the inside reads, "Best Friend Ever." What a sweet and thoughtful bridesmaid gift! So tell me... anyone else having a love affair with glittery gold? And if so, tell me what other colors you like to pair it with?

September 24, 2013

Color Story | Coral + Gold

September 24, 2013
Today my love for coral truly shows with this creative palette of coral and gold. Looking for colors that will make your guests say ''wow?'' Well, have you considered something unique like this? Coral is warm and spicy and vibrant while gold exudes a special sort of elegance. And when it comes to style...Well, as you can see here you're really free to incorporate all sorts of styles!


And I think what makes this palette so special! It's the mixing of the modern and the vintage. I love how the modern motif on the wedding cake mixes so well with those vintage inspired bridal hair pieces. It's truly a look that I wish we could see more often in weddings. Because for me, the real magic happens often when you stop telling yourself that you have to do things a certain way. Because that's no fun, am I right? So tell me, what sort of creative ideas are you pondering over on this lovely Tuesday?

September 23, 2013

Top 5 Most Flattering Bridesmaid Dress Colors!

September 23, 2013
Ever wonder what colors are considered the most flattering when it comes to bridesmaid dresses? Hoping to find a dress that will look nice on everyone? Well, get excited my loves because today I'm breaking down the top 5 most flattering bridesmaid dress colors and a couple of the selections might surprise you! So let's get started, shall we?

#5: MOST FLATTERING BRIDESMAID DRESS COLOR: TEAL

If finding a flattering bridesmaid dress color is high on your list of priorities, then I urge you to consider a color like teal. Not only is teal great at hiding any imperfections it's also the sort of color that really flatters most skin tones. This is because teal is the opposite of pink on the color spectrum and so it flatters the healthy flush in your cheeks!


#4: MOST FLATTERING BRIDESMAID DRESS COLOR: PLUM

Looking for a color that is vibrant, versatile and oh-so flattering? This gorgeous shade of purple really is a beauty. Wouldn't you agree? Rich, elegant, and originally associated with royalty, this deep purple shade is a universally flattering color. And because this color falls into the middle of the color spectrum, meaning it's not too warm or too cool, you can easily use this color for any season!

All dresses are part of the Dessy Group collection and can be purchased here.

#3: MOST FLATTERING BRIDESMAID DRESS COLOR: GRAY

This next color is one of my all time favorite bridesmaid dress colors. And I'm hoping you can see why? Gray is cool and modern and the perfect neutral for any wedding no matter the season! It's a dark shade and so therefore it instantly minimizes any imperfections. 
#2: MOST FLATTERING BRIDESMAID DRESS COLOR: NAVY

Navy is as versatile as black but a tad more fun and modern. The perfect neutral color, I love to see navy used for nautical weddings. If you're looking to incorporate a bit of a preppy feel I suggest a color like navy. Not only is it one of the most flattering colors around, but it's definitely a color your friends can wear again and again.


#1: MOST FLATTERING BRIDESMAID DRESS COLOR: BLACK

Black is and will always be the most flattering color to wear. And this holds true when it comes to bridesmaid dresses as well. It easily flatters any shape or size and has a very classic feel to it. Looking for a color that will look amazing on everyone? Although it might not be the most creative color on the block, there's no denying that black is the most flattering color of them all.

So there you have it! The top 5 most flattering bridesmaid dress colors of all time! Were you surprised by any of the shades? Or disappointed you didn't see a particular color represented? Not to fret! There are plenty of other flattering shades! My advice is to simply keep in mind the different skin tones and body types when making those oh-so important color decisions.

Okay, so now you might be asking yourself, ''what are the least flattering bridesmaid dress colors and how do I avoid them?'' Well, I'm here to tell you that there are surely some very unflattering colors out there. You know the kind. They're the sort of colors that are very pretty, but only certain people can pull off! Want to know what these colors are? Well, be sure to stay tuned because next week I'll be sharing my top 3 least flattering colors for bridesmaid dresses and the colors might really surprise you. 

Looking for more bridesmaid dress tips and ideas? Be sure to check out these colorful wedding wardrobe ideas! Oh, and before you go, definitely leave me a comment and tell me which colors you personally find to be the most flattering? 

September 20, 2013

Wedding Colors | Lavender + Mint

September 20, 2013
Happy Friday, all you color lovers out there. Today my obsession for mint is front and center with this lovely little palette of lavender and mint. What's soft and pretty and perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding? I happen to think that this creative color scheme is all of the above! Mint is fresh and has a modern vibe to it while lavender just adds that perfect touch of femininity and romance. 


Plus I'm just loving the way that you can keep things light and airy with these colors. But then when it makes sense, it's so easy to add a pop of punchy color here and there. Like those striped straws for example. The bold lines really grab your eye and add a little interest to an already very soft and pretty look. Oh, and I can't go without mentioning my love with these colorful bottles. Such a creative idea and a pretty alternative to your more traditional floral centerpieces. So what do you think? Has lavender and mint captured your heart like it has mine? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

September 19, 2013

Pantone Palette | Grayed Jade!

September 19, 2013
Today my love for color continues with this soft and sultry shade that goes by the name 'Grayed Jade.' Perhaps you remember that this color was included in Pantone's Top 10 colors for Spring 2013. And understandably so. Just one look at this shade and I'm instantly feeling so inspired. It's soft, it's romantic, and if I were still planning my wedding, it's just the sort of color that would have me second guessing any of my color palette front runners!


I know I focus on a lot of bold color palettes here on The Perfect Palette. And I'm not sure why that is? Because the truth is that I'm equally obsessed with the lighter more ethereal palettes. Because, honestly... what's not to love? There's a sort of quietness about this palette that I'm really drawn to. This feels peaceful and serene, and for those reasons alone, I'm quite smitten with this shade! So what do you think? Are you inspired by soft and subtle looks like these?

September 18, 2013

10 Wedding Color Palettes That Aren't Boring!

September 18, 2013
Looking for a pretty palette for your upcoming wedding or party? Tired of the same old color combinations? Hoping to find wedding colors that feel a bit unique? Not to fret, my loves. Because today I'm sharing 10 wedding color palettes that are far from boring! So let's get started!


#1: AQUA + EMERALD

What happens when emerald is paired with lovely shades of aqua and turquoise? Something pretty spectacular. That's what! Perfect for Summer or Spring, this pretty palette had me at hello. I'm loving all the variations in color. The brightness of the emerald has a way of instantly capturing the eye, while the softness of the aqua hues keeps this palette feeling sophisticated and sweet. 

#2: PINK + GLITTERY GOLD

My obsession with sweet sparkles continues with this lovely little palette of pink of gold. Because I can't think of a more fun and festive way to say 'i do' than with a dazzling dose of sparkle! I don't know about you, but glittery gold sequins really do have a way of inspiring me. Want to add a touch of pizzazz to your party? These colors will surely do the trick!

#3: YELLOW + GRAY

Let's face it, these wedding colors aren't your grandma's wedding colors. They're surely a scheme dreamed up by a new generation. Couples who love to embrace uniqueness flock to colors like these. And it's easy to see why! If you're looking to add a healthy dose of whimsy and fun to your day, then you might consider something fun & festive like this!

#4: MINT + LAVENDER

I don't think it's any secret that I'm absolutely in smitten with the color mint! And for many reasons. But have you ever considered pairing it with shades of lavender and plum? I just love how these colors come across as soft and airy. But it's also great how you can increase the intensity here and there by adding a pop of deeper color! So far from boring. Am I right?

#5: YELLOW + ORANGE

Next up on my 'far from boring' list is this sunshine filled palette of orange and yellow! Celebratory, lively and full of fun, these are the sort of colors that inspire me. Mix in some sweet gray tones and you'll surely have a palette that is 'party ready!'

#6: MINT + YELLOW

Next up we have one of my all time favorite pairings. In my opinion, mint and yellow are the perfect compliment to one another. Sweet, playful and definitely fun-filled, this happy palette makes me want to pour myself a nice tall glass of lemonade. Absolutely unique and far from being boring, this pretty palette had me at hello.

#7: PURPLE + ANTIQUE GOLD

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. So totally different (in a good way!)

#8: SHADES OF GOLD

Gold has a way of coming across as elegant and chic. And when it comes to selecting your wedding colors, I can't help but feel swept away by how dreamy this feels. To me, this just screams special. Because seriously, guys. There's not a lot in this world that can catch my eye quite like glittery gold.

#9: ORANGE + SAGE

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. And if uniqueness is what you're after, this palette is surely that!

#10: CORAL + AQUA

Bright, bold and oh so beautiful, this is the sort of palette that grabs my attention and inspires me to think creatively. I like this because it's simply not a color palette you see every day. It's a bit unique and definitely a whole lot of fun.

So there you have it! You see, there are plenty of wedding color palettes that I consider far from boring. You just have to open yourself to the possibilities. Don't force yourself into using a color palette you don't absolutely love. Because, seriously. There are far too many unique and spectacular color schemes out there! Don't settle for boring, just because it feels ''safe.'' I urge you to embrace the beautiful, embrace the bold, and be a bit daring with your color choices. Don't be afraid to go for it! Believe me, you got this! 

Still feeling a bit unsure about your color choices? Hop on over to the color palette library and start discovering the many, many ways you can use color to bring your wedding to life! Oh, and leave me a comment below and let me know which one of these palettes you are loving most?

September 17, 2013

Sponsored Post | The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

September 17, 2013
Have your heart set on a destination wedding? Still undecided about where to say, ''I do?''  I can't think of a sweeter place to tie the knot than Hawaii! And The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Maui really is quite spectacular! 

From an intimate wedding for two set on a dramatic lava point surrounded by the sounds of crashing waves to a casual beachside lu’au to an elegant ballroom affair, a wedding or reception at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, creates a memorable beginning to a new life together. 

Combined with their full-service wedding coordination and legendary Ritz-Carlton service, getting married at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua ensures that each couple's special day is absolutely unforgettable. And can you believe that they have a total of five scenic ceremony locations and a number of reception venues to choose from? 


There's 'The Lava Point' - A rugged outcropping of lava makes a picturesque setting with its extraordinary view of the Kapalua coastline and the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i. Or perhaps the 'Honolua Chapel' is more your style!  Beautiful, charming and filled with history, this 1920s era structure served chapel during Kapalua’s plantation days. Personally, I'm loving the sounds of 'The Gazebo' which offers expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. Sounds pretty amazing, am I right? 

Equally amazing is 'The Beach House Lawn' where you're invited to exchange vows to the sound of waves crashing while you're surrounded by palm trees at this oceanside lawn. So romantic! Lastly, we have 'Napili Lawn' which is a lush bluff offering panoramic views of the Kapalua Cliffside and Honolua Bay. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is also the only resort on the island of Maui to employ a full-time wedding concierge who will be dedicated to the bridal couple. The concierge will always be a step ahead, ensuring every detail of the day is delivered exactly as expected. Whether it’s organizing a hula lesson instruction for the bride and her attendants or checking all of the last-minute details to ensure the ceremony location is picture perfect, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, wedding concierge will be there to relieve the stress of the big day. 

You're also invited to incorporate elements of a traditional Hawaiian wedding into your ceremony! And The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will help you with all the details! ''Where do you sign up?'', you might be asking yourself? The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers full-service wedding coordination and a variety of all-inclusive wedding packages and a la carte options! For more information, please contact The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua Weddings Department at (808) 665-7222.  

September 16, 2013

Vintage Inspired | Shades of Blush + Brown

September 16, 2013
Today my love for all things vintage continues with this gorgeous mix of blush and brown. What happens when the elegance of generations past combines with the prettiest of colors? All kinds of dreamy things, that's what! Add in some peach and copper tones and you'll have yourself a color scheme that easily exudes a soft and subtle elegance.


I don't know about you, but I'm instantly taken to another place and time. Maybe it's the lace detailing on that dress. Or perhaps it's that vintage inspired dotted veil by our friends over at Twigs & Honey? Whatever it is, it's truly the sort of stuff that wedding dreams are made of! Looking for a color palette that communicates a sort of timeless elegance?

I urge you to consider something soft and pretty like this! Anyone else liking these colors together? Tell me what other creative ideas you might incorporate to make it yours? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

September 13, 2013

Top 10 Pantone Colors for Spring 2014!

September 13, 2013
Happy Friday, color lovers! Remember a few days ago when I announced that Pantone had named Dazzling Blue their color for Spring of 2014? You know the post? The one where I gushed over what a spectacular shade of blue it was? Check it out here if you missed it. Well, today, my friends, I have another colorful treat for you. Not only did Pantone come out with the color for spring, they also announced the Top 10 Pantone Colors for Spring, 2014. So without further ado, let's dive into this lovely little list!

Dazzling Blue 18-3949, Pantone's top color pick for Spring 2014 is obviously a beauty. Looking for a color that will really wow? This dreamy shade of blue should definitely be on your short list! Looking for colors to pair it with? I suggest a crisp white or a pretty shade of pink!

Love the cool colors, but looking for a shade that is a tad more feminine? I'm loving the fact that Pantone included two shades of lavender in next year's line up! Violet Tulip 16-3823 and Radiant Orchid 18-3224 really are romantic shades. Wouldn't you agree? I love to see shades like this paired with a deep navy blue shade or even a metallic like copper.


Next up on our list is Celosia Orange 17-1360 which I find to be both lively and fun. Looking for a color that will add a bit of pizzazz to the overall look? This sweet tangerine inspired shade is sure to make heads turn! Equally fun is Freesia 14-0852 that captures all the goodness of a beautiful sunshine filled day. I suggest pairing these citrus inspired hues with a beautiful neutral like soft gray.

Looking for a color to add a spicy pop to your overall palette? Cayenne 18-1651 makes a pretty accent color. I love how vibrant and lively it feels and when paired with other warm colors it really does take on a gorgeous vibe.

Placid blue 15-3920 is another shade that made the list. And I'm hoping you can see why? Such a dreamy shade and so absolutely versatile! Here lately I'm loving shades of blue paired with soft shades of peach. What's my favorite color that made the list, you ask? Hemlock 15-6114 really takes center stage in my opinion. Sweet, chic and absolutely pretty, it's colors like these that make my heart sing!

And not to be forgotten, Pantone made sure to include two of the prettiest neutrals I ever did see. Paloma 16-0000 and Sand 15-1225 are the perfect anchor colors and would mix perfectly with any other shade featured here. That's what I love about a good neutral. They're so versatile. So there you have it! Just a few of my thoughts on the Top 10 Pantone Colors for Spring, 2014! Love this post and want to see more like this? Be sure to stop by later this week when I'll be talking more about each of these pretty shades.

September 10, 2013

Top 5 Wedding Color Mistakes + Ways to Avoid them!

September 10, 2013
Okay, so I think it's safe to say that I've witnessed my fair share of wedding color mistakes over the years. So I thought it might be helpful for you guys if I gathered up the top 5 mistakes that I sadly see pop up a lot more than you'd expect! So let's dive into it!

#1: IGNORING YOUR VENUE COLORS!

When deciding on your color palette, I urge you to seriously consider the reception space! For instance, if you’ve chosen a reception area with burgundy and gold carpets, a color scheme of lime green and fuchsia will surely clash, and there’s really no way around it. That’s not to say you have to choose colors that perfectly match the surroundings. 

THE SOLUTION: I suggest using the venue’s decor as more of a guide when selecting your palette. Or simply choose a space that lacks a lot of color so that you won't have to worry about a potential clash!

#2: NEGLECTING TO ORDER MOCK FLORALS!

Okay, so one thing that you must realize is that color in a lot of respects in sort of subjective. Your idea of vibrant coral blooms might not be exactly what your florist shows up with on the day of your wedding. Are you going to be okay if your coral colored blooms turn out to be baby pink? Some couples wouldn't let this bother them. And I say, all power to ya! But simply put, some brides would really have a problem if their dream blooms ended up totally clashing with the overall look.

THE SOLUTION: Request that your florist put together some test bouquets. That way you know that you're on the same page when it comes to color. And there won't be any surprises on the day of!


#3: WAITING TOO LONG TO MAKE A DECISION!

I would have to agree that selecting your wedding colors has to be one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. Your colors set the tone for the entire feel of your day! But what happens when you prolong deciding on your colors? If you don't decide on a timely manner, be prepared to find yourself scurrying around in a desperate attempt to find items that will match or coordinate. Especially if you've chosen a more unique scheme.

THE SOLUTION: Give yourself a deadline! At some point in the dreaming period (as I like to call it) you must start putting those dreams into action. And without a color palette, not much can get accomplished!

#4: FORGETTING ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTRAST!

I've seen this one all too often. Okay, so here's what happens. You've decided that you want a pale pink wedding. So you go out select a pale pink bridesmaid dress for all your friends to wear. And then without even thinking, you turn around and order the same color bouquets. If you don't take into consideration contrast and variation, you can sadly expect to create a look that lacks interest and pizzazz.

THE SOLUTION: Think about contrast when you're selecting your attire, invitations and table linens. Think about the big picture and note that each of these layers should not all be the same. exact. color. Add contrast by selecting varying shades!

#5: SELECTING AN UNFLATTERING BRIDESMAID DRESS COLOR!

Okay, so this mistake is a common one and sadly it happens a lot! The truth is that not every color is a great pick when it comes to dressing your bridal party. Some colors wash people out, others simply aren't flattering.

THE SOLUTION: When selecting a bridesmaid dress I urge you to consider the varying skin tones and body shapes. For instance, not everyone is going to be able to rock that cocktail length dress in chartreuse. So take your girls to the bridal shop and narrow down a color that compliments the majority of your attendants. I swear your friends will thank you!

So there you have it. I hope this has been helpful. Just a few things to keep in mind when making the decision on the colors for you big day! So tell me... what sort of color conundrums have you found yourself in here lately? Need help? Be sure to hop on over to the request section and leave me a note! Still unsure as to how to narrow down the choices? Take a peek at my Top 10 Wedding Color Palettes that Aren't Boring! Trust me, after you read this, you'll be well on your way to finding your perfect palette!

September 9, 2013

Sponsored Post | The Wedding Outlet!

September 9, 2013
One of the things I love most about weddings is that there are just so many sweet and colorful ways to make it yours! Looking to add some pretty pops of color to your wedding day? At a loss for what to do? Well, one way to instantly add unity is by carrying the same color palette throughout the accessories in your wedding. 

What exactly do I mean? Well, it's pretty simply, really! From guest books, to pen holders, to even your unity candle, our friends over at The Wedding Outlet have made it so easy to incorporate your chosen color palette into your wedding day!


But it doesn't stop there! Oh, no! You can even order your ring bearer pillow, flower girl basket, memory book, or even your bridal garter in the very same colors! And with so many gorgeous colors to choose from, it sure does make it easy to color coordinate on your special day!

One of the things I love most is that The Wedding Outlet actually gives you a preview of what your items will look like in the color(s) you've chosen. Which totally takes the guess work right away! Simply click the ''preview personalization'' button and you're instantly able to see your color choices brought to life! My two favorite collections would have to be the 'Chantilly Custom  Lace Collection,' and the 'Chelsea Collection.' And seriously, guys. That Seaglass color really did have me at hello! So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to The Wedding Outlet and start making your wedding day accessory selections in your 'perfect palette.'

And go now, because you can save 10% off when you use the code: #isavedatTWO at checkout! (no minimum purchase required!)

Dazzling Blue 18-3949 | Top Pantone Color for Spring 2014

Have you heard the news? Dazzling Blue 18-3949 has been named Pantone's top color pick for Spring, 2014. And I for one could not be more excited! Bold, elegant and all kinds of pretty, this dazzling shade of blue really is such a versatile color. And that, my friends, is why it's safe to say that you'll surely be seeing this beautiful blue shade pop up everywhere from fashion to weddings!


Because seriously, guys. What's not to love? I suggest pairing beautiful blue tones like this with shades of pink for a very preppy feel. Or you might consider pairing this shade of blue with a crisp, clean white for a more sophisticated or modern vibe. So what do you think? Are you liking this shade of blue? And if so, tell me what colors you like to see paired with this shade?

September 6, 2013

Color Story | The WOW Factor!

September 6, 2013
Happy Friday, all you color crazed brides-to-be. Today I'm excited to bring you this snazzy and sophisticated look that is sure to elicit the 'wow factor,' at your upcoming wedding and/or party! Now, you might be asking yourself, what is this 'wow factor' that Chrissy is talking about? Where can I get it? And most importantly, how can I get it? Well, for me, the 'wow factor' happens when gorgeous styling meets amazing color. Sound intimidating much? Not to fret. I swear things needn't be elaborate or over the top. Most of the time elegance can be found in the simplest of things.


I love this palette because it's quite simple, really. Mixing fuchsia with gold accents and a very small touch of black and gray really is quite pretty. Anyone agree? There's a little variation in the pinks here so that you are seeing some dark and some light. Which I really think is key in achieving this look. I personally can't get enough of the back of that bridesmaid dress. And what's not to love about this gorgeous wedding invitation design from our friends over at Shine Wedding Invitations?

September 4, 2013

Party Palette | Harvest Hues!

September 4, 2013
Okay, so. I mentioned that I'm a HUGE fan of Autumn, right? Okay, let's get real. You guys totally know me. So why do I even find it necessary to ask this question? I think it's pretty safe to say that I've totally made my love known for all things Autumn. Am I right? And shades of orange and ivory? Such a perfect palette if you ask me!


Because nothing makes me happier than when I start to feel a little chill in the air. Anyone else? For me, it's just the coziest of seasons. It's a time for using warm and vibrant color. And of course I'm being biased here... but I just have to add that it is one of the prettiest times to say ''I do.'' Festive, fun and all kinds of fabulous...these are the sort of colors that Autumn lovers (like me) adore! Anyone else feeling like breaking out the boots and scarves yet? Or is it just me?

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