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December 31, 2013

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014

December 31, 2013
Being that it's the last day of the 2013 I have to admit that I've really started thinking to the future and about what's to come in 2014! Now, if you've been following my blog for any length of time then you probably know that I publish a couple of Top 10 lists which consist of the most popular and sought after colors of the season. So today I thought what better day to announce the top 10 wedding colors for Spring, 2014 than now? I know, I know, it's almost too exciting for words. So without further ado, here's your Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring, 2014 (chosen by yours truly).

Now if you've been engaged for a while or if you're a wedding pro of any kind than you probably have been witness to the Mint and Blush Pink craze that has been sweeping the industry. And although this dazzling duo has been trending for 2013, they're surely not going anywhere in the new year. If anything, they're popularity is only going to increase! And pink and mint together? Yeah, be prepared to see a lot more of that. 


One color that may or may not come as a surprise to you is Rose Gold. This year we surely saw a big influx of popularity when it comes to all things Glittery Gold. And while gold will surely increase in popularity, so will Rose Gold. Be prepared to see Rose Gold used just the way that gold and silver are used today in weddings.

Coral is another big color for 2014. And I'm hoping you can see why? It's vibrant, festive and just the sort of color perfect for your upcoming Spring soiree. Looking for an equally fun hue to pair it with? Why not consider a Pale Yellow or even color like Grayed Jade. Both gorgeous colors that we'll be seeing a lot more of in the new year!

A couple of shades of blue made it into the Top 10 this year including Cerulean and Dusty Blue. Blue has always been and will always be a top color for weddings, but I think this year we're going to see some more interesting shade selections which of course I'm loving.

And finally, rounding out this year's Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring, 2014, we have Orchid which was actually just named the Color of the Year for 2014 by none other than our dear friends over at Pantone! Of course I loved this announcement since this was the color I chose last year as the #1 Color for Weddings in 2012! And yes, I'm totally excited to see that what's hot for weddings is also hot in fashion too! Keep your eyes peeled for more of this hue in the new year. Oh, and be sure to stay tuned because my announcement of the #1 Wedding Color for 2014 is coming soon.

So what do you think about the Top 10? Did any of your favorites make the cut? Or maybe there were a few colors you thought should have been included? I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas! Oh, and if you're still on the fence about your wedding colors, be sure to read my Top 10 Wedding Color Mistakes and Ways to Avoid them. I promise you, it's super helpful!

December 30, 2013

Good as Gold | Unique Wedding Ideas

December 30, 2013
Okay, so I totally realize that I just shared a gold palette the other day. But guess what? I really can't feel bad about it. Truthfully? Gold is just in the air right now. Or at least that's how I'm feeling. As New Year's Eve approaches (still can't believe it's tomorrow),  I can't help but gravitate towards all things festive. And that includes festive colors too. And what's the most festive color around? Gold takes the cake, my friends. And so today I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite golden ideas. Because you can never have enough sparkle in your life. Am I right?




A light up marquee heart over the dessert table? Glitter dusted cupcakes? Star garland? And the prettiest paper mache streamers I ever did see? Yes, this is the stuff that New Year's Eve should be made of. Throw in the concept of actually saying "i do" on New Year's Eve and you have the makings of the perfect party. I don't know about you, but I'm obsessed with these glittery gold dresses! And the glow of candlelight? Can't beat it. So tell me... what about New Year's Eve do you love most? And have you started to think of any resolutions? 

December 27, 2013

New Year's Eve Soiree

December 27, 2013
A sparkly soiree at a swanky New York City loft? Sounds like a pretty spectacular way to ring in the new year to me. I don't know about you, but for me New Year's eve has always held a special place in my heart. Maybe it's the promise of a new beginning or perhaps I just love it because it gives me a great excuse to slip into my fanciest of dresses. Not to mention, it's the one night of the year that the more glitzy you look, the better! Did I mention I like sparkles?


So I suppose it goes without saying that I love to ring in the New Year. It's a time to reflect, a time to celebrate and a time toast to the year ahead! And as I mentioned before, it's a time to get all dolled up. Can we all just take a look at this dress? Black tulle with sparkles galore never looked so glamorous. Am I right? And these vintage inspired clocks? Such a charming way to dress up your tables this New Year's eve. Looking for a cute idea for your upcoming soiree? I don't think you can go wrong with individual champagne bottles on ice (and a straw). Best. idea. ever. So tell me... what are you guys planning on doing this New Year's Eve? Any exciting plans?

December 26, 2013

Top 5 Posts of 2013

December 26, 2013
So as 2013 comes to an end, I thought it would be fun to look back at this year's posts and share the ones that you guys loved the most!

Here’s a look at 5 of your favorites! These are the posts that got the most traffic, the most likes, the most shares and the most love from all of you.

Be sure to click over to the original posts so that you can remind yourself of these very helpful tips!


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. {see the full post here}




2. 10 Wedding Color Palettes You Need to Consider!

Still on the hunt for the perfect palette? Here’s a look at 10 of my favorites! From the soft shades to the deep and dramatic, I'm inspired by them all. And I'm hoping you can see why! {see the full post here}



3. Top 10 Pantone Colors for Spring, 2014

Pantone announced their top 10 Colors for Spring 2014 and boy did they pick a bunch of beauties. And while they're all pretty fabulous, they did choose a couple of stand out hues for the year. Dazzling Blue was named the Top color of Spring 2014 while Radiant Orchid was named the Color of the Year for 2014. I'm excited to see how the world will use these colors in the upcoming year! {see the full post here}



4. Top 5 Most Flattering Bridesmaid Dress Colors

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 loves, because this list breaks down the top 5 most flattering bridesmaid dress colors and a couple of the selections might surprise you! {see the full post here}



5. 10 Wedding Color Palettes that Aren't Boring!


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 I've put together a list of 10 wedding color palettes that are far from boring! {see the full post here}



So there you have it! Our top 5 posts from 2013 here on The Perfect Palette! Thanks for loving these, for sharing these, and for being the best readers a girl could ask for. Happy Holidays. Thanks for following and being a part of this colorful journey of mine!

December 24, 2013

Cranberry + Gold Holiday Shoot

December 24, 2013
Merry Christmas eve, lovelies. I don't know about you, but I just love this time of year. Good food, good friends, family time, and lots of festive gatherings! What's not to love? And so that's why I'm just so excited to share with you this fabulous styled shoot that our friends over at Urban Style created with the holidays in mind. Some details to be on the look out for: Touches of chevron, sequined pillows, pretty packages, over sized pine cones, and the loveliest cranberry and gold color palette I ever did see.



























 
Photography: Ashley Williams photography | Video: Classic Filmworks | Desserts: Wicked Spoon | Styling & Paper Products: Danielle for Francine Ribeau Events | Makeup: Kelsey Doonan | Floral: Classic Blooms Studio | Accessories: B Mookie | Hair: Carla Walter | Rentals: Farm Tables & More

Talk about beautiful! Am I right? And this color? Wow! I can't say enough about these beautiful cranberry infused colors and the way it pairs so effortlessly with this glittery gold. I swear, I wish I could just jump into this scene and stay a while. I'd be sure to make myself a festive drink, play a little urban bingo and maybe even wrap a gift or two. Hey, what can I say? I'm always looking for an opportunity to multi-task. And well, I'm not done wrapping! I know, I know... will I ever learn?

Happy Holidays, friends. I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas filled with all the stuff that matters most! 

December 23, 2013

Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas

December 23, 2013
Happy Monday, loves! Just popping in to spread a little holiday cheer! What's blue and sparkly and full of Winter whimsy? Pantone's Dazzling Blue sure does make for a gorgeous wedding palette. Wouldn't you agree? A cozy scarf? A sparkly headpiece? And the prettiest blue Christmas tree I ever did see? This is the sort of stuff that Winter wedding fantasies are made of.


Because seriously? What's not to love? And while I have to admit that we're beyond busy over with all kinds of Christmas festivities, I couldn't go without sharing this beautiful blue inspiration with you. Because sparkly stuff is my favorite. So tell me... what sort of holiday happenings are you getting into this season? I sure do hope that wherever you are that you are enjoying the magic of the season!

December 20, 2013

A Magical White Christmas

December 20, 2013
So I think I've mentioned that if we didn't have a Fall wedding, that I would have definitely loved saying "i do" in a Winter wonderland. Because I don't know about you, but when I think about a snowy wedding, everything just seems to incredibly romantic. It's a time of year when families are gathering and celebrating. And so what better time to say "i do" than at the holidays? A landscape covered in snow always has me at hello.














And a white Christmas? Well, that sure does make for a perfect Christmas. Now doesn't it? And while I don't think it will snow here in Georgia this Christmas, I can't help but dream a little dream for snow. So tell me... will any of my readers be lucky enough to get snow this Christmas? Consider me jealous. Seriously jealous.

December 18, 2013

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas!

December 18, 2013
So I have to admit that I'm a bit traditional when it comes to my Christmas decorating. Yes, I love my mom's teal tree that she puts up every year. But if I'm being honest, I have to admit that red, green and white has always been my palette of choice. But here lately I've really been appreciating some of the more unique color pairings that have been popping up. Like this beauty of palette. Pink and gold, anyone? Looks pretty dreamy to me. Things to be on the look out for: Gorgeous vintage ornaments, sequin accented gown, the prettiest and most festive table setting I've seen all year, and did I mention macarons? 





















Fun and festive! Don't you think? I seriously can't get enough of sparkly gold. And with pink? Well, it's just a match made in heaven. And while I might opt to skip this color palette for my Christmas decorating, I can definitely see myself using these colors for a New Year's Eve party or even a bridal shower that falls in the month of December. So what do you think about these colors? And are you a traditionalist when it comes to holiday colors? Or do you dare to be different?

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