Party Palette: Cobalt + Turquoise

Last week’s color palette was all about gorgeous shades of purple and today’s inspiration was drawn from vibrant, jewel tone shades of cobalt blue and turquoise. I love the elegance that comes from simply pairing blue with a heavy dose of white or ivory. The look can easily transform from preppy to casual to glam depending on how you work the details. Here luxurious fabrics, a bit of bling and romantic texture make the look completely timeless and beautiful. For even more color inspiration, check out past color palette posts.

{top. Candice K Photography via Style Me Pretty. left. My Sweet & Saucy. right. A Simple Photograph via Style Me Pretty.}


DIY Ombre Paint Swatch Chandelier

I love the gorgeous paint swatch DIY projects that have been circulating lately, but this pretty in pink ombre chandelier might just be my new favorite. From the color palette to the scalloped edges to the blush pink satin ribbon, this DIY project is totally up my alley. Get the complete how-to at Hey Gorgeous.

{Photos by Jenna McKenzie for Hey Gorgeous.}


Backyard Movie Night Inspiration

Hello hello and good morning, friends! I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Mine was spent celebrating the wedding of my one of my bestest friends and doing a whole lot of what I love to do best – lounging, watching movies, cooking and spending time with my favorite people on earth. Today my head is filled with late summer daydreaming and I just love the idea of a backyard movie night with popcorn, cozy quilts and good company.

Vendors –
Event design + styling: Bash, Please / Photography by: Brandon Kidd / Rentals: Found Rentals

{Photos by Brandon Kidd via Cake via design*sponge.}


Brooke + Galen: A Happily Ever After Party

Shared by the super lovely Sara Gray, I thought Brooke and Galen’s fun, country wedding was the perfect way to usher in Labor Day weekend. Married six months ago by a covered bridge with just their friends and family in attendance, Brooke and Galen later opted for a festive “Happily Ever After Party” in lieu of a traditional reception. Set at Atavista Farm in Brownsville, Oregon, the couple celebrated with a barbecue and great music from Chase McBride. I love the low key vibe of this wedding and the sweet, Americana-inspired decor.

Vendors –
Photography: Sara Gray Photography / Venue: Atavista Farm / Music: Chase McBride
{Photos by Sara Gray Photography.}


Party Palette: Romantic Purple + Raspberry

For today’s color palette I was really inspired by a color that I personally find somewhat daunting – purple! I think it’s so easy for purple to go wrong so I wanted to show it off in a really romantic, sophisticated way. I think the trick with purple is keeping the colors rich and moody, layering different hues and adding in a really soft, cool gray to mellow the whole look out into something sweet and irresistibly pretty. I love how this color palette turned out!

{top. Kiss the Groom. left. Marlin Munoz via Ruffled. right. Martha Stewart.}