Bloggers {Unveiled}: Chrissy of The Perfect Palette

The Perfect Palette

Today’s guest in the Bloggers {Unveiled} series is probably one of the most supportive bloggers out there, Chrissy from The Perfect Palette! If you are a bride-to-be all about the colors, The Perfect Palette is a definite must-read! Thanks for stopping by today, Chrissy!

About the Blogger:
Hi Everyone! I’m Chrissy, that color obsessed girl behind the blog The Perfect Palette! What’s the Perfect Palette, you ask? The Perfect Palette is a little site that I set up to help brides find their perfect wedding day color palette. A sweet thanks goes to Jacin for asking me to be a part of the Bloggers Unveiled series! It’s such an honor and I’m so excited to share!

Blogger {Unveiled}:

How did you get started in the wedding world?
I was actually one of those art majors in college who graduated and the second I hit ‘the real world’ I was without any plan on how I was actually going to earn a living. And although I did pursue creative avenues, nothing really panned out that was going to pay the bills!

So before I knew it, I had changed my focus and I was applying for sales jobs in Corporate America. Anything to get me out of my parent’s house! For 5 long years I worked in software sales for IBM, and although it was a very financially rewarding career, I was admittedly very unfulfilled. I had abandoned almost all of my creative outlets and my only focus was work and living for my weekends.

That was until I got engaged! A whole new and exciting world of creativity opened up to me and wedding planning instantly filled the creative void I had been suffering! I became a DIY queen and it didn’t stop there! I became obsessed with dreaming. Dreaming of how I could create our dream wedding

I started creating the color palettes that you see on my site in order to figure out what I’d like my wedding to look and feel like. But then I couldn’t stop! Before I knew it, I found myself on the the Knot message boards offering my help + services to anyone + everyone who needed me!

The response was overwhelming! And before I knew it I had hundreds of emails. All from brides-to-be who needed me. I felt a sense of fulfillment that I had never felt before. I was using my creativity to make a difference and it felt good. And that was it - I was hooked!

Then one day someone asked me if I had a blog where she could go and see all of my palettes? A blog, I thought? And it was that simple…the Perfect Palette was born.

What is your makeup staple?
I’m admittedly a red lipstick kind of girl. And although I know red lipstick isn’t really everyone’s thing - it has always been my thing. It’s kind of my signature look, I guess. Who makes my favorite lipstick? That would be ORIGINS! I seriously can’t get enough of that stuff.

What’s one thing that others don’t know about you?
The one thing people may not know about me is that I’m a new mom! My baby boy just turned 11 months the other day and I can’t believe that I’m already planning a 1st birthday party! A lot has happened in 3 years what with getting engaged, starting my own business, getting married and having a baby. I guess you could say, time flies when you’re having fun!

What’s one piece of advice you would give to others trying to get started with their own business?
One piece of advice I can share in regards to starting your own business is to simply do something you love. As I mentioned before, I used to be stuck in a very unfulfilling career where I saw no light at the end of the tunnel. I felt like I was just going through the motions most of the time. There was no joy or sense of accomplishment, really. Sure, I met some amazing lifelong friends and for that reason, I have no regrets. However, I think at the end of the day, if you can figure out a way to make a living doing something you love - something that makes you happy, that is when you find true satisfaction. I feel so lucky to have found that! My happiness comes from combining my love for helping people and sharing my creativity.

What is your favorite part about weddings?
Well, besides my love for color palettes + all of the creative DIY projects out there, what I really love most about weddings is witnessing the coming together of two families. Family is really important to me and it’s so special to me to see all of that love being shared. What can I say? I’m a big sap.

What is your hobby outside of blogging {is there life outside blogging} :)?
Sure there is! I absolutely love to go antiquing - I suppose this is because I love to surround myself with things that have meaning, depth and a story. My perfect day consists of going antiquing with my mom and then grabbing lunch together. Oh, and I’m also a bit of a shutterbug too! I’m admittedly THAT girl who has to take a million and one pictures during every get together. What can I say? I have a little bit of a soft spot for capturing memories.

Happy Friday everyone!

  • Koru Kate says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Yay, I’m so happy to see Chrissy featured here! She consistently inspires me with her creative color palettes. Congrats on your baby’s first birthday, Chrissy~

  • I love being able to find out a little more about the people behind the blogs! Thanks Jacin for another wonderful blogger unveiled and thanks to Chrissy for providing beautiful inspiration!

  • Kristen says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    So great to learn about Chrissy and how The Perfect Palette was born!

  • Miss Tattoo says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Yes!!!! I stumbled across her blog when looking for colors and inspiration boards! I have changed my color scheme 5 times, but I’m not complaining! I found the PERFECT PALETTE for our summer outdoor wedding! Thanks Chrissy!

  • Mel {The Oceanside Bride} says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Yay! I’ve been dying to know the girl behind The Perfect Palette so I’m excited Chrissy was featured! Congrats on all your accomplishments with the blog and with your family too! Happy early birthday to your baby boy. =)

  • Chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Chrissy is just the sweetest and I love the feature! I admire her so much as a new mom, a blogger, and a woman trying to balance it all!

  • Bethany Lane says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Aw! So glad to read about how Chrissy got her start! I LOVE her site! So very inspiring! Definitely a must read for brides trying to find their wedding color palette.


  • Gaby - Cap Classique says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Yay! So glad to read this. PP was one of the first wedding blogs I ever came across and probably the first place I fell in love with inspiration boards, and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know Chrissy as a blogger! It’s always so nice to read more about the person behind the blog - love this series, Jacin!

  • Winnie says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    The Perfect Palette was one of my biggest inspirations when I got married and still is now! I use it for birthday, anniversary, holiday party (and on and on) inspiration, and getting to know more about the woman behind all the creativity makes me a little twitterpated!

  • birdie to be says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Great guest post! Chrissy is so sweet and has a beautiful site!

  • Shelby Till says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Chrissy was the reason I started my own wedding blog in the first place. I worked for a small wedding company writing articles and blogs for them and came across The Perfect Palette. I was hooked! Seeing her creativity and all of the unique ideas was my inspiration. When anyone I know gets engaged the first site i tell them to visit is The Perfect Palette. I love blogging, even if I haven’t been able to turn it into a business. Thank you for all you do Chrissy!

  • Ashley Nicely says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Chrissy seriously is such an inspiration. Her creativity really is so great. I definitely recommend her site to any planning bride I come across. Such a great resource for brides.

    xo, Ashley

  • alicia@Charitywedding says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Chrissy really is one of the most supportive people out there and SO talented! I loved reading her story of how she got started and she’s right I had no idea she had a baby which makes all her support even more impressive!

  • Emma L. says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Chrissy is a true talent and an obvious stand out in the wedding industry. I love the concept of her blog and I admire all the hard work she’s put into helping so many brides.

    ~ Emma

  • Lena says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    I adore Chrissy and her gorgeous blog, and I love hearing how important color is in all aspects of her life! Talk about someone who lives their passion!

  • WrappedCouture (Lissahn) says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    This was an amazing story and it was so nice to see you up close and personal (I’m so used to seeing your head down with the color swatches). I so loved your red lipstick comment and how it’s YOUR thing. Anyone who knows me, knows I love a person that’s comfortable in their own skin and is ok being who they are. I also loved that you’re following your creative passion. It’s hard conforming to what others think you should do, which is why I love being creative for a living as well. The wedding industry is my passion and creativity runs through my blood. I, like you have found exactly where I’m supposed to be! Thanks for sharing your story and thank you Jacin for sharing it as well!

  • Diana says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    I know I may have said this before, but Chrissy’s blog was one of the first I found when I planned our wedding. It was so helpful with all of the ideas and inspiration. She also was one of many great people who left comments on my personal blog (TheWorldAroundHer). Congrats to her, her family, success, marriage and little baby!!

    PS she rocks red lipstick!

  • Kismet says on July 22, 2011 Reply

    Chrissy is SO supportive and I have been wanting to get to know her better! Great advice - doing what you love makes it all worth it, doesnt it!
    Happy 11 months to you and your little boy…..

  • Amy-Jo Tatum/Bride Chic says on July 23, 2011 Reply

    So nice to finally know so much about the amazing woman behind the palettes. Yes, she is ever suportive of all of us out here. What would we do without her?

  • Dora says on July 24, 2011 Reply

    Chrissy has the best color inspiration for brides. I seriously would not know what I would have done without her. She really is such a great resource - one that I recommend to all my engaged friends and family members.

  • We’ve been loving Chrissy’s blog for months now! She has such a keen eye for lovely color combos and how to create the perfect wedding/party ambiance using them. Plus, as your profile here only proves, she is sweet, generous, and always supportive!

  • erin * sparkle & hay says on July 24, 2011 Reply

    aaah! Chrissy - LOVE hearing your story & how you overcame corporate america!!! :) you provide an amazing service for brides & never cease to amaze with your awesome palettes!


    p.s. i had no clue you had a little one! how sweet! :)

  • Honeylyn Armstrong says on August 5, 2011 Reply

    Your bloggers unveiled series is always very inspirational. I have come across your articles a few times and every time, I read about someone who has accomplished and become successful at what I am trying to do- get my business off the ground! Thank you for these articles, and maybe one day I can be amongst the bloggers and friends interviewed!

  • Honey @ Honeydew Events says on August 5, 2011 Reply

    Your bloggers unveiled series is always very inspirational. I have come across your articles a few times and every time, I read about someone who has accomplished and become successful at what I am trying to do- get my business off the ground! Thank you for these articles, and maybe one day I can be amongst the bloggers and friends interviewed!

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