Chic Grey Wedding Ideas with a Twist of Lemon June 16, 2016
This unusual yet heavenly colour combination is full of sunshine while still being stylish. This charming theme is particularly perfect if you’re tying the knot in Spring or Summer, and you can really get creative with the details. I adore a sophisticated grey wedding with a cheerful twist of sunny yellow, so it’s time to get inspired…
The Wedding Stationery
Your wedding stationery can often be overlooked, but it really can form part of your wedding décor. Not only is it the first glimpse of your wedding day for your guests, it will add rays of colour throughout your wedding venue through the table plan, table numbers and place names. Designs made up of soft buttercup yellow and sleek grey are a fab combination.
The Bridal Outfit
When it comes to aisle style, lemon yellow might not be your first choice for your wedding dress, but fear not, there are tons of options when it comes to featuring your colour scheme in your bridal outfit. If you want to wear a traditional white dress, you could simply add a glitzy silver or delicate yellow sash at the waist for a subtle hint of colour. A soft, dove grey gown is also a beautiful option and if you choose the right gown and shade it can look extremely elegant.
Images: Top Row Left via Ruffled | Top Row Right via Style Me Pretty | Second Row Left via Once Wed | Second Row - Lemon Dream Hair Comb & Earrings by Glitzy Secrets | Third Row Left via Wed Society | Bottom Row via Sheffield Wedding Photographer
Cheerful yellow wedding shoes are guaranteed to make a statement, and add a touch of personality to a traditional wedding gown. Whether you want to wear sky high heels or cute ballet pumps, the choice is yours! Pale yellow hues, such as daisies or yellow roses and white flowers in your bouquet will look beautiful, particularly if you’re planning a sunny Spring or Summer soiree. Speaking of accessories, the Lemon Dream collection from Glitzy Secrets will be the perfect addition to complete your bridal outfit, and will also look gorgeous on your girls. This subtle splash of colour is guaranteed to make you sparkle!
When it comes to dressing your best girls, you have a variety of different options. You could mix and match grey and yellow dresses, depending on which shade suits which bridesmaids, or you could choose the same colour dress. I particularly love the idea of light grey dresses against the contrast of a beautiful bouquet of yellow blooms. It’s important to make sure that your bridesmaids feel super comfortable in their gowns as these colours can sometimes be difficult to suit to skin-tones, so don’t be afraid to experiment with a variety of shades.
The Table Décor
It’s often that the simplest table décor has the most impact. Sunny yellow floral centerpieces are a brilliant addition to any reception table, and will beautifully complement your colour scheme. Why not accessorise the table with simple grey napkins or place names to combine the two colours.
Images: Top Row Left via J Woodbery | Top Row Right via Fab Mood | Second Row Left - Delicate Sunshine Pendant by Glitzy Secrets | Second Row Right via Marta Lockyear Photo | Third Row Left via Tulle and Chantilly | Third Row Right via Tara McMullen | Fourth Row Left via Fab You Bliss | Bottom Row Left via Bridal Musings | Bottom Row Right via The Perfect Palette
The Wedding Cake
With so many wonderful wedding cake designs out there, the possibilities are endless. Consider a delicious lemon sponge to fit in with your yellow theme to get guests’ mouths watering! From subtle grey ombré icing to cascading sugar flowers, you really can create a work of art. I adore the idea of personal cake toppers or stylish laser-cut calligraphy toppers, as these really bring even the simplest of wedding cakes to life! Alternatively, towers of vanilla cupcakes with yellow and grey icing are just as fabulous and they look delightful when displayed on a dessert table.
The Wedding Food and Drink
One of the easiest ways to reflect your colour scheme in your wedding day is through your food and drink. Serve cloudy lemonade or pineapple inspired cocktails with striped grey straws as your guests arrive to your reception – they are both a refreshing choice for a scorching Summer wedding day. Mini bottles of Limoncello will make fabulous favours for your guests.
If you’d love your Summer wedding to be vibrant and full of sunshine, then this is definitely the colour scheme for you!