If you don’t properly handle it, it would be far too easy to make a gray themed wedding look dull and uninviting. While this color is undeniably glamorous and elegant, gray weddings can quickly turn to disaster if you do not adopt the proper care required when setting up the decorations.
Here are some tips that will hopefully help you pull off a lively, romantic and exceedingly classy gray-themed weddings.
Don’t neglect the bright touches
As tempting as it is to go for an all-grey palette, try to adopt this drastic step. This will result in a drab, almost funeral-like look which might even induce quite a few yawns from your guests. Therefore, do go for gray as the main color but don’t neglect the bright touches to break things up a bit. Yellow, for example, is a wonderful way to add some contrast to your wedding palette. Think yellow flowers for the bridesmaids or even a stunning yellow bouquet for the bride herself. Alternatively, you could also go for yellow bridesmaid dresses or yellow place settings. If you’re having a wedding at night, you can even go for yellow Led candles lined across the aisle or all around the reception area.
Most people tend to go for traditional white wedding cakes regardless of the overall color theme because they are afraid of being overly unconventional. After all, wedding cakes do tend to be white most of the time. However, your wedding should be the best platform for you to express yourself, a safe space where you will dare to be different and embrace what you truly want. Consequently, don’t hesitate to go for a gray wedding cake. As always, do break things up a bit with some colorful touches. While the overall surface of the cake might be gray, you could go for pink fondant flowers with some occasional touches of green. For an extra-special touch, you could also go for a dark red cake stand that will throw the gray surface of the cake into focus while beautifully complementing the overall theme of the day.
The best way to bring a gray theme to the wedding without things looking too dull is through the bridal party itself. If you want, you can dress up the bridesmaids in gray dresses with red, pink or yellow sashes. Similarly, the groomsmen can don gray tuxedos with brightly colored ties. Bear in mind that the ties and sashes do not imperatively need to be uniformed. In fact, the best way to liven up the gray theme is to allocate a differently-colored tie or sash to each groomsman and bridesmaid. For a homogenous look, the Maid of Honor and the Best Man can dress in all-gray ensembles. Of course, the groom and bride can wear gray as well: in fact, the bride can even go for an ombre-style wedding dress with varying hues of white and gray.
Whether you’re a fan of the controversial Fifty Shades series or not, there’s no doubt that going for a gray theme will certainly bring a distinct air of sophistication and class to your wedding. Indeed, new, emerging wedding trends are all about tasteful and sophisticated hues: gone are the days where everything used to be white with just a touch of blue. Instead, new brides and grooms are now going for more cutting-edge shades.
However, it’s extremely important not to go overboard and go for an all-gray decoration. This will defeat the entire purpose of your gray wedding theme and bring a tacky, rather gaudy look instead of a sophisticated one. For example, if your groom decided to go for a gray tux, he should break it up by going for a red or black tie. Similarly, gray bridesmaid dresses can be glammed up by adding a pair of silver or golden shoes to the outfit. Alternatively, don’t hesitate to dress the girls up in bright, sparkly jewels and accessories to create a magnificent clashing effect with the overall gray theme of the day.
Of course, daring brides can very easily don a lovely gray wedding dress on their special day. Indeed, since this is your day and no one else’s, you shouldn’t be afraid to push the boundaries and explore new fashion horizons. The only essential aspect is that you should feel entirely comfortable in what you’re wearing. Luckily, there’s no lack of gray wedding gowns on the market: whether you’re looking for a thick silver taffeta dress or a short, summery deep gray frock for a beach wedding, you’re certainly going to find something of your liking. If you’re feeling particularly daring, why don’t you vamp it up by going for the ultimate combination of yellow and gray? Don’t hesitate to wrap up your look by going for a grey bejeweled bridal bouquet that will wow everyone!
One of the easiest ways to create a gray wedding theme is through a gray tuxedo for the groom.
Alternatively, the special man in your life can even wear a traditional black tux but pair it with a gray silk tie and a dove gray shirt. Another easy way to incorporate a gray theme into your wedding is by opting for a gray cake to cut after the ceremony. However, don’t forget that an all-gray wedding cake is merely going to look like a pile of cement thrown over each other. So, to enhance its striking visual effect, break it up by alternating the various colors. You may, for instance, start off the first tier with a thick chocolate frosting, second tier with gray sugar icing and third tier with chocolate again. Add a generous quantity of yellow sugar roses and you’ve got yourself the perfect cake for your gray themed wedding!
Are you a fun and bright couple? Do you two keep your mutual friends’ parties alive? Yellow would definitely be a perfect choice as your wedding color. If you want to tone down the brightness a bit and add a dash of classiness, then pair yellow with any shade of grey. It’ll work. Integrate white too to compliment the bride’s wedding gown.
The yellow, white and grey colors conjures a simple, comfortable and tranquil atmosphere, impeccable for rustic country weddings. Picture you and your crew outside a small chapel or a barn, laughing and making poses for the camera.It would just be delicately exciting. Let your bridesmaids wear grey gowns and disturb the monotony by making them carry yellow bouquets. Color popping is a great technique in fashion and in photography.
Speaking of flowers and bouquets, you can exude timeless bravura with calla lilies tied in grey ribbons for the bridesmaids. As for the bride, a more regal look is just right – yellow lilies patterned with other white bundled flowers like baby’s breath or hydrangea. Lilies are known to symbolize beauty and magnificence, the very words that describe the bride on her big day.
But of course, there are other yellow flower options in case you can’t get your hands on those sillies. You can opt to go with chrysanthemums for joy, long life, fidelity and optimism. On the other hand, daffodils may be used to denote regard and chivalry. Daffodils are also often interpreted to mean new beginnings and eternal life – the start of your lives as a couple.
Keep in mind the colors when planning major matters for your wedding like the cake, invitations, bridal entourage outfit and the reception area.It’ll keep the whole wedding solid and not speckled. Imply your wedding theme on the attendees through a yellow-and-grey wedding invitations. Alternate the colors on the cake layers or do color combinations on a layer. Have yellow pop outs on your ensemble like yellow shoes, yellow ties, yellow boutonnières and yellow headdresses.
As for the wedding trinkets, there are lots of fun ways of creating crafts for your chosen wedding theme colors. You can readily buy yellow and grey striped straws from craft manufacturers. If you want, you can also make yellow, grey and white pompoms in different sizes to hang them on the reception area. You could even make DIYs necklaces for you and your bridesmaids.
Just be sure though to pick out the yellow and grey hues that would actually complement each other.
Gray-themed weddings are getting all the rage lately. Blame it on 50 Shades of Grey? But smoky hues and gray shades are newfangled ideas for a beautiful modern wedding. Because gray actually works perfectly great with other colors – think gray and pink, gray and purple or gray and yellow or gray and peach. Or maybe, gray and burgundy. Or gray and classic red perhaps— for the romantic vintage look?
Gray isn’t such a dull color after all when you create a mishmash of accessories to glam it up. Like funky gray shoes with yellow polka dot heels. Or cool gray chucks for the groom’s men. Your bridesmaids can be outfitted with beautiful charcoal gray cocktail dresses or one shoulder full length dresses with draped skirt and bodice. Use rustic sunflowers to brighten up the bridesmaid’s bouquet. Or splash it with pink roses or white hydrangeas. These colors look great with gray as their backdrop.
A pretty soft color palette of something plus gray will make the wedding gorgeous, romantic, unique and hip and a little quirky. But what will make your gray-themed wedding special is how much of your personality is put in there. You’re the funny side? Come up with gray accessories to go with your funny photo booth. Are you the sweet tooth kind? Make sure your dessert table is bedecked with yummy cake pops or exquisite French macaroons that come in gray and the matching color of your choice. And of course, your cake will look absolutely fabulous when it’s laced with colorful icing and trimmings. Make sure you pick out a delish cake as well. It must taste as good as it looks.
For your table’s floral centerpieces, go for gray hydrangeas in mason jars. Or lovely orchids in glass vases. Throw in some yellow dahlias or all kinds of green leaves to liven up the space. You can go for a personal and lighthearted touch on your wedding with perhaps a bit of a whimsical feel to it. The same thing goes when you spruce up the ceremony place and the reception area.
Finally, there’s a plethora of new gray-themed wedding favors in the market these days – and what’s more? You can actually personalize these stuff. From gray and silver soy candles to personalized lip balms to personalized Hershey’s chocolate bars and nuggets and of course, kisses. Now, that’s one fabulous gray-themed wedding.