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You Make Me Happy, When Skies Are Grey Thursday, June 30, 2011 ~ 8:47 a.m.

Well, Dale and I are leaving this evening for my friend's wedding up in Sonoma! Heat and sunshine, here we come! I've got a TON to get done before we leave this evening, but it'll be good to get away for a few days, where I can't be tempted by my computer.

Speaking of the weather, given the fact that it's the very last day of June, I wanted to create an inspiration board in honor of our rather predictable June gloom down here in L.A. We may complain when the skies are grey, but really, look how absolutely gorgeous and elegant the color can be in a wedding?! The stormy grey color can be easily paired with lots of different tones to make it appropriate for any season...yellow and pink are very popular choices for spring and summer weddings, while cooler blues and greens are great choices for winter.

These wedding color palettes treat grey as the more neutral tone in the background, but I wanted to showcase the beauty of grey all on its own this time. I actually love grey when paired with simple white and silver...very modern and sophisticated, I think. What I noticed most while creating this inspiration board though, is that grey is really versatile. It can be incredibly romantic (like that amazing gown just below) or really modern (like the tablescape just beside it!).


Romantic grey gown and modern tablescape
Grey color scheme for a modern wedding
Grey wedding paper, decor and bridesmaid dress
Grey gown Modern grey table decor and centerpieces Grey calligraphed menu and place setting Grey bridesmaid dresses Grey scarves You make me happy, when skies are grey Grey and silver wedding favor ideas old fashioned grey getaway car Grey bridesmaid dress by BHLDN baby's breath bouquets Girl in grey gown on the beach Grey escort cards and tags wedding reception decor with baby's breath, grey and silver Grey and silver decor

You Make Me Happy, When Skies Are Grey - Inspiration Board

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Wrapped Couture (Metro Atlanta, GA)

Jun 30, 2011 4:31 PM


This was a very pretty board. Grey isn't the most obvious color choice for a wedding but it works so well. As you mentioned, it's very versatile but we often associate it with gloom instead of something happy and vibrant. I hope you've given insight and changed some minds.

Christina (Austin, TX)

Jun 30, 2011 7:14 PM

I love this inspiration. It's so unexpected and so romantically beautiful. Brilliant!