Spring Wedding Inspiration: Yellow and Gray

Spring is so close that I can almost smell the flowers in the air – so why not celebrate the season with a touch of sunshiny yellow and soothing gray for your wedding? When Pantone released their picks for the 2014 color palette, they included Freesia (yellow) and Paloma (gray) and why wouldn’t they? Modern or rustic, but always elegant, you can’t go wrong by mixing these two colors.

I’ve scoured the web to bring you my favorites in these two great colors (my personal favorites!), so take a look below and let the inspiration commence!

Wedding Invitations
Links: Charlie Wedding Stationery,  Digital in Yellow and Gray
Elle Wedding Stationery,  Digital in Yellow and Gray
Whimsey Wedding Stationery, Digital with Silver Backer, in Yellow and Gray

Wedding Stationery
I’ve said it before, but it’s well worth repeating – your wedding stationery (specifically your save the date card and invitation) is the first impression of your wedding. Since you’ll never get another chance to make that first impression, make it count! Start by picking an invitation design that will work with your wedding style and then customize the design to highlight your wedding day color palette. You can choose different colors for the wording and designs, so switch them around until you find just the right combination for you.

Bouquet
When I think of flowers, I think of a dazzling array of color and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. A popular choice in yellow are billy balls (Craspedia), which are sometimes called billy buttons.  While a very pretty and simple bouquet can be made with billy balls alone, try mixing them with some white flowers of your choice, then add in some silver-gray dusty miller foliage (Senecio cineraria) to bring variety to your bouquet.

Photo Credit: Handmade by Emy

Photo Credit: Handmade by Emy

Spring Wedding AccessoriesLinks: 1. The Garter Girl
2. Happy Socks
3. Nina Forbes Heels

Attire and Accessories
Here comes the groom, looking so dapper and ready to meet you at the end of the aisle. Use your groom’s wedding day style to your advantage by tying your colors into a cute bow tie – to kick it up a notch, use the same material and pattern to wrap around the boutonnière. Such a nice touch!

To incorporate more style into your details, try out a dazzling garter, some cool socks or eye catching heels. These are all great ways to highlight your choice in colors!

yellow centerpiece wedding reception

Photo Credit: Edmonton Weddings

chair decor wedding reception

Photo Credit: A Good Affair

Décor
Remember those billy balls? The little yellow heads are a perfect sphere, and add an unusual touch to arrangements. So why not incorporate them into your centerpieces? Have a dessert table? Billy balls look just like a gumball on a stick – what a fun way to tie your décor in to your color choices!

Another idea that I love is using Mr. and Mrs. chair sashes to highlight the yellow and gray theme of your wedding. What a great way to mark your place at the table!

cake display spring wedding

Photo Credit: A Good Affair

Food
Your cake is one of the centerpieces of your reception so make it count. During the cake cutting ceremony, all of your guests will gather around to watch you and your new spouse share a moment of pure cake eating bliss. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring in your color. From the cake itself, to the decorations on the table, this is prime real estate to show off your style choices!

Sure, you could go with the standard lemonade stand to bring in the yellow but why not expand that idea into a entire candy table full of yummy yellow deights? Lollipops, lemon drops and marshmallow peeps are all fabulous ways to treat your table (and your guests!) with a large splash of yellow!

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