After writing about my recent obsession with the color grey, I heard from Junebug reader Rachel who is planning a huge (800 person!) October wedding with a gorgeous grey color palette, and she asked for a little help putting together an inspiration board. Rachel filled me in on some of her wedding day details including her dress, shoes, cake topper, wedding party fashions and theme of “Modern Nature”, and I had a ball filling in the rest. Rachel, it’s going to be beautiful! Read on to hear details about the upcoming wedding in her own words…
Wedding dress by Amsale
Silver and white table setting and orchid centerpiece by Preston Bailey
Branch, orchid and river rock place card table by Michelle Rago
LIttle bird wedding cake topper by Rain’s End on Etsy.com
Reception decor by Preston Bailey
Our wedding is in October at 6pm at a large convention center because we’re having 800 guests!!! We’re East African so it’s a huge cultural wedding. The theme is modern nature: birds on the invites, pair of bird cake toppers, branches in the centerpieces, feathers in my bouquet, etc. We want a modern look but with warmth. We just want the reception to be inviting, romantic and energizing!
The men will wear black tuxes. The bridesmaids are wearing floor length silk dupioni dresses in mauve that have a black undertone so they look more purple than pink. Each dress (all 9 of them) will have a different neckline but all will be a fit-and-flare or mermaid shape. They’re also wearing pewter color accessories with filigree designs.
I’m wearing a dress with a grey sash, a cathedral length ivory veil and sparkling metallic sandals. My earrings are long chandeliers with crystals and light brown stones. My bouquet will be made from white anemones, roses, lillies, crystals and white feathers. The stems will be wrapped with ivory ribbon and a wide band of rhinestones. My hair will be in a low, loosely pinned bun with a fabric and crystal flower.