Grey, Silver and Berry Wedding Color Palette and Inspiration Board

September 5, 2008 | editorial team

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…
grey wedding color palette and inspiration board

Top row:
Wedding dress by Amsale

Second row:
Shoes: Antonella sandals by Sam Edelman from Shoes.com
Bijoux Heart filigree drop earrings from Net-a-Porter.com

Third row:
Purple bridesmaid’s gown by Vera Wang
Wedding bouquet with white feathers by Michelle Rago 

Fourth row:
Tuxedo image from GQ Magazine via Mens.Style.com
Image by Positive Light Photography, feather and calla lily boutonniere by Fleurish 

Fifth row:
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 

Bottom row:
Reception decor by Preston Bailey 


From Rachel: 

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.

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  1. What a stunning theme for a wedding, I would love to photograph this wedding but I am over in the UK! Hand tinted Black & White photography at a grey themed wedding will be simply stunning when it is finally printed into your wedding book Rachel. Have a great day. Jonnyphoto

  2. Hellllo purple dress!!

  3. Love this color pallette! I cannot get enough of grey either!

  4. That purple is just absolutely delicious with the grey and black. It really pops, yet makes such a classy statement. I’m Lovin’ It!

  5. What a gorgeous way to pull off a tricky color – purple! It looks beautiful and so sophisticated with grey and black.

  6. I love these colors, I am the mother of the bride. My daughter Pepper shall be just as beautiful as the above. It is a second marrriage for the both of them. This time-it will stick. I am wearing berry and silver. I must look beautiful, because-the mother of the bride shall have captured the attention of everyone. april 17th is the blessed day of our event

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