Yellow and Gray

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our Style Watch blog this week is going to be focused on the currently popular color combination of yellow and gray. Personally, I quite LOVE this color combo (I am secretly planning my not-in-the-near-future baby's nursery to be yellow and gray)!! There are tons of great ideas to showcase each of these colors, so let's dig in!

I'll start once again with invitations. Because this is the first thing the guests see, you want to give them a feel for the atmosphere that will be at the wedding. These invitations are so cute and and are going to start a theme that you will see throughout this post! 
Now the fun Although I LOVE gray bridesmaids dresses that have been becoming more and more popular, I must say I absolutely adore gray suits on the guys! It's such a classy color, and really looks sharp. Paired with this great striped tie and a cute boutonniere made of yellow billy balls (my favorite new bouquet flower), the whole package will make all of your guys look and feel better than all the other guys at the wedding!

Speaking of super popular gray bridesmaid dresses, please see the one I found below. LOVE! 

I love the look of gray bridesmaid dresses, but I would probably choose yellow as to not over-use the color gray. I think the girls would look lovely in a yellow dress that compliments the guys' gray tuxes. Yellow is summery and beachy; but either yellow or gray dresses the girls will look great!
The great thing about using a color like yellow (or green for example), is that you can use fruit to help decorate! It's inexpensive and adds a cute touch! Lemons are so pretty as centerpieces and you can do so much with them. What I also love about these lemons is that we can play off the round shape of them, also. If you haven't seen the pattern yet, we have used invitations with circles, billy balls, and now lemons. This can spin off into incorporating polka dots (linens, cake, favors) or the ever popular paper lanterns. 
All linens look really good - if you choose gray or yellow or even a patterned (stripe, polka dot etc). Since the colors are so light and go so well with white you can get away with patterns that wouldn't look so great with other colors. I also found these GREAT favors for your guests... lemonheads! They tie in the lemon decor and are topped off with a gray label. Perfect touch! I love these little yellow flowers; there are so many options with flowers make sure you look at all the options! Also if your wedding will be going into the evening - think about using lights! Look at the picture below to see how the lights literally brighten up the sky.

You make me happy when skies are gray is PERFECT for this yellow and gray theme! Look at all the small details you can use the colors in so easily!

The cake is also something you can incorporate the circular theme without making too overwhelming. First, just start with round layers. These two ideas are both great- one incorporating more of the yellow color, and one incorporating more of the gray color- and both fit great into the color scheme. If you want more of a traditional wedding cake the second two will still meet the theme of yellow and gray just in a more stumble way.
The last great touch I found for this color scheme is this handmade guestbook. These days people are getting so creative with what to do for their guestbooks. One way to be creative, but still have your physical guestbook when the wedding is over, is to try getting one of these custom made fabric guestbooks. They work with you so you can choose the colors, fabric, and details. And something else really unique - a handmade garter!
I really love these flowers (below) they look almost like a tree! So different then a lot of other styles. Letters spelling out everything are so cute - "drink" and "Mr. & Mrs" below! Steve Madden has some of the most fun, cute shoes! So definitely look at what is available when you're shoe shopping!
If you liked this blog check out some of our other color style watches - Green and White maybe one of our next blogs will include all three colors - white green and yellow. Also check out Gold and Coral post! It's a fun romantic but also kind of beachy awesome color scheme!

Gray Bridesmaid Dress
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress
Lemonhead Favors
Beach Wedding Pics 
Gray Yellow and Black Wedding 
Outdoor Wedding 
Gray and Yellow 
Bridesmaids in Yellow 
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