Shop the Look: Grey + Yellow
Let's face it: I LOVE weddings. I've had an account with The Knot since 7th grade and got in trouble for reading bridal magazines in class starting in junior high. When it came time to plan my own wedding, I knew what I DIDN'T want (mass quantities of pink, floral arrangements the size of a small car, fussy ruffles, etc.)
What did I want? My husband Quinn and I wanted something simple and elegant, but more than anything we wanted our wedding to be about bringing our friends and family together to celebrate the start of our new life. We chose a color palette of soft greys and white with pops of yellow and lots of candlelight. Set in a vineyard with personal touches like heirloom jewelry, imported coffee from my favorite college coffee shop, and a Polish wedding march, we did just that. See photos from our big day below, and click on each image for tips on how you can make it yours.
All images courtesy of our wonderful photographer and friend, Taylor Lord! For more of her work, check out her blog here.
Love the grey? See our Coral + Grey inspiration board here, and our Grey Pinterest board here.
Yellow House Party Dress
Rather than traditional black dresses, I took the opportunity to add more color by dressing my house party in this fun yellow dress from Jessica Simpson.
Grey Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses
I wanted my bridesmaids to feel both beautiful and comfortable. The Monroe dress from 57Grand is made of softly gathered chiffon over charmeuse with optional straps.
Venue: Delaney VineyardsDelaney Vineyards in Grapevine, Texas provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding festivities. The indoor loft space opened up onto a side patio offering a beautiful view of lush grapevines.
Venue: Robert Carr ChapelWe fell in love with the Robert Carr Chapel after my husband's sister got married there three years ago. Nestled on the campus of Texas Christian University, the chapel is one of TCU’s most well-known and beloved landmarks.
Our guests were armed with these sparklers to create a romantic send-off after the party!
$4.00 for 10
Vintage Window Pane
We used vintage window panes to display menus on our cake table and around the event space. I was lucky enough to snag mine from a family friend, but you can also find them on Etsy!
My dad made sure the guys were taken care of by providing a cigar station on the patio overlooking the vineyard. If you're looking for a great gift for your groom to use both during and after the wedding, this humidor from RedEnvelope fits the bill!
Quinn didn't want a fussy tux, so instead he opted for a modern black suit and tie. Doesn't he look handsome?!
Lantern Center Pieces
I wanted romantic candle light at the reception tables so I opted for metal lanterns as centerpieces with small clusters of flowers around them. To create a similar look, try grouping together two or three of these lanterns from Luna Bazaar.
My dad works in printing so he did the invitations for us, but this invite from Wedding Paper Divas has the same look: pairing romantic damask detailing with a fresh blend of script and print.
$474 for 100
Bridal ShoesFor the wedding day, I knew I wanted beautiful shoes, but I still needed to be able to walk! The Dylan sandal by Badgley Mischka is a modified sling back with adjustable ankle strap to add extra support to these fabulous shoes. Silver silk satin is adorned with a sheer, textured organza sash woven through a crystal ornament.
Streamers and cans tied to a bumper say "Just Married" better than any sign could!
$14.50 for 12 rolls
CakeI looooooove chocolate so for my wedding cake I chose a tiered Devil's Food chocolate cake with white cream cheese icing and yellow fondant flowers by Hot Chocolates. Get this look by creating a simple tiered cake and adding fresh flowers on top.
These playful yellow roses and billy balls wrapped in slate ribbon brought together the grey and yellow color scheme perfectly. Simply choose one or two flowers of the same shade and add a contrasting ribbon; keep it clean by not mixing shades or colors.
Ribbon: $21.81 for 100 yards
I chose a fitted and flared gown to which I added hand-sewn flowers. Get the look with this beautiful JCrew fit-n-flare gown made of lightweight linen and silk with a strapless neckline, fitted bodice and mermaid skirt.
Mixed Pearl NecklaceMy mom custom made the bridesmaids' necklaces using vintage pearl strands and glass beads, but here is a similar find on Etsy!
Floral InspirationMy fabulous wedding florist Pam Hill created a perfect blend of bright yellow and soft white florals for the bridesmaids and house party. Create your own by choosing large single blooms, or mixing 2 flowers of the same shade and tying together with a contrasting ribbon.
We customized our cake table by using these wood letters from Anthropologie. We loved them so much they now decorate our apartment here in New York!
Yellow House Party Dress > overstock.com, Grey Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses > 57grand.com, Venue: Delaney Vineyards > delaneyvineyards.com, Venue: Robert Carr Chapel > tcu.edu, Sparklers > amazon.com, Vintage Window Pane > etsy.com, Cigar Station > redenvelope.com, Groom's Suit > nordstrom.com, Lantern Center Pieces > lunabazaar.com, Damask Invitations > weddingpaperdivas.com, Bridal Shoes > amazon.com, Exit Streamers > koyalwholesale.com, Cake > hotchocolates.net, Bouquet > amazon.com, Wedding Dress > jcrew.com, Mixed Pearl Necklace > etsy.com, Floral Inspiration > , Initial Letters > anthropologie.com