Wednesday, September 19

inspiration for a neutral pastel wedding

I love the color palette I've been seeing all over the wedding blog world: a taupe, pink, and gray palette.  I think of these colors as neutral pastels - so easy to work with that they can be layered together with ease.  I think this palette lends itself especially well to a vintage-style wedding and works equally well for spring or fall.  I think pastels make any event feel a little bit more like a fairy tale.

"Love Story" Save the Date in blush by Cadence Paige Design from Minted

Bunting banners add whimsy and vintage style to a simple pastel save-the-date.  For an intimate wedding, the bride and groom could send each guest a DIY banner with the information on the last triangle in lieu of a card.

Maria Lucia Hohan Atelier via The Cherry Blossom Girl || Karlisch and Wrubel via Style Me Pretty

Dresses in a range of neutral pastels look so beautiful together - this color scheme really lends itself to a mismatched-bridesmaids look.

JL Designs and Stephanie Williams Photography for Southern Weddings

Do-it-yourself and do-it-together projects look so gorgeous in a feminine color scheme.

Karlisch and Wrubel via Style Me Pretty

Kate Headley Photography via United with Love

The great thing about choosing a range of tones rather than one or two specific colors for a wedding is the opportunity to incorporate beautiful items found in fabric shops and antique stores without worrying if the details will "match" - instead, knowing that they will "go."

Carlie Statsky Photography via Style Me Pretty || Karlisch and Wrubel via Style Me Pretty

I love seeing little nooks and seating areas for conversation at weddings - I think it's important to keep in mind that weddings are a reunion for friends and family in addition to being a celebration of the bride and groom.

Brooke Courtney Photography via A Low Country Wedding

I love the combination of store bought and DIY lanterns strung from the trees on wide, sheer ribbons.

Erica Loeks Photography via Style Me Pretty || Wayne Yuan Photography via Style Me Pretty

Alixann Loosle Photography via Bridal Musings

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  1. I LOVE, LOVE all this inspiration: I totally considered doing a pastel wedding before I determined Mr. E and I weren't really pastel people ;) But all the pictures (especially that last kiss one, swoon!) are so dreamy!!

    1. I would love to hear from a bride who was able to talk her groom into an all-pastel color scheme! I had to keep blue in our color scheme to keep Mr. Q happy :)