Much as we love a sparkly winter wonderland look or a cozy Christmas woodland palette, we do find a Modern Winter Wedding pretty awesome, too! Especially when it contains an eclectic mix of rustic, industrial and vintage elements—all pulled together by a sophisticated palette of greys and metallics. So cool and refined, with a hint of glitter in honor of the season! An elegant respite from the over-the-top aesthetic of the holidays. Come and see the tasteful elements that bring this wedding look to life!
An Elegant Eclectic Mix: Rustic + Industrial + Vintage Grey Winter Wedding
Muted goes magical! That’s the effect of soft to silvery greys serving as backdrop to woodsy, metallic and romantic wedding accents. Such a lovely style approach for a winter wedding!
The color palette
Set the modern mood with a minimalist wedding invitation (3) in shimmery silver. This will tie in perfectly with the wedding party attire and accessories—a “Touch of Grey” bridal gown (1) with an illusion V neckline in lace over a flowing full skirt, a dapper groom’s suit (4) with a silver tie and a boutonniere of white roses, and a vintage-rustic wedding bouquet (3) of blooms and foliage in ivory, soft grey and blush pink—with pine cones and eucalyptus as hints of the holidays.
The venue details
The reception will be just as genteel, set in a modern loft with urban-industrial interiors. A trendy industrial-style tablescape (6) can be softened with a runner of fresh white flowers, taper candles and glowing votives. Include mercury glass ornaments to provide the perfect vintage-glitz accent to adorn a chandelier or to hang from an overhead centerpiece.
Make your own wedding favors (5) with pretty succulents housed in vintage-style mason jars that are rendered in chalk white and green. Complete the look by attaching a tag to a mini-clothespin that is connected to a wooden stake!
The cake and cocktails
For the reception menu, a “Simple Rustic Silver Leaf” wedding cake (7) would be a fabulous focal point combining a metallic layer with antique style sugar flowers. While the signature wedding drink, could be a light cocktail garnished with fresh blackberries.
Credits: 1 – Ivy and Aster / 2 – Laurel Weddings / 3 – Wedding Paper Divas / 4 – Bryce Covey Photography, via Carats and Cake / 5 – Weddingstar / 6 – Mod Wedding / 7 – The Cake Parlour
Sampling of Color Palettes in Grey
For a sampling of winter color combinations in grey, try any of the following palettes that pair grey with neutral colors like green and brown, including varying shades of grey. Pair winter blue with grey for an elegant winter palette. Grey jade and grey lilac are also wonderful colors to match with grey. For an equally glam look, you can also explore pairing grey with jewel tones of blue, red, emerald, and amethyst.
When selecting a grey palette, ask yourself whether you’d like to have a matte, shiny, or brushed grey look. But first, this decision will ultimately depend on the chosen style of your wedding whether it is vintage, modern, industrial, rustic, or an eclectic combination thereof.
Loving this sophisticated trend? See our other posts on winter wedding inspiration:
Modern Minimalist Gray and Pink Winter Wedding
Dreamy Details for a Modern Fairy Tale Winter Wedding
Dusty Blue, Gold and Grey: A Vintage Winter Wedding Palette