{Vibrant Vows}: Shades of Orange, Gray + White

{Shades of Orange, Gray + White}

Orange is my favorite color. But I'm pretty sure I've let you in on that little secret before, right? There is just something so vibrant, so lively and so very lovely about this fun packed color. I'm often asked what colors I used in my wedding. And although this wasn't my color palette, shades of orange were definitely in attendance when we said i do. Always a fan of gray, I think this palette is effortlessly eye-catching. Gray is the perfect color to anchor a wild and crazy color like orange. Gray subdues the orange a bit and really creates a smart and sophisticated palette. Some of the ideas I had for this wedding included those gray bridesmaid dresses. I'm in love with the differing necklines. Plus, who isn't in love with how those orange bouquets pop against the gray fabric of those dresses? Another idea I can't go without mentioning are those button escort cards. What a fun idea. They're vintage in some ways, but they also come across as particularly modern in their display. {continued...}

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{top row}: lovely gray dress, button escort card idea, bridesmaid dresses, bow, {middle row}: bracelets, fun fonts, handmade earrings, packaging, je t'aime card, {bottom row}: bridesmaid dresses, heels by j.crew, centerpiece idea, pretty heels.

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Bridesmaid Dresses + Centerpiece Idea

Oh, & aren't you loving this centerpiece? I admittedly loving smaller displays here lately. Too often I see florals that are large and overdone. There is definitely a time & place for such centerpieces. Like for example, the sort of weddings that David Tutera throws. Love his weddings! But generally speaking, if you're not having a over-the-top affair, I personally like to see a smaller display. Plus, going smaller is easier on your pocketbook! Did I just say pocketbook? I'm sounding like my grandma! I guess it's warranted though since next week I turn 31. How did this happen? I was seriously just 12! Anyways, back to this palette...I really love the gray linens used on the tabletops. Definitely makes that ordinary looking white china look pretty special, right? So what do you think? Do you love this palette?

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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17 Comments " {Vibrant Vows}: Shades of Orange, Gray + White "

Katie May 16, 2011

Would have never thought about these colors for a wedding, but they are absolutely gorgeous together!!

The Perfect Palette May 16, 2011

Now this is beyond gorgeous. There is so much to love about this! Loving the orange and gray together!

Brenda's Wedding Blog May 16, 2011

loving the look of orange with grey - not a common palette, but I'm REALLY liking it.

Spun Sugar Suite May 16, 2011

LOVE this color combination, absolutely one of my favorites! Those bridesmaids gowns are too cute!

Natalie May 16, 2011

Love those colors together! Beautiful!


Love this colour for a wedding and believe it or not it goes beautiful with purple as well!! Love the grey though makes it so sophisticated :-0

postcards and pretties May 16, 2011

love it!! those J.crew heels are my all time fave!

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) May 16, 2011

Gorgeous palette! It marries (no pun intended!) the sassiness of orange with the stylishness of gray. And the real wedding photos show how wonderfully it works!

claire gallam May 16, 2011

I think orange and grey together is brilliant. The grey offsets the bright orange and adds such a magnificent contrast!

birdie to be May 16, 2011

I am loving Orange & Gray lately! Great board!

Brancoprata May 16, 2011

It's always a winner!!! I love it!!

Corinna May 17, 2011

That shade of grey is quickly becoming my favorite, but it really pops paired with the orange. Who would've thought it'd be such a vibrant combination. Well done!

sherri lynn May 19, 2011

Just stumbled across your blog - and I love this palette!!! Orange is such a hot color now. And grey is always a favorite :) New follower of your blog!

Veronica September 19, 2011

These earth tones are so gorgeous!! I was highly considering shades of orange for my color scheme :)


Love this!

Do you know where both the bride and her bridesmaids got their dresses from?

Karen @ Wedding Flowers Co November 30, 2011

Never really thought of combining these two colors... but the grey dresses with orange bouquets look very elegant and classic. Really liked it!

staubel February 27, 2012

I'm so glad to have found this! These are the colors I picked for my upcoming wedding but I haven't been able to find them together yet. It's ncie to be able to SEE that they work SO well together! Just makes me even happier about my choice.

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