Dreamy 'I Do's: Shades of Pink + Gray

What's pink and gray and full of sweet and romantic details? I happen to think that this inspiration board is fitting of that description. Anyone else agree? With pretty pink roses blooming throughout, it's not hard to find yourself being swept away into a gorgeous imaginary wedding world. You know the kind? Where brides frolic in meadows and every detail seems flawless?

'Wedding dream world' is a beautiful place to be. Believe me, I've been submerged in a land full of dreamy wedding imagery for almost 5 years now! It's a place where gorgeous images meet gorgeous people. And florals seem flawless. And the gowns? Well, they're the dreamiest gowns you'll ever lay your eyes on. It's a place where attention to detail is paid to every aspect imaginable. It's a place of whimsy and magic. And for those reasons alone, it's hard to not get swept away...

Because it's almost a fantasy. And fantasies are fun. Are they not? But I'm here to tell you a few little secrets that will ultimately save your sanity. Okay? So let's get one thing straight. No wedding will ever be perfect. And sometimes. Brace yourself, my friends... sometimes colors don't end up being the perfect match. And sometimes reality isn't quite as pretty as you imagined. But that's okay, loves. Because the name of the game is not perfection. It's about marrying the one you love. You know that special someone who asked you to spend your entire life with them? And if you're lucky, you might end up with some pretty moments captured on film. Moments that will take your breath away. Moments of love, and laughter. Because those are the most beautiful moments. Am I right?

So what am I trying to say with all of this? Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying to stop dreaming of your perfect wedding day! Dream away, I say! And dream big! And in color! Just lower your expectations a bit. Just a little bit? Because I promise you that you'll be a much happier bride if you do. And a happy bride makes for a beautiful wedding!

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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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18 Comments " Dreamy 'I Do's: Shades of Pink + Gray "

taylor greggorgy

I love this post! Thanks for the sweet reminder. I think it's really important to remember what a wedding stands for. And you've hit the nail right on the head with this.

Taylor G.

Sukey July 29, 2013

Beautiful pairing - and yes, you are so right - the colors don't have to match, and the marriage is far more important than the little wedding details. I remember obsessing over shades of blue and green creating favors and things - and what looks like it won't match all piled together on your floor, actually looks great in a big reception venue with all your friends there!

Tiffany July 29, 2013

So true! Such a great post about the realities of wedding planning! ;) And, love the soft color palette


Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} July 29, 2013

Gorgeous! This color combo is probably my all time favorite!

A Crimson Kiss July 29, 2013

This palette is beautiful, but your words are even more wonderful. Yes, yes, YES!

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loving these words. such a great reminder!

kayla graham

Brilliant & Beautiful.

Sara July 29, 2013

Great reminder and gorgeous palette - as always!

Unknown July 29, 2013

As always, the palette is gorgeous! However, your words are pure perfection!!!!

always, koru kate

bridechic July 29, 2013

The fusion of these two light and complimentry colors was what I chose for the template of my blog and they seem perfect. I'd be very reluctant to change!

Unknown July 30, 2013

Beautiful! I really love pink bridesmaid dresses!!!

The Perfect Palette July 30, 2013

Beautiful imagery and beautiful words. Couldn't have said it better!!

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This is a lovely reminder of what's important.

anna marie


The Perfect Palette July 31, 2013

Oh my goodness. This is absolutely dreamy. And I love your little reminder. Very thoughtful and so true!


Oh YES!! I can't love this more.

lovely little bride

Beautiful and so enchanting. And your words really hit home today!

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