Early spring wedding: pastels and grays

Soon spring will be upon us, so you should be well into your planning if you’re having a wedding this season. After a long and dreary winter, spring is well-awaited and welcomed with open arms. The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming in beautiful, fresh hues. Take advantage of nature’s inspiration by having a pastel and gray color scheme for your early spring wedding.

Wedding stationery
A great opportunity to incorporate your gray and pastel color theme is in your wedding stationery. Do so by selecting a light gray paper and using a light pink, yellow, or blue color for your type. Use the same color scheme for your save-the-date cards to create a cohesive set. You can even get creative and put your save-the-date on coasters, like these from yours truly.

Imagine your wedding reception decorated with a sea of pastel blooms. Work stylish bundles of flowers into your centerpieces. For the main table setting, find vases of varying heights and place the blooms inside. You can set the vases on a gray table runner for a put-together look. Get some inspiration from this gorgeous Nashville wedding. The flower centerpieces were created beautifully by Brocade Designs and photographed by Phindy Studios.

There are so many ways to incorporate gray and pastel hues into your table settings. You could start with a white table cloth and place a gray charger on each setting. Then, add a pink plate on top and custom wedding napkins in gray next to the flatware. Additionally, you could designate the seating of each guest with a custom place card in these hues. If you really want to make an impact, print menus for each guest so they know what dishes they will soon enjoy. Colin Cowie Wedding demonstrates a subtle, yet inviting way to achieve a memorable tablescape in a gray and pink scheme.

Bridesmaid dresses
A sure fire way to showcase spring colors in your wedding are to incorporate them into your bridesmaid dresses. Ask your lovely ladies to select gowns either in one pastel hue, like blue or green, or feature a range of complementary tones, similarly to the ones below. Captured by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography.

Don’t forget the perfect opportunity to feature these springtime hues: in your bouquet! The light tones will complement your gown nicely while also adding a toned down pop of color. You could opt for a monochromatic look with one color or choose a few more for a multifaceted effect. This bouquet, photographed by Michelle Landreau, creates a beautiful, monochromatic look with peachy, pastel pinks.

Other decorations
Candlesticks – To add a touch of  vintage to your spring wedding, try featuring pastel candlesticks around your wedding reception and in your centerpieces. This Austin wedding shows just how far a few candlesticks can go to achieve that perfect vintage look, photographed by Anahi Navarro Wedding Photography.


Pom-poms – Hanging pom-poms from the ceilings is a great way to convey a mood of energy and excitement to your special day. Gia Canali captures this lovely use of pastel pink pom-poms, designed by the bride herself of Hello!Lucky.


Need more inspiration for your early spring wedding? Check out our customizable favors to transform your reception into a stylish space.

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