Tuesday 15 May 2012

SILVER LININGS: chic grey colour schemes and moodboard inspiration

As the saying goes, every cloud...and boy, have there been a lot of rain-laden clouds scudding across our grey skies of late. It's enough to make any bride planning a summer wedding panic. But we say worry not - why not play the good old British weather at its own game by taking your inspiration and colour scheme from the rainy skies?

Think pretty pearl and dove grey tones, touches of silvered accessories, lashings of clear glass and a little of that Parisian chic with antique golds, blues and shimmering paste jewels. Splash out (sorry) on some of these stylish finds to inject some just-rained lustre into your wedding or even just play around with a pearly colour board of your own (surely one of the most fun bits of wedding planning). If in doubt, just remember that rainy kiss in The Notebook  - and if the prospect of a drenched Ryan Gosling doesn't make you think more kindly of the rain, nothing will.

Oh, and whilst we're on the subject of The Notebook -I'm sorry I didn't write you via this little blog here, things have been madcap busy finalising things for the book which I'll be so excited to share come July....but a hand-slap for QBride for having neglected you so long.

Credits: 1.Beautiful room from Chateau de la Goujeonnerie //2.Cloudy Lemonade with striped straws Fentimans and Etsy for similar //3.Glass candlesticks and taper candles Ikea for similar //4.Dress Claire Pettibone, image Elizabeth Messina //5. Bluebells from Jo Malone campaign , image Tim Walker //6. Dress Colette Dinnigan //7. Polka dot Save the Date similar from /8. Write your menu on a mirror from Great Hire //9. Who says umbrellas are ugly? Try Brollies Galore for pretty rain protectors //10. Gysophilia wreath similar from Scarlet & Violet //11. Pearl Feather wedding cake from Little Venice Cake Company //12. Duck egg bridesmaids dresses similar from Pronovias //13. Silvered candlesticks from Cox & Cox //15. Interior painted with clouds The Savile Club, London //16. Calligraphy on a smoky quartz milled paper - similar from Paul Antonio //17. Pearl handled cutlery makes a pretty accent on a cake table. Raid antiques shops and fairs for similar - we love RG Scott in Margate, Kent //18. Flowers from cult Brooklyn florists Saipua.

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