Today I am excited to share some elegant grey wedding styling inspired by grey stormy skies and rolling clouds.
Typically we wish them away and look at them simply as passing clouds, forgetting to admire the beauty in the stormy skies with the layers and difference of grey tones.
These past few months have encouraged us to reconnect with the outside whether that is when the rain is pouring down, or whether the sun is shining, but no one can deny the wonder that nature can produce.
Sometimes rejected as a colourless pigment, grey and a monochromatic colour palette mixes beautifully with greenery and foliage shown to ultimate effect in the shoot.
Images were captured by Grace Elizabeth Photography with the collaboration of a fabulous creative team.
The shoot took place at The Old Barn, a gorgeous little wedding venue nestled in the quaint village of Clovelly in Devon, which has the bonus of being next door to theme park The Milky Way (and yes, you can use it on your wedding day!)
We started the morning bright and early, Rebecca, myself, florist Charlotte of Floren Studio, cruelty-free Devon-based makeup artist Gemma Campbell MUA and April of April Natalie Hair were first to arrive, and we began to set up for the day.
We focused primarily on a palette of greys in order to demonstrate it is not necessary to introduce countless colours into your styling.
We chose these greys to directly reflect the winter skies and layered them with different tones and textures and pops of foliage.
Charlotte put together an incredible flower cloud without hesitation, which was something I had never seen before and looked absolutely jaw dropping.
Meanwhile Rebecca set to work putting together the trestle tables and place settings spectacularly transforming a blank canvas into something magical with her incredible attention to detail.
I always love for my models to bring out both a bit of edginess and some genuine connection or laughter, so I worked hard with them to make that happen (no one wants entirely blue-steel looks, after all!)
Elizebeth wore a stunning two piece wedding dress from E&W Couture, made up of a lace top and grey, chiffon skirt, and later another dress which was covered in tiny ruffles, with veil & cape by Sash & Veil.
It was midway through the model preparations that the three-tier wedding cake from award-winning Cornish cake maker Peboryon was delivered.
It had been delicately hand-sprayed to reflect the fluffy grey clouds of Rebecca’s vision, and was complimented beautifully by the runners in the subtle grey tone from Decovita Events.
I still cannot get over all of the textures and tones across the entire shoot, right from the table decor from Devon based wedding hire company Keeping It Vintage, and the rings from Erin Cox and Molten Wedding Ring Co which had been hammered and contained tiny, beautiful gemstones.
Thank you so much to Grace for her stunning imagery and the collaborative team for sharing their creativity through this grey wedding styling inspiration shoot providing the most beautiful seasonal inspiration for modern couples.
Venue – The Old Barn
Photographer – Grace Elizabeth Photography
Concept, styling and Coordination – Rebecca Marie Weddings
Bridalwear – E & W Couture
Florist – Floren Studio
Cake – Peboryon
Hair – April Natalie Hair
MUA – Gemma Campbell MUA
Stationery – EYI Love Studio
Veil & cape – Sash and Veil
Table plan and place names – Dreamy Vinyls
Decor items – Keeping It Vintage
Napkins and runner – Decovita Events