Fall & Winter Wedding Colors:Bridesmaid Dresses with Bouquets & Shoes
Aluminum-Gray-Bridesmaid Dresses with Bouquets and Shoes-Part 2
Here’s the latest installment in our Bridesmaid Dresses: Gray “Color” Story……
As a recap, (scroll down if you’ve read the “intro” to this article in the past) we’ve included the Pantone Color Guide for new visitors. If you are just visiting for the first time, and you would like to research a different color than the one in the below segment, please see our Archives for our previous Color articles.
There are many subtle shades of Aluminum (Gray)! Aluminum-Gray falls into the neutral category which makes it very easy to pair pastel or bright colors with. Using the lighter Gray (Pantone-Aluminum) in bridesmaid dresses, one can see how gorgeous it would be paired with neutrals with similar tones. Or if you like a pop of bright color, it really goes with anything! It’s a wonderful base for any wedding design, and looks great on everyone!
Wondering if gray bridesmaid dresses will work for all your bridesmaids’ hair color and skin tone? Gray compliments all complexions beautifully!
Starting off with an ultra-traditional look with the soft-gray-aluminum ModCloth dress, we paired this pretty A-line dress with a metallic, gladiator-style Stuart Weitzman strappy sandal. The simplicity of the dress design allows for some extra texture in shoe choice with this ensemble.
Real Wedding Planner Advice: Be a savvy and thoughtful bride when choosing your bridesmaid dresses for your girls. If you wish them to wear a designer-name strappy sandals, that of course could be a financial stretch for some. So… be thoughtful with your bridesmaid dress choice. Check out ModCloth.com, Zuilly.com, and J.Crew for bridesmaid dress options. They have fantastic sales and styles from traditional to unique in bridesmaid dresses!
We’ve linked a few of the collages throughout this article with Modcloth.com dresses to show you how you and your bridesmaids can save $$ with choosing unique bridesmaid dresses. A quick plug aboutModcloth.com & Zuilly.com, even though our site receives a small commission for sales purchased through the LSE site, the reason we took them on as advertisers is because we believe in ModCloth & Zuilly products and wanted to give our site visitors quick links and recommendations just like we do for our “in-person” wedding clients!
Pantone Aluminum Gray of course a lovely light elegant gray, but as it has such a wonderful neutral base, you can really stretch that neutral into many different directions. Going a little lighter will give softer, more romantic feel, or pairing it with a bright pops of color keeps your look more contemporary.
No matter which colors you pair with this wonderful neutral, it will be gorgeous. It is so easy to pair complimentary colors with, as well as accent colors. Using it in it’s intended neutral gives a great design base of course, and with lighter airy fabrics can even add a bit of romance to the style of your bridesmaid dress choice. Choosing a Light Gray bridesmaid dress will work in any length and season, adding instant elegance, especially in chiffon and silk taffeta.
Just looking at a few examples in the above Groomsmen-suit Style, Inspiration, & Design collage, one can see the versatility of the many shades of Gray for groomsmen suits too! Pairing it with navy, blacks, and grays, (and lavenders or pinks!) in groomsmen’s attire is easy.
Choosing any shade of gray has one naturally lean toward metallics as accents. Silver-metallics are the natural choice of course for accessories, but don’t rule out all metallics! Real Wedding Planner Advice: Golds, Coppers, Bronze, and anything sparkly or blingy works. We have changed up the previous Style, Inspiration, & Design board by adding a muted copper Badgley Mischka strappy sandal to illustrate how beautiful how this can easily work and to offset the beautiful copper-mauve tones of the bridesmaid bouquet.
For this Style, Inspiration, & Design board we paired a lovely light gray spahetti-strap bridesmaid dress paired with a simple Jimmy Choo gray suede pump. Adding a soft mixed color flowral bridesmaid bouquet makes the this bridesmaid look contemporary with the contrast of the bright coral as the pop in the bouquet design. Keeping the bridesmaid attire in 1 overall color allows for more texture in the beautiful bridesmaid bouquet letting the florals be the actual accessory in the ensemble, and the “pop” of color for the wedding. If you are a flower lover, this look is for you!
Country-Rustic-Vintage – look at this cute dress from Vero Moda – adorable! We’ve paired it with a lovely yellow and white bouquet and rustic cowboy boots with mustard gold (Pantone-Musted Yellow) hues to anchor the look.
Choosing country-rustic doesn’t mean it all has to be gingham and casual. Choose a vintage-look lace overlay dress design and pair it with rustic cowboy boots for your bridesmaids. The addition of the polka-dots in the overlay adds a bit of “contemporary” giving the look just the right amount of contrast. Real Wedding Planner Advice: Remember to keep your florals soft and in a similar texture with this look so it does not compete with the detail in the bridesmaid dress and cowboy boots.
One of our favorite dresses !! We love this pretty polka-dot bridesmaid dress in Pantone Aluminum-Gray! It’s okay to choose a bridesmaid dress in a pattern, be different! It will not distract the focal point away from you… but remember!
Real Wedding Planner Style Advice: Keep your shoe simple, especially if you choose at little texture and bright colors for your bridesmaid bouquets. Here we kept it simple with an all white bridesmaid bouquet and added gray Jimmpy Choo pumps to give anchor the this bridesmaid ensemble.
We’ve put 4 Style, Inspiration, & Design bridesmaid “style” boards together using the same gray sweetheart neckline dress from Modcloth.com and have paired it with different bouquets so you can see how easy it is to use gray in your wedding for any season! First up.. Spring! Soft pale yellows, whites, and spring greens, with dainty spring blooms make this spring bridesmaid bouquet so beautiful and lovely.
Using the same Aluminum-Gray dress from Modcloth, paired with a silver metallic strappy sandals from Badgley Mischka, mixed corals, yellows, and bright whites in the floral bouquet speak summer wedding!
Switching right over to Fall/Autumn, a bridesmaid bouquet in tans, burgundy, plums, and soft lavenders make this look perfect for any fall wedding!
For a holiday or winter weddings ~ it’s almost too easy! Change up the bouquet to pretty deep reds, burgundy, evergreens, and berries….EVERYTHING works with gray… it’s like a blank canvas…. so easy to build a wedding around any shade of Gray!
What’s our favorite Style, Inspiration, & Design bridesmaid look? The above feminine spaghetti strapped dress paired simply with gray suede Jimmy Choo pumps and a multi-colored floral bouquet with soft coral, yellow, white, and fuchsia, and soft gray lamb’s ear for texture and to tie it all together is our favorite!
If you liked this article on light gray-aluminum gray bridesmaid dresses – feel free to check out our previous Gray Bridesmaid Article in our archives here and for Part I of this article you can find it here.
Questions? Need more detailed info? Feel free to contact Lisa Sammons Events at anytime. We are happy to help!
Article: Lisa Sammons – Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor & Features Editor: Style, Inspiration, & Design
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