I love dovetail grey. It’s just such a beautiful colour. Subtle, neutral and elegant – it’s perfect for a wedding day. Traditionally grey is a ‘cold’ colour and previously it was very much the domain of Winter weddings, or restricted to the boys suits, but now this gorgeous shade is being embraced in every aspect of wedding day detail (even Bridal wear) and so today, we’re sharing with you some of our favourite ways to incorporate this gorgeous colour into a Spring or Summer wedding.
Although dovetail grey is very much on-trend at the moment, it’s such a timeless colour that using it in your colour palette is bound to add a touch of class that will always look stunning in your wedding photographs. Like your Bridal jewellery, your dress and your venue, your wedding colour palette really sets the tone of the day. So if you’re looking for a classic yet versatile shade, do consider dovetail grey.
The inspiration for this post came from latest look book from Alexandra Grecco who designs THE most beautiful gowns and separates. Her work is very feminine but with modern silhouettes, and combines gorgeous fabrics like rich silks and frothy tulles with soft colours – think buttermilk, white peach and yes, you guessed it dovetail grey. You may not have even considered wearing anything other than white/ivory for your big day, but we promise these soft shades are just so flattering and photograph beautifully. We featured a stunning Vera Wang bride recently, and her grey wedding dress went down a storm on our social media channels.
The beauty of dovetail grey is that it looks lovely with every colour – very useful when you’re having a a Spring or Summer wedding where an abundance of colourful blooms are at your disposal. Early Spring begins with narcissus (daffodil-esque) and ranunculus (like tightly bound roses) then as May arrives and the nights draw out even further, so do the big blousey peonies, not to mention roses in every colour under the sun. If you love blooms, then Spring or Summer really is the time for you to get married and dovetail grey is the perfect neutral base colour to compliment them all.
Every since we featured this shoot from New Zealand based designer, Caroline Campion, I’ve had a *thing* for Bridesmaids in grey. It’s a universally flattering shade, and as I mentioned above, looks so beautifully with flowers – that bouquet against the dress is just perfection.
I think table linen was meant to be grey. I really do. How inviting do the trestle tables dressed in dovetail grey linen look? With that runner of foliage too, the whole look is just gorgeous. (You can see the destination wedding by Greg Finck on The Lane). But if you don’t want to go the whole hog with grey tablecloths, why not use grey napkins instead? With just a single stem laid across the folded fabric, it makes such a simple, but stunning, place setting. Another way to add a touch of grey is with candles – our favourite place for grey candles is Cox & Cox. These would look gorgeous in metallic candle holders!
A classic colour palette calls for classic jewellery, and we love the Classic Emerald Cut Solitaire Ring from De Beers – the cut of the diamond is exquisite and the platinum band is just a simple perfect circle, but there’s something very aesthetically pleasing about this engagement ring, and it would pair beautifully with a platinum wedding band too.
If you’re looking for something more embellished, the Aura range is formed from exquisite micropavé that delicately frame and enhance the centre diamond to exude such radiance, that the collection of tiny diamonds combined with the silver detail of the fittings and chain almost make it glow with a grey light anyway – the perfect accompaniment to a dove grey colour palette.
And if you’ve fallen for any of the other stunning jewellery in our mood board, please visit the De Beers Fine Jewellery page on here on Rock My Wedding.