A Color Palette to Please the Bride and Groom: Peach & Gray

Updated 07/31/14

Dyad Photography; Nancy Ray Photography; Robert Mitra

Are you searching for that illusive wedding color palette that meets your long-held dreams of a romantic, feminine affair but still appeals to your manly-man of a fiancé? Then your hunt is over! Create an unforgettable bash in shades of peach and gray for a reception that's sure to please both the bride and groom.

Peach is just about everywhere right now. From the fashion runways (where Badgley Mischka showcased the stunning look, above) to the bridal aisles, there's no shortage of the poppy twist on classic pastel pink. And when you add in touches of sleek and modern gray, a near-perfect tone for every single season and wedding style, you'll keep your ceremony and reception from teetering on baby shower-esque.

Start with a watercolor wedding invitation — the ombré effect keeps the peach-tones from becoming overwhelming and cool gray font adds a formal touch. Your bridesmaids will appreciate a chic gray number (like the Jenny Yoo design above), which can easily transit past your wedding day. Love the idea of dressing your favorite ladies in pretty pink gowns? There are tons of gorgeous peach bridesmaid dresses on the market, too!

Have fun with your flowers. A classic peach bouquet, tied with gray ribbon, will complement charcoal-toned bridesmaid dresses and shimmering mercury glass vases filled with peppy pink blooms will look great in any reception space. End the night with a cool, ruffled peach-and-gray wedding cake.

Above: 1. Bridesmaids' Dress, $240, Jenny Yoo; 2. Bouquet, $300, Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design; 3. Invitation, "Eve", $850 for 100, JP Stationery; 4. Dinnerware, "Victoire", $425 for a five-piece-place setting, Haviland; 5. Cake, $15 per slice (serves 120), Lulu Cake Boutique; 6. Paper Fan Table Number, $20 for 10, BHLDN; 7. Shoe, price upon request, Manolo Blahnik for Zac Posen, special order at 212-582-3007

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