A Neutral Wedding Color Palette for the Modern Couple

Written by Samantha Iacia
Photo: Tauri Baum Photography

Light, romantic and industrial are three ways to describe the neutral wedding color palette of this gorgeous styled shoot, which took place at a warehouse in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The streamlined wedding decor blends beautifully with the shoot’s neutral color palette of ivory, gold and gray for a fresh take on modern (but still oh-so romantic) wedding style. Breathtaking details aside, we can’t forget the best part of this shoot: an adorable teacup Yorkie who stole the show.

Modern couples, here’s all the neutral wedding color palette inspiration you could ever need.

This trendy acrylic invitation suite is simple but still makes a major statement. We love how clean the white calligraphy looks against the clear background. A dove gray envelope completed the suite.

A collection of vintage stamps guarantees that each wedding invitation you send is unique! We love the contrast of old vs. new here with the addition of whimsical calligraphy on the RSVP cards.

You know we love oval and round-cut engagement rings, but a pear-cut ring is classic with a twist. Pair it with a rose gold wedding band for a cool mix-and-match look.

For the shoot, the team chose a refurbished warehouse as their backdrop because they loved the venue's industrial feel and natural light. We'd have to agree that loft and warehouse venues make great backdrops for modern weddings no matter where you're located. One reason why? Their "blank slate" appearance means you can customize the space exactly the way you want!

If a traditional ball gown isn't totally your thing, you can still get a swoon-worthy look by wearing a tiered dress instead. This romantic tulle number from Memories Bridal & Evening Wear is modern and classic at the same time. We are totally in love!

This bride is proof that you don't need to wear a fancy updo on your big day (unless you want to, of course!). Leave your tresses long and loose for an effortless look, and add a simple tulle veil like this one to complete the hairstyle.

OMG—this little pup, named Milo, is almost too cute to handle. We love how the team dressed him up with a flower collar to get him ready for the big day.

Milo is the couple's own dog, so naturally they had to pose for photos together! The end results were adorable to say the least (as if we needed any more proof of why your pet should be in your wedding).

Of course he stole the show with his sweet face!

If you're sticking to a neutral wedding color palette, update your groom style with a gray three-piece suit instead of a black or blue one. This option is perfect if you're having a more casual wedding dress code but still want to look put together.

Floral patterned ties are one of our favorite groom fashion trends of the moment. Stick with a tie in neutral colors like this one if you want to show off the trend in a more subtle way.

How gorgeous is this sweetheart table setup? Wow your guests by pairing a rustic wood table (sans linens) with ultra-modern ghost chairs for an industrial chic wedding vibe.

An all-white centerpiece looks gorgeous when accented with interesting greens and decorative plants. This stunner features garden roses wtih dried thistle, cotton puffs, pampas grass, and ferns, all showcased in a geometric gold centerpiece vessel.

A soft gray table runner adds just the right amount of polish to a rustic wood table. You can warm up the tablescape even more with taper candles and gold accents for an airy, cozy feel.

Acrylic place cards matched the invitation suite. Don't be afraid to step outside the box and incorporate unique place card ideas into your wedding decor!

This bouquet is a little bit modern and a little bit rustic. The monochromatic blooms are beautiful for a neutral wedding color palette, and the fluffy pampas grass and cotton add decorative interest.

Naked wedding cakes have been super popular for a few years now, but the 2017 version of this trend is the semi-naked cake. With the tiers left only slightly unfrosted, you get the best of both worlds—the overall look of a naked cake with the added bonus of delicious buttercream.

Display your wedding cake with a photo-worthy stand and top it all off with a few well-placed flowers (or a personalized cake topper). Sweet and simple!


Venue: Studio 3 | Event Planning and Calligraphy: A Foraged Affair | Bride's Dress: Memories Bridal & Evening Wear | Hair Stylist: Launch Salon | Rentals: Events by iCandy | Floral Design: Sculpted Florals | Cake: Ginger Bakes