blush and gray (reader request)

This blush and gray wedding inspiration board was created for Victoria and Nick who are getting married next August at the gorgeously rustic and chic Roodeznd in South Africa. Victoria wrote and said that she was drawn to the colors gray and blush, especially since Nick will be wearing a gray suit (to bring out his blue eyes!). She was worried though that that color combination would appear a little cold and so she was thinking about adding in red as well. Cold?! Not so!

blush and gray wedding ideas

A blush and gray wedding is actually perfect for the winter turning into spring season in South Africa. If you decide to add some red you’ll run the risk of having it look like a Valentine’s Day wedding. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but a red and pink wedding is better suited for February. Instead add touches of a golden champagne to warm things up.

blush gray and champagne wedding colors

From Victoria: The inside of the venue is black and white and the inside of the chapel is white and brown and has raw exposed brick. It is a very old chapel… over 250 years old and it is also quite rustic.

The venue is absolutely gorgeous and so totally on trend right now. You can play up the rustic vibe by adding a few DIY touches like the yarn wrapped flatware in this inspiration board and amp up the romance with some billowy fabrics and a gray ribbon on your bouquet. One detail that I’m particularly in love with is the custom wedding vows art print. It would be an absolutely stunning and stylish way to commemorate your wedding day!

I’d like to say congratulations to Victoria and Nick on your engagement. No matter what, your wedding is going to be absolutely beautiful! How can it not be at a gorgeous venue like that? I sincerely hope that this inspiration board helps with some of your color decisions. Brides-to-be: don’t forget that you can request your own inspiration board here!


photo credits: custom wedding vows print via Jennasue Design Co. on Etsy // bouquet via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Beaux Arts Photographie, designed by Camilla Flowers // ring via Studio 1040 on Etsy // shoes from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Rylee Hitchner // drapery and bride from Ruche’s 2013 Wedding Lookbook, photographed by Elizabeth Messina // pink depression glass from Burnett’s Boards, photographed by Byron Loves Fawn // thread wrapped silverwear via A Fabulous Fete.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Love this.. what a gorgeous color combination!

  2. Sara the board is beautiful! You have brought a tear of joy to my eye. I love the board, thank you very much! You have totally shown me that these colors are very romantic and warm together. I love that you introduced champagne as I was really trying to figure out which other color compliments blush and grey. I was recently playing with peach or coral but WOW champagne is just so beautiful and elegant. I really appreciate the time that you have taken to create our special board. I just showed it to Nick and he loves it. He feels honored that you created this board just for us. Sending you a big THANK YOU hug from SA 🙂

  3. This is absolutely stunning. So elegant. (Loved reading Victoria’s reaction too! Job very well done indeed.) xx

  4. Beautiful and romantic color combination! Also, those shoes are fabulous!

  5. Sara, you did it again !!
    This is so sweet and ROMANTIC ! Beautiful color combination . Nothing COLD here at all , its inviting and fresh !!

  6. You really have an eye for color—would’ve never have thought to add champagne to a palette of blush and grey!

  7. Brittany McGhee says

    Where did you get that ring from?