Purple- The Hot New Wedding Color Palette Staple

Whether it is dreams of a fairytale with a deep royal purple or the soft mature romance of a lavender, more and more brides are incorporating purple into their wedding color schemes right now. Here are a few great theme ideas brides have used for their purple weddings.

A vineyard wedding- The rich colors of a vineyard themed wedding will blend beautifully and most will flatter a variety of skin tones when it comes to apparel.  To capture the essence of a vineyard without the destination wedding use rich purples, burgundy, gold and rich greens on solid white backdrops such as tablecloths. Deep purple bridesmaid dresses with light green and white bouquets present a stunning visual and the rich purple will complement a majority of skin tones. A cake decorated with grapes and grapevines instead of flowers will make for a unique and elegant display that will have guests raving.  Forgo traditional (and pricier!) Appetizers for cheese crackers and grapes with some wine.  Even the guests who don’t drink wine can appreciate the flavor combinations created by the grapes and cheese with the crackers all at once. As with any theme, take the best of the theme and incorporate it into the wedding and leave the extras behind so the wedding isn’t over saturated and tacky.

Universal royalty- Purple has been considered the color of royalty in many cultures.  It is a color representing bounty. Use purple to create a wedding fit for kings and queens. Pair the purple with golds and royal blues as well. Incorporate some of the culture of the bride and groom if possible for a personal touch.

Modern princess- Lavender can replace pink in a pretty as a princess wedding.  Use the lavender instead of pink or with different shades of pink as an accent color to add a grown up touch of elegance to a pink wedding.  Use lavender as the main color for a completely different take on the theme. Pair it with powder blue and white or with a soft pink and gray for some regal touches.

A tropical wedding- Using purple as the main color in a tropical wedding will add a touch of class and elegance to a fun theme. Pair the purple with yellows and oranges in varying amounts for a luau wedding or a beach wedding.

A spooky wedding night- Using purple as the main color for a Halloween or fall wedding will help create elegance and avoid tackiness. Use pumpkins rather than jack o lanterns and copious amounts of purple.  Use candlelight if possible to create a spooky but gorgeous ambiance.

An enchanted wedding- Fantasy games and dragons can make for a fun carefree wedding theme and purple can be an amazing main color. Elvish sprites and large tropical flowers make for great details.  The key is to have fun and not use the theme in an overwhelming way.

No matter how purple is used in the wedding it can be an amazing touch.  It is a trend that seems to be sticking around.