Purple Wedding Inspiration
Today I am featuring some gorgeous purple wedding inspiration! Purple comes in all kinds of shades and allows you to pull off a different look with each shade. As a result you can apply it to many wedding styles as well. So let’s dive in and take a look at what purple has to offer.
Why I Love Purple
With purple available in so many shades, it’s easy to create many looks. For example soft lavender can be matched with other soft pastels to suits a Spring or garden wedding. Alternatively deep violet works well with ruby and gem tones. Due to its soft, forgiving nature, natural greens and neutrals work perfectly with purple too. You’ll get to see some of these combinations below in a minute – yay!
In addition, there are lots of purple flowers readily available, making it easy to tie your colour scheme together. Other decorations like candles, lanterns, fabric, table runners, ribbons and jewelry can usually be easily sourced in purple hues.
By the way, if you want to create a knock-out wedding when it comes to decorating, you will really benefit from my Styling Article here where I discuss professional styling techniques in more depth!
The Benefits to using Purple in your Wedding
As far as colours go, purple has a lot to offer. Here are some of the Pros to embracing this gorgeous colour:
- You can pull off different looks depending on what shade of purple you use
- Purple suits natural, relaxed themes really well
- Many flowers are available in purple
- Consequently this makes it easy to tie your flowers in with your overall colour scheme
- Purple is an easy colour to source
- It has a feminine feel, but not as girly as pink
If you are trying to decide on a wedding colour then I would put purple at the top of my suggestions! In fact, I actually used purple in my own wedding and loved the end result!
Purple Wedding Inspiration
There are some great examples in this post, but if you want to overload on purple wedding inspiration I’d highly recommend our Purple Wedding Pinterest Board. For now, here are some beautiful photos and inspiration to enjoy!
For a softer look
Here is some purple wedding inspiration if you are going for a softer look.
These purple bridesmaid dresses (found on Mod Wedding) are just the perfect shade of purple. The floral bouquets aren’t a perfect match in terms of colour, but that’s why I love them! All the different shades of purple look great together, and compliment each other.
These pastel lilac wedding invitations with bronze foiling (from Sail and Swan) are the prefect fit for a pastel or lilac theme. You can make a stunning first impression with the soft lilac colour, whereas the bronze will pop out against the page.
This lilac wedding dress is a great example of something simple turned unique because of the colour. This is actually a photo from my own wedding day and I had the dress custom made. So if this is the look your are going for, I’d recommend finding a good dressmaker as purple wedding dresses are hard to source.
Here is an example of pale purple flowers combined with other pastel colours from Love My Dress. As you can, the result is a stunning combination! Mix pastels together to make the perfect combination for a spring wedding.
Bliss Tulle have created this separate tulle skirt in a stunning lilac colour! If you are looking for a purple wedding dress, then this a great alternative and will be more cost effective for you too.
These pastel painted wedding invitations with bronze foiling (from Sail and Swan) are an understated yet beautiful look, and would work well with a soft pastel theme.
How stunning is this floral lilac wedding cake (from Burnett’s Boards) in Dubai?! It is elegant and features a soft lilac colour, whereas the flowers are deeo and vibrant.
Going for a Deeper Look
If those colours are a bit too light for you, here are a range of photos with deeper purple tones.
Create a dramatic and vibrant look with a lavender farm as your backdrop, and purple smoke to bring out the purple tones. This was found on June Bug Weddings.
Go floral with these deep purple floral wedding invitations (from Sail and Swan) featuring clean, contemporary writing and blooming florals in the background.
Create an elegant yet natural look with these violet and gold calligraphy name place cards (found on Style Me Pretty).
Go romantic with a gold, purple and white wedding dress. This wedding dress is soft yet glamorous at the same time. (Found on Want That Wedding).
Deep purple blooms (found on Once Wed) make for stunning wedding photos and also have a natural look. Alternatively you could choose completely pale purple flowers, and that would create a totally different look again.
Change the whole atmosphere with your table linens. Check out this purple table setting (found on Style Me Pretty) that is both elegant and natural. In contrast, imagine using pale lilac table linen instead. This would change the whole look and feel.
Create a dramatic look with a dark purple table setting like this one (from Ruffled). Berries and deep jewel tones are the hero!