Purple

Purple 1Violet and Ivory

Colour palette: violet, cyan and ivory

A classic combination purple and ivory is an elegant choice which in this example I have teamed with cyan; an accent colour such as cyan should be used sparingly but serves to highlight the contrast between the two ‘leading’ colours

Décor:

  • The ivory candelabra work best with this theme paired if possible with off white candles
  • The table linen looks most effective if it is off white or ivory toned; for a contemporary wedding you could contrast the table linen with either violet or cyan napkins. If your wedding is more traditional then match your napkin colour to the table linen – but perhaps tie the napkin with a violet or cyan ribbon!
  • Tea lights and hurricane lamps should be clear glass and look wonderful scattered over the tables, windowsills and other surfaces
  • The look translates to the Orangery for the evening reception very well

Dine:

  • A cup cake tower decorated with violet sugar petals looks wonderful – alternatively decorate a cheesecake with blueberries or fresh violets!

Purple 2Indigo and Magenta

Colour palette: violet, magenta, fuchsia, purple, indigo and white

A fantastically fun colour palette that contrasts hot shades of purple with an ‘anchoring’ snowy white

Décor:

  • Pashmina chair covers in either indigo or magent
    a in the ballroom look fantastic and set the scene
  • The table linen looks most effective in snowy white – accessorize with single flower heads in either violet, magenta, fuchsia, purple or indigo
  • The white wooden bird cages make lovely table centres – fill them with white candles and flowers in the signature colours
  • White fret work lanterns and tea lights work with the theme beautifully

Dine:

  • Pomegranate margaritas’ are just the right shade of fuchsia for the drinks reception!!

Purple 3Peacock party

Colour palette: aqua, grey, crushed plum, watered lilic

A wonderfully versatile colour palette which can either be given a vintage twist [the peacock motif was a significant design element during the 1920’s for example] or a contemporary feel. Whichever ‘feel’ you go for though the key to success is to anchor the strong peacock colours – aqua and plum – with neutrals such as grey or watered lilac.

Décor:

  • Aqua pashmina chair covers in the ballroom look fantastic
  • The table linen looks most effective in watered lilic
  • Napkins should be grey and folded to create a pocket which can be accented with a peacock feather
  • Table centres can be a mixture of silver candelabra and low silver bowls filled with plum and lilac flowers
  • Silvered tea lights and hurricane lamps look wonderful scattered over the tables, windowsills and other surfaces
  • The look translates to the Orangery for the evening reception very well

Dine:

  • Purple Matthew cocktails are fun and are made using Absolut Kurant vodka and blueberry syrup

Purple 4Lavender Girl

Colour palette: lavender, thistle, plum, light cyan, Gainsborough grey

A beautifully subdued colour palette that works with the lighter shades of purple and which suits either a vintage/rustic or contemporary chic wedding

Décor:

  • Pashmina chair covers in the ballroom coloured in the most delicate shade of lavender work well with white table linen and napkins
  • Get the caterers to fold the napkins so that  a pocket is created – then use stems of fresh or dried lavender to accessorize every one
  • The silver candelabra work best with this colour palette
  • Silvered tea lights and hurricane lamps look wonderful scattered over the tables, windowsills and other surfaces mixed in with lots of clear glass
  • The look translates to the Orangery for the evening reception very well

Dine:

  • Fentimans Pink Lemonade is just the right shade of pale pink/lavender for this colour palette!
  • Decorate your royal white wedding white with lavender – again it can be fresh or dried

*All photo credits to Style Me Pretty