I'm Mallory, a wedding planner based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Traveling throughout Richmond, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. With a passion for weddings and an eye for details, I help create a personalized and seamless experience for you and your guests.
Engaged? I bet one of the first questions you are asked, besides your wedding date, will be “what are your colors?” A wedding color palette is actually one of the things that makes a celebration so memorable. It sets the overall mood and ambiance while aesthetically complementing the wedding style at the same time.
It’s tempting to choose colors that are trendy or based on the season. We are here to tell you that that the first step is choosing wedding colors that reflect your individual personalities.
Today we focus on one of the most popular wedding colors that we’ve seen this past year: PURPLE! It has a lot of hues under its belt. From the rich shades of eggplant and plum, to lighter shades of lavender, purple instantly radiates beauty and adds an air of elegance and regality to your wedding.
Let’s dive deeper into the wedding design. We’ve gathered some of our favorite images with purple palettes below to give you ideas of how to incorporate your wedding color palette into your wedding elements, from your florals, to attire, cake, decor, and paper goods. The repetition of your wedding color palette throughout the day will help amplify your overall design by creating cohesion among all of your events spaces and elements.
Floral arrangements add natural hues to your wedding, complementing the colors of your table linens and other table decor. The florals chosen for bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party along with the table floral designs are vital elements in your full wedding design. What we love most about the bouquets below is that you can choose to make it subtle with just a pop of purple, while some brides went bright and bold!
Let your ladies shine in your wedding color palette! Whether you give them a choice of dress with the same color but different styles or mix it up with alternating hues, you can’t go wrong. Let’s not forget the guys either! We love the subtle pocket square this groomsman is wearing that ties in perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses. Other pieces of attire that you could tie in your color might be your bridal shoes, men’s ties or socks, a belt or sash, or even the wedding dress itself.
Such a simple and easy way to incorporate your wedding color palette! Ask your florist for some extra blooms or ask the baker to include your color in the frosting or other garnishes.
Linens, lighting, and elements of your place settings are available in almost every color, so matching these with the overall color palette will tie everything together nicely. The purple uplighting creates a wonderful ambiance for your guests. Check out the individual gift boxes wrapped in a simple purple ribbon below. A wonderful way to welcome guests as they find their seats.
One of the first things that guests will associate with your wedding are your invitations. Invitations are a great opportunity to share a sneak peek of your wedding color palette. We always suggest keeping the same style from invitation all the way through to your day of paper goods. Having the same splash of color on your program, menu, place cards, and any other signage keeps a cohesive look.
For more inspiration, head to our website to see our portfolio and be sure to check back here for more wedding color palettes in our color series.