Purple is a royal and mysterious colour it brings a sense of elegance and sophistication to weddings. A mix of cool blue and warm red purple can be either a warm or cool colour. A little purple can boost imaginations and creativity but too much can be overpowering and result in moodiness.

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Shades of Purple

Amethyst purple, Byzantium purple, Cerise purple, Eggplant purple, Heliotrope purple, Lavender blush, Lavender purple, Lilac purple, Mauve, Palatinate purple, Periwinkle purple, Plum purple, Regalia purple, Rose purple, Sangria purple, Thistle purple, Violet purple, Wisteria purple.


Colours to Compliment Purple Weddings

Purple is a traditional colour to be used at weddings, it can look stunning when paired with the right colours to give the look and feel you want at your wedding. When choosing colours to compliment purple you could start with your favorite colour, the colour of a certain flower you must have at your wedding or even what colours suit your grooms and bridesmaids skin tones. Every colour comes in different shades and tones so you are bound to find one that will be perfect for you.

If you want your wedding to look sophisticated and luxurious you should use purple carefully in small doses. A rich deep cadbury purple combined with neutral colours such as ivory, cream, silver and grey look subtle, classy and oozes luxury at a wedding.

For a striking and unusual colour combination try deep green with rich purples in small doses. For a more dominant or bold statement with purple choose the brighter and deeper jewel like purples such as plum, deep mauve, magenta, amethyst and aubergine.

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For a spring time wedding use paler soft greens with lavenders. Keep your wedding romantic and delicate by pairing paler shades of purple such as lavenders with pale pinks and soft blues. Remember with bold colours such as the deeper, warmer shades of purple it is a case of “little is more” and you don’t have to overdo it. Small doses of purples are often more effective then large doses when it comes to bright, strong colours. Balloons, table decorations, bridesmaid dresses, cravats or the waist coat of the groom along with ribbons on the flowers or even the cake would be the perfect examples of where you could use an accent colour along to compliment the purple and tone it down it to create that not tacky but grandeur wedding theme.

Purple can work amazing not only as the primary colour at a wedding but also when being used to adding glam in its jewel like shades to other colours. Using a touch of purple to earthy colour schemes such as neutral tans and beige’s will give a modern fresh feel to your wedding.

Colours to Avoid in a Purple Wedding

If you are going for that classy, elegant wedding most of us dream of then there are some rules when using purple. If you use purple in small quantities and stick to this one shade throughout the wedding then in my opinion it can be paired with certain shades of any colour. Purple is such a strong colour when paired with dark blues, browns and black looks far too overpowering for a wedding.  However a rich red will bring out the warmth in the purple and add a regal feel to the wedding.

Deep purples and soft purples don’t look their best against fresh bright white and harsh black keep them with softer neutral for a more elegant wedding.

Purple Wedding Decorations

Decorations besides the bride of course are a fabulous way to make a wedding have everybody saying ‘wow’. The perfect decorations should feature throughout your day displaying only the purple colours you have chosen for your theme. From purple flowers, balloons and confetti through to purple chair covers, ribbons and candles and matching napkins, table cloths, sparklers and centrepieces for night decorations can really make a wedding inviting and look stunning.

Besides the usual decorations, it’s always nice to think hard and add personal touches that are of meaning to you to your guests.

Purple Wedding Favours

Favours are the perfect way to say thank you to all your guests for attending your special day and will give them something they can keep to remind them of your wedding. Finding favours in purple may not be an easy job hats where favour boxes and organza bags that come in. Putting favors in small boxes or bags means you can give your guests anything you wish in any colour and they won’t detract from your purple theme as they will be concealed but also beautifully presented. Another option is to introduce that accent colour again whether it is pink or cream it will still fit in with your colour scheme and you may have more option when it comes to buying the favors.

Traditionally favours were sugared almonds, chocolates wrapped in foil or candy of some sort. That would work well with having an purple colour scheme as there are candy and foil covered chocolates in abundance in every colour imaginable. However if you plan to give something your guests can keep what about miniature bubbles, picture frames, stationary or even lottery ticket holders which has become very popular, these all come in almost all colours to fit in with any wedding. For the kids activity books and jars filled with purple mini eggs or other sweets would be a great idea and keep them amused through the speeches, perfect.