Have you started to notice in the newspapers and the interior or fashion magazines that purple is starting to show up? It is also making it's mark in the bridal industry. My initial thought was that it is not my favourite colour to work with, especially when I design dresses but now it is starting to grow on me. I have created 5 pretty ways to add purple to your wedding and created this blog post to help those brides who like this colour but have no idea how to incorporate it.
There are plenty of flowers and plants that have beautiful purple colours. If however you don't like any purple flowers then think about other ways to add the colour, like the bouquet ribbons or your bridal jewellery.
Photography by Jasmine Photography. Bridal Separate Hollyhock Jessica Turner Designs, Ribbons Ollie's Studio, Bouquet Violets and Velvet, Dainty London Jewellery
All the images above are both from the Love and Lavender Styled shoot that I was apart of, the look creates a feel of spring/summer, with it's summer top, lavender fields and pretty pastel shades. However, if you are designing for a winter wedding and want to create a winter ambience, below are some images that can inspire you.
Lavender, this is one of the most obvious plants that can be used at your wedding. It has this lovely muted colour and you could dry the flowers to make lavender bags for wedding favours. I also love Hyacinth, the smell is divine and the pretty flowers can be used in a number of ways, like for the table settings or in the bouquet, or even the hair.
The image is sourced from Pinterest.
I love the way the hyacinths are used in glasses or you could opt for big glass jars. I also love the idea of mixing them with succulents and moss against a dark wooden table. The purple flowers would be seen once they sprout.
Image sourced from Pinterest http://liljorochtulpaner.blogspot.co.uk/
Flowers in the hair, these could be pretty purple flowers
Sourced from Pinterest
When I got married I had flowers in my hair similar to the image above and this has stuck with me. Hyacinth flowers can be cut off the stems and put onto wires and then placed into the hair. You could use any purple flower.
List of flowers that are purple.
2. Drinks, Glasses and Ice cubes.
Everyone likes a tipple at a wedding so I would like to show how you can add it to your table settings using the drinks, glasses and ice cubes.
These lavender ice cubes look amazing (rootedinthyme.blogspot.co.uk) and would look great in cocktails. For small glasses get some purple edible flowers and set them in ice cubes . There are some great cocktail recipes on Pinterest, and having a table of cocktails with these lovely hints of purple will look amazing.
3. The Wedding Cake .
I don't like the idea of a purple wedding cake so here are some tips on how to use this colour subtly. I would use a mix of frozen berries, plums, and pomegranate to decorate a naked cake. I also love the artichoke colours before the plant is cooked, maybe this could decorate the cake stand too or use purple/green succulents?
Sourced from Pinterest call-me-cupcake.blogspot.com This cake would be perfect if you are planning a winter wedding.
For a more summer wedding cake:
Or how about some mini meringues with berries
From The Good Housekeeping
4. The stationary.
I am a huge fan of watercolours, and I love purple with a bit of gold.
Photography by Jasmine Photography. Ribbons, Stationary and Calligraphy by Ollie's Studio
5. The Dress.
Now to think of a purple dress at a wedding I would gasp!! This is just not my style, purple bridesmaid outfits yes but a purple wedding dress no! However, to bring a this colour in gently, I would have a lilac fabric under a layer, like I do in this image below. I have put a blue silk under a white chiffon layer, this creates a colour but in a soft and delicate way.
Dress Designer Jessica Turner Designs. Photography Jessica Davies Photography. Hair and Make Up Double Dutch, Flowers Paper, Petal & Wild, Ribbons Kate Cullen, Model Verity Anderson
Or I would add a coloured dip dye bridal bodice with a white skirt.
So the blue could be swapped for a pretty lilac shade and the outfit can be complimented with a purple flower bouquet and ribbons.
Photography by Jasmine Photography, and flowers by Violets and Velvet.
Another option is to dip dye the wedding dress or bridal skirt in a shade of different purples.
Something similar to this but in purple hues.
Dress Designer Jessica Turner Designs, Photography by Kitty Wheeler Shaw, Hair and Make Up Storme Make Up Artist, Florist Bloom Blooms, Accessories Ps With Love Bridal, Cake Dolce Lusso Cakes, Stationary Holly Rees London, Venue Danesfield House.
I am sure there will be many pretty styled shoots coming out soon on all the wedding blogs. I hope you have found this useful if you want to follow the colour trends. And if you would like a wedding dress or bridal separate with a pop of colour then please email me email@example.com to book a consultation. I can work with any colour combination. You provide me with your colour swatches and I prepare samples of fabrics with your colour on it which will then be transformed into your wedding gown!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Love Jess x