Purple Wedding Ideas, Themes & Colour Schemes

Purple is one of the most dramatic and inspirational colours of the spectrum and the perfect choice of colour for wedding celebration, whether it is on its own or paired with a number of other colours to complement it.

Opulent ballroom with purple lighting

Opulent ballroom with purple lighting

Ornate purple wedding reception via Colin Cowie

 Ornate purple wedding reception via Colin Cowie

Indeed purple it is an extremely versatile colour possessing a wide variety of shades - Crimson, Violet, Indigo, Amethyst, Fuchsia, Aubergine, Lavender, Magenta, Orchid, Lilac, Mauve, Eggplant, Mulberry, Wine, Plum or Pomegranate - each of which convey a variety of conscious and sub-conscious messages.

Purple designer wedding cake by Cake Central
Purple designer wedding cake by Cake Central
Purple & silver cake by White Flower
 Purple & silver cake by White Flower

Since the days of the Greek and Roman Empires purple has been associated with royalty, honour and wealth. This was due to how costly and difficult the colour was to make, via extraction from a tiny snail found in Phoenicia!

Light purple centrepiece

Light purple centrepiece

Purple orchid bouquet

Purple orchid bouquet

Purple wedding bouquet

Purple wedding bouquet

Purple bridesmaids bouquets

 Purple bridesmaids bouquets

Brides opting for the lighter shades of lavender or lilac impart a sense of femininity, romanticism, sweetness and fragility into the days proceedings. Whilst brides preferring darker shades such as deep purple or plum reflect a sense of honour, opulence, passion, nobility and wealth.

Light purple bridal dress by Stela de Libero

Light purple bridal dress by Stela de Libero

Purple dress by Deborah Lindquist Couture

Purple dress by Deborah Lindquist Couture


Purple vintage dress by Stela di Libero

Purple vintage dress by Stela di Libero

plum bridesmaids dresses

plum bridesmaids dresses

Dark purple bridesmaids dresses

 Dark purple bridesmaids dresses

Brides that are naturally drawn towards purple certainly stand out from the crowd. They tend to be unique, independent, sensitive and often spiritual individuals, displaying strong creative and reflective sides to their personalities.

silver and purple invitation by Girl Tyler
Silver and purple invitation by Girl Tyler
purple calligraphy wedding invitation by Curran Calligraphy
Purple calligraphy wedding invitation by Curran Calligraphy
Handwritten purple wedding invitation from Etsy
Handwritten purple wedding invitation from Etsy
purple table plan
Purple table plan

purple chevron wedding stationery by Zazzle
Purple chevron wedding stationery by Zazzle

It therefore follows that a bride who incorporates purple within her colour scheme consciously and sub-consciously reflects these strong, positive and ultimately befitting personality traits throughout her wedding!

purple canapes by Create
Purple canapes by Create
purple ruffle designer chair covers by Wild Linens
Purple ruffled designer chair covers by Wild Linens
purple silver feather bouquet by Oakia Design
Purple & silver feather bouquet by Oakia Design
purple silver bridal car
Purple silver bridal car
Purple confetti
Purple confetti

purple chillout marquee by Arabian Tent
Purple chill out marquee by Arabian Tent

Purple peacock feather cake by Stephanies Bakery
Peacock feather cake by Stephanie's Bakery
Purple exterior lighting at Craig y Nos
 Purple exterior lighting at Craig y Nos