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