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.
ndeed 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.
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!
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.
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|
|Purple calligraphy wedding invitation by Curran Calligraphy|
|Handwritten purple wedding invitation from Etsy|
|Purple table plan|
|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 ruffled designer chair covers by Wild Linens|
|Purple & silver feather bouquet by Oakia Design|
|Purple silver bridal car|
|Purple chill out marquee by Arabian Tent|