When it comes to weddings, there are few colors that can compete with the regal tones of purple. From lavender to lilac, violet and grape—all shades of this hue evoke feelings of royalty and luxury.
So why do we so often see purple take center stage at wedding ceremonies? If you’re dreaming of a fairy-tale princess-like affair in deep hues, look no further than these 20 purple weddings ideas.
Start With A Purple Make Up
For a subtle approach, try adding purple accents to your makeup. For instance, the bride below chose violet-hued gradient eyeshadow for her big day. Up the stakes by wearing a dramatic lavender dress and accessorizing with royal purple jewels ear rings.
Add Purple Nails For Complete Purple Madness
If you want to take your purple wedding theme up a notch, consider having your nails done in the same color. Nails are a small detail that can make a big impact, and there are so many shades of purple to choose from.
In the example below, you could go for a lavender base shade with marble designs added with gold foils.
Think About Your Bouquet
When it comes to your wedding flowers, don’t be afraid to go all out with shades of purple. From amethyst and lavender roses, to orchids in shades of purple and violet, there are so many beautiful blooms to choose from.
When it comes to your bridal bouquet, purple is one of the best choices you can make. Whether you choose an entire bouquet dripping in lavender roses, or simply add hints of lilac into the mix with other flora, purple flowers are a must-have on your wedding day.
Add Some Purple Details As Decorations
One of the easiest ways to add a touch of purple to your wedding is by creating purple clouds on the ceiling. In the example below, you can see how a few well-placed purple drapes can transform a space and add an air of luxury.
Purple Dresses For Bridesmaid
Having all of your bridesmaids in shades of purple is a great way to add some continuity to your wedding. It also makes for really stunning photos.
From lilac lace dresses, to rich violet gowns, there are so many beautiful options when it comes to dressing your wedding party in shades of purple.
Purple Table Decorations
There are plenty of ways to add some color and decorate your table. If you’re on the hunt for wedding flower ideas, purple is one of the most regal colors you can choose.
Try hanging rows of purple shades flowers along the tables or adding centerpieces that include candles surrounded by lavender roses, or go big with an entire mixture of purple flowers.
Purple Flower Wrist Corsage Boutonniere
If you want to add a pop of color to your wedding outfit without going over the top, a purple boutonniere is the perfect way to do it. A wrist corsage is also a great way to add some extra detail if you’re wearing a long-sleeved dress.
In the example below, you can see how adding purple to any floral design can really make it pop, and add some extra detail to your ensemble.
Purple Sapphire Ring
A ring is one of the most important pieces of jewelry you’ll wear on your wedding day, so it’s worth choosing one that will really make a statement. If you’re looking for something extra special, why not opt for a purple sapphire ring?
From amethyst to lavender, there are so many shades of purple to choose from when it comes to rings. In the example below, you can see how a simple diamond band can be given a touch of luxury with a purple sapphire stone.
Choose A Purple Wedding Cake
A wedding cake is one of the most important parts of your big day, so it’s worth choosing one that will reflect your tastes and style perfectly. If you’re looking for wedding cake inspiration, why not go all out with a purple-layered confection?
In the example below, you can see how different shades of purple are stacked on top of each other to create a gorgeously regal effect.
Use Purple Velvet Ring Box
When it comes to wedding ring boxes, there are plenty of options out there. If you want to add a touch of luxury to your big day, why not use a purple velvet ring box?
From simple designs to more intricate styles, there are plenty of ring boxes out there that come in shades of purple. In the example below, you can see how a rich purple velvet box can really add some extra glamour to your wedding day.
Choose a Purple Hydrangea Floral Crown
If you’re looking for wedding flower ideas, hydrangeas are a must. Purple hydrangeas are particularly beautiful, and make a great addition to any floral crown or accessory.
A great way to add some purple into your wedding day is through the furniture. From purple chairs to even purple table cloths, there are plenty of ways you can make each room feel special with a few decor changes.
In the example below, you can see how adding in purple chairs really adds an air of royalty to the space. It’s also a great way to add some extra color if you’re going for a more subtle look.
Purple Crystals Chandelier
A chandelier is one of the most glamorous pieces you can use to decorate your wedding space, so choosing one that reflects your style is important.
If you’re a fan of all things sparkly, why not add a crystal purple chandelier? In the example below you can see how a simple purple chandelier can be given a touch of luxury with some crystal detailing.
Purple Roses Backdrop
A backdrop can really bring a wedding reception space to life, so it’s worth putting some time and effort into choosing one that is perfect for you.
If you want a more modern look, why not go all out with a purple rose backdrop? In the example below, you can see how beautiful both shades of purple look when used together.
Purple Accents on Stage
If you’re having a wedding reception with a stage, why not use purple accents to really make it stand out? From drapes to lighting, there are plenty of ways you can add in some purple to create a dramatic effect.
In the example below, you can see how using deep purple lighting can really set the mood for your big day.
Lavender is a gorgeous shade you can really add into your wedding day in a subtle way. A great way to do this is by hanging lavender along the path to the arch.
In the example below, you can see how lavender plants were hanged in the overhang of the space to create a luxurious feel without being too overpowering.
Purple Velvet Shoes
Let’s not forget the shoes. Adding in a touch of purple is great way to add in another element without making it too loud!
The photo below showcase a beautiful, velvet purple high heel shoes. This is the perfect way to incorporate that purpleness without overdoing it.
Purple Wedding Dress
If you’re feeling really adventurous, go for a purple wedding dress! This is definitely a statement piece, but it can look stunning if done correctly.
The photo below is an amazing example of a purple wedding dress. It’s soft, romantic, and perfect for a winter wedding.
Try Dying Hair Purple
Another great way to add in the purple without overdoing it is by dying your hair purple! This a low-key option that can look chic and modern.
The photo below showcases this amazing hair color, and because of the dark base you don’t notice it as much. It’s definitely a subtle yet stunning touch.
Send Out Purple Invitation
Finally, another great way to incorporate lavender into your wedding day is by sending out purple invitations! This is a great option if you want to have everything matchy-matchy.
The photo below showcases invites that have been printed with the classic lavender color. Although it’s subtle, it’s definitely noticeable and something different than your average invite. You can even ask your guests to wear purple when attending the wedding.
Overall, purple is a gorgeous color that can be incorporated into a wedding day by a variety of means. If you’re looking to add a touch of purple without going too crazy, any of the ideas listed above are perfect for you!