Purple Flowers for Weddings

Purple was traditionally the color of royalty and its rich color is not lost on today’s brides. From pale periwinkle to deep eggplant, purple has a myriad of shades which lend themselves to a variety of looks for your wedding. Since Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year, purple will be taking center stage in the upcoming year. Radiant Orchid is a gorgeous medium purple with fuschia and pink undertones it combines will with a variety of colors.

Many brides try to match their flowers exactly to the bridesmaid’s dresses or linen colors but I always recommend a different route. Choosing a mixtures of shades in the color palette will make everything look more luxurious, textured and visible. If the flowers are all exactly the same shade it will look like a big ball of one color without any dimension. Let your florist incorporate varying shades for the most effective use of flowers and a final look that will be much more luxurious and less DIY.

IMG_0152Purple and blue bouquet of hydrangea, stock, roses & tinted mini calla lilies

hydrangea and calla liliesTall centerpiece that is also used at the ceremony

purple and white corsageCorsage with white spray roses, purple stock and periwinkle blue ribbon

purple wedding bouquetPurple bridal bouquet of lavender roses, purple hydrangea, kale, Florigene carnations, alstromeria, statice, stock and lavender

budget wedding bouquetShades of purple carnations with rhinestone jewels

purple wedding flowersLavender mini calla lily boutonniere

white and blush wedding bouquetWhite, peach and blush wedding bouquet with bold purple shoes {Photo by Wendy Gregory}

purple wedding detailsDark purple bridesmaids dresses {Photo by Wendy Gregory}

purple wedding shoesFun purple wedding shoes by Walkin On Air

Photograph by True Essence PhotographyDeep purple lisianthus and veronica {Photo by True Essence Photography}

Wildflower Wedding FlowersPurple & green wildflower bouquet (lisianthus, lavender, purple veronica, bi-color alstromeria, green trick carnations, bells of Ireland, seeded eucalyptus, scabiosa, curly willow & peacock feathers)

purple rosesShades of lavender/purple roses

affordable-centerpieces-015Contemporary centerpiece with color blocking

purple wedding ideasChandeliere with purple tulle fabric and hanging hydrangea & crystals {Photo by Jordan Iverson Photography}

jordan iverson photographyPurple wedding details {Photo by Jordan Iverson}

wedding flowers eugeneToss bouquet of dark Florigene carnations, stock, statice, lavender and hosta leaves {Photo by Jordan Iverson Photography}

florist eugene, oregonPurple bridesmaids bouquet

Fun centerpieces of hydrangea, roses, sedum, carnations & stock

WED074 Lavender Dream

Shades of purple stock, roses, tulips and mini calla lilies

WED113 Mystic Spring

Beautiful spring wedding bouquet of hydrangea, iris, agapanthus and muscari

skinner's butte wedding

Skinner’s Butte wedding bouquet of dahlias, carnations, hydrangea and roses

Yellow Wedding Ideas

Pantone Freesia is part of their Spring Fashion Report for 2014. Shades of yellow have been popular wedding colors and that trend will continue into this summer. Yellow and grey will continue to be seen for modern, chic weddings while the yellow & blue combination is often chosen for quaint, country weddings. For a spring wedding, pair yellow with paler shades of pink, green or lavender for a pastel palette or combine it with other bold colors of tangerine orange, coral or aqua for a bright, cheerful affair.

Erika Nicole 4Billy Ball Boutonniere {Erika Nicole Photography}

Erika Nicole 3Buttercream and bright yellow wedding bouquet with whites and jewels for a rustic chic outdoor wedding {Erika Nicole Photography}

milk glass budvases country weddingMilk glass budvases with babies breath, solid aster and billy balls- other tables held milk glass vases of spray roses, mini gerbera daisies, or freesia. Burlap table runners with table numbers made by the groom. {Erika Nicole Photography}

pomanderCraspedia and burlap flower girl pomander {Erika Nicole Photography}

wedding arch with burlap and flowersHand-made ceremony arch (again made by the groom) with burlap, chandelier and flowers {Erika Nicole Photography}

sunflowers, freesia, roses, billy balls, alstromeria and solid asterWedding Bouquet of sunflowers, craspedia (billy balls), roses, alstromeria, freesia and solid aster

IMG_0759Bright gerbera daisy bouquet

Jamie Zanotti 044Bold yellow freesia {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

Fun wedding favorsYellow Wedding Ideas- Koozie Favors

yellow corsage with burlap accentsButtercream yellow and bright yellow corsage

rustic bridal bouquetWhite, ivory, yellow & green wedding bouquet {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

bridesmaids bouquetYellow and navy blue wedding {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

blue and yellow centerpieceYellow & blue centerpieces {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

Jamie Zanotti 066Yellow details {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

Altar wedding flowersLarge ceremony flower arrangements {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

Daisy pew flowersYellow & white daisy pew decorations {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

tropical hotel flowersTropical arrangements of oncidium orchids, pincushion protea and bromeliad blossoms

modern flowers

Yellow calla lilies

WED106 Curly Gerb Bout popupYellow mini gerb boutonniere

Daisy Bouquet  Daisy wedding bouquet