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

Monochromatic Wedding Flowers

Monochromatic bouquets make a big impact. A recent wedding of the son of one of our employees employed monochromatic bridesmaids bouquets and boutonnieres while the bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere combined all 3 colors.

IMG_1696The yellow bouquet included sunflowers, freesia, roses, craspedia (billy balls), alstromeria and solid aster.

The pink bridesmaid bouquet included gerbera daisies, roses, dahlias, spray roses and sweet william.

The purple bridesmaid bouquet included stock, roses, kale, lavender, alstromeria, lavender, hydrangea and carnations.

sunflower bridesmaids bouquet pink gerbera daisy bridesmaid bouquet purple roses, hydrangea and lavender

colorful wedding flowers groom boutonniere

freesia boutonniere pink rose boutonniere alstromeria and lavender boutonniere wedding centerpiece

Hyerstay Wedding

This stunning wedding from last April was fun to do and I was so pleased with the final result. These photos from Wendy Gregory Photography highlight some of my favorite images captured from the day. The bride, Liz, utilized flowers and decor to create a stunning backdrop for the ceremony from a space that was otherwise dark and bare. Shimmering candles, mercury glass and fluffy white hydrangeas made a spectacular setting.

Liz’s bridal bouquet was  a mixture of hydrangea, freesia, coral David Austin roses, ranunculus and lots of rhinestones. Her bridesmaids carried bouquets that were color grouped with purple, coral and green. The coral gerondo gerberas added fun texture and were just the right shade! At the reception (40 tables!!) Liz purchased bulk hydrangeas and vases and submerged single white hydrangea blossoms in large cylinders for a simple and elegant DIY centerpiece.