Pretty Purple Wedding Ideas for a Bold & Vibrant Celebration

From boutonnieres and bouquets to lighting and linens, discover inspirational purple décor.

One of the most popular wedding hues that we see for brides all across the country is the color purple. From rich shades of eggplant, to lighter shades of violet or lavender, the color purple instantly adds an air of elegance, style, and regality to your event. There's no wonder Pantone named "Radiant Orchid" the Color of the Year in 2014, the hue radiates beauty, from design and décor to fashion and florals.

Bold brides will love making purple the primary hue in their wedding color palette, while couples who desire just a hint of purple can incorporate the royal shade into invitations, bouquets, or even bridesmaid gowns. Violet lighting will cast a vibrant glow on your reception design, and lavender uplighting on an all-white chuppah at your ceremony will create a romantic space for the vow exchange.

We've gathered some of our favorite images from weddings with purple color palettes below to give you 30 ways to use the color purple in your wedding design and décor. Want more ideas? View our Purple Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest!

1. Wedding Bouquet
Purple wedding bouquet
Photo by Callaway Gable; Floral design by The Hidden Garden; Consulting by Sterling Engagements

2. Bridesmaid Bouquets
Purple bridesmaid dress and purple bouquet
Photo by Jason and Rebecca Walker for Ira Lippke Studios; Bridesmaid attire by Monique Lhuillier; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

3. Boutonnieres
Light purple wedding boutonniere
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Consulting by Sterling Engagements

4. Groom's Tie
Purple tie for groom at wedding
Photo by Sarah & Ben

5. Wedding Shoes
Purple wedding shoe peep toe pumps
Photo by Walters & Walters

6. Groomsmen's Socks
Purple and black argyle socks for groomsmen
Photo by Maria Angela Photography

7. Wedding Invitations
Purple wedding invitations
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Consulting by Jordan Payne Events

8. Ceremony Décor
Purple wedding ceremony with ribbon
Photo by Callaway Gable; Floral design by The Hidden Garden; Consulting by Sterling Engagements

9. Ceremony Lighting
Purple ceremony ballroom lighting in Chicago
Photo by KingenSmith

10. Flower Aisle Runner
Purple flowers along outdoor ceremony aisle
Photo by Dalal Photography; Aisle runner by The Original Runner Company; Consulting by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

11. Ceremony Arch
Purple flower arch at ceremony
Photo by Dalal Photography

12. Mother of Bride Dress
Purple mother of bride dress
Photo by Ira Lippke Studios

13. Escort Card Table
Purple flowers on escort card display
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.; Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

14. Escort Cards
Purple escort cards Brandon Mebane wedding
Photo by Callaway Gable; Floral design by The Hidden Garden; Consulting by Sterling Engagements

15. Seating Chart
Purple flower on mirror seating chart
Photo by Lauren Ross Photography & Nancy Cohn Photography; Calligraphy by Lehr and Black; Venue: The Breakers

16. Lavender Linens
Lavender light purple wedding table
Photo by Full Spectrum Photography

17. Deep Purple Linens
Dark purple linens on wedding tables
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Consulting by Sterling Engagements

18. Fine China
Purple and white wedding china
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Consulting by Jordan Payne Events

19. Dinner Napkins
Purple napkins at wedding reception
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

20. Floral Chandelier
Purple reception with flower chandelier
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography

21. Menu
Purple sequin tablecloth and menu
Photo by Full Spectrum Photography

22. Reception Centerpieces
Small purple wedding centerpiece
Photo by Turn Loose the Art

23. Embroidered Linens
Embroidered purple wedding linens
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

24. Reception Chairs
Purple round back clear wedding chairs
Photo by Jason and Rebecca Walker for Ira Lippke Studios; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

25. Glassware
Purple wine glasses glassware and goblets
Photo by MBV Photography

26. Reception Lighting
Purple lighting at Texas wedding reception
Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Consulting by Ann Whittington, Event Planner

27. Wedding Lounge
Purple and white outdoor wedding lounge area
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

28. Wedding Cake
Purple sugar flower wedding cake
Photo by Ira Lippke Studios

29. Dessert Table
Purple glitter dulce amor sweets table
Photo by Embrace Life Photography; Consulting by Bluebell Events

30. After-Party
Purple Shaun T after party wedding decor
Photo by Turn Loose the Art

Authored by: Kelcy Christy