At the end of last year Pantone announced their new Colour of the Year. Following the popularity of Greenery last year and all things fresh and natural, the choice for 2018 is a slightly more vibrant Ultra Violet! A bright and bold shade of purple that adds a pop of colour to any décor, we are really excited to see how this hue is used at weddings here and if it proves as popular as last year’s gorgeous greens.
Described as a provocative and thoughtful purple shade that embodies individuality and spirituality, Ultra Violet is also thought to allude to the mysteries of the cosmos and the unknown!
To help give inspiration to any brides considering an exuberant Ultra Violet wedding, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite past weddings that use similar shades of violet, purple and lilac.
In our beautiful rustic barns, nothing suits the dreamy backdrop more than a colour pop. There’s so many ways our couples can add a splash of colour to their theme, from uplighters to fabulous flowers, cakes, wedding favours and much more.
There are a plethora of purple blooms that you could choose for bouquets and displays, just think roses, iris, allium, anemone, cosmos, aster, hydrangea…the list goes on. One of our personal floral favourites for weddings is the inclusion of lavender, not only bringing a subtle tone of ultra violet magic to the day but it also has the most fantastic fragrant scent.
The personal touches
Many of our couples like to bring personal homemade touches, such as ribbon tied vases, bunting or paper lanterns to hang from the beams; this is always a great way to add another layer of colour to the venue.
Usher accessories such as ties, cravats, pocket squares or even socks are a good way to add a splash of purple to the proceedings and we’ve seen some very funky waistcoat linings in the past to add a subtle glimpse of colour and fun. With bridesmaid dresses you could create variety with different tones of purples and coordinating blooms, we also love a coloured sash on the bride’s dress to tie the whole theme together.
The pièce de résistance for any potential purple wedding has to be the cake. We are picturing purple geode cakes, lavender icing, piles of purple macarons, a Cadbury’s purple creation or a more subtle purple floral and fruit display on the ever-popular naked cake.
We think Ultra Violet is an exciting choice for this year’s Pantone and we can’t wait to see how the trend weaves its way into our weddings during 2018.