15 February 2012

The Weekly Wedding Fix #3

Its time for the weekly takeover from Sugar and Spice for the Weekly Wedding Fix.
Last week I was asked for some help with finding the right bridesmaid dress for a purple themed wedding so I thought it would be the perfect time to do a purple themed mood board.

1. This dress by Benjamin Roberts is a feminine choice. In my personal opinion, a lighter shade of purple is more fitting than a dark shade for a wedding as it is fresher and more romantic. This lace dress really suits a light theme as it is very soft and dainty.

2. Rather than going over the top with purple table clothes at the wedding reception, a more gentle way to bring the theme to the table is with the use of crockery either with a purple pattern, like in the image above, or alternatively you could use purple glasses or purple charger plates. (I'm very sorry but I forgot to save the source of this image, if you know where it is from then let me know, thanks!)

3. It can prove difficult to match bridesmaid shoes to the colour of their dresses so why not opt for shoes in a complementary colour? I love the look of gold shoes with a purple dress. Similarly silver or nude shoes would look just as charming.

4. Purple is a fairly difficult colour to wear, but the rule is that the darker the shade of the dress, the better it would suit a darker complexion. Those with fair skin should wear a light dress if possible or if you have your heart set on a darker tone then maybe you could treat your bridesmaids to a spray tan to give their complexion a sun-kissed glow that would work well with a darker dress. Purple dresses also work best in shorter lengths so keep your eye out for a knee length number.

5. How cute are these little purple chocolate lollipops? They are the perfect token gift to your guests and could also double up as place settings with a label affixed to their stick.

6. Purple bouquets can be stunning. I think they are at their best when left looking a little wild. Building in several different varieties of flower as well as a selection of shades can work well if assembled in a wild way. It is also a good idea to break the colour up with white flowers and greenery.

7. A purple wedding cake would most likely look a little over kill, especially at an elegant wedding, so instead, a good choice would to be to opt for a white cake and then decorate this with touches of your chosen shade. This could be done with ribbon or, like above, using purple flowers matching the floral arrangements.

8. There is a lot of scope with a purple wedding theme to develop a gorgeous looking and tasting feature cocktail. Purple Rain is a classic cocktail that tastes great and has a fantastic flavour. You may want to consider the risk involved reguarding stained clothes at the hands of a spillage however!

Well there we have it for this week. I hope I have given you some inspiration for your beautiful, purple themed wedding. If you have any advice for other readers then please comment, I'd love to hear from you :)

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Annie x

1 comment:

  1. You're an angel :)

    Lovely post - as usual - and I love the purple bridesmaid dress and the gold shoes, nice touch.

    You're going to be an amazing wedding planner!

    Lola ..x