Deep Purple & Silver Wedding Ideas

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Deep Purple & Silver Wedding Ideas
Deep purple and silver work harmoniously together. (Liz Gregg/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Together, deep purple and silver create one of the most aristocratic colour combinations. Deep purple has been associated with royalty for generations, and looks dignified and romantic at the same time. Silver adds a subtle, elegant sheen and helps balance the darkness of deep purple. For your wedding ceremony, deep purple and silver work in harmony to highlight the romance and grandeur of your special day.

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Wearing a deep purple evening gown in lieu of a wedding dress is a striking idea for a non-traditional wedding ceremony. Accent a classic white bridal gown with a deep purple shawl and shoes, or amethyst and silver jewellery. For your bridesmaids, consider deep purple gowns: With options ranging from pansy to eggplant, there are flattering shades for every skin tone. Silver bridesmaid gowns look edgy and elegant, especially accented with bouquets of deep purple flowers such as gladioli or irises.

Deep Purple & Silver Wedding Ideas
Try a purple bridesmaid dress and silver mother-of-the-bride gown. (George Doyle/Valueline/Getty Images)


Your reception and ceremony decor should reflect your deep purple and silver theme. For a dramatic look, use a wash of purple lighting at key points. For a more formal look, use varying shades of deep purple for curtains, napkins and tablecloths, accented by gleaming silverware and silver napkin rings. Decorate guests' seats with purple and silver bows or pew markers. For a romantic glow, arrange dark purple votive candles inside wine glasses with silver trim.


Purple flowers are abundant, offering plenty of options to suit your tastes and specific wedding season. Irises, gladioli, tulips, orchids, lisianthus and scilla autumnalis all grow in varying shades of deep, rich purple. Pair a monochromatic purple floral arrangement with a white bridal gown or against a white tablecloth, especially suitable for a dramatic fall wedding. For a sweet spring look, mix in a few lighter shades of purple. Use silver sprays, jewels or other accents, providing texture and shine to your all-purple arrangement.

Deep Purple & Silver Wedding Ideas
Purple roses are both traditional and unexpected. (Jupiterimages/ Images)


Paying attention to details will bring your deep purple and silver colour scheme to life. Wrap your wedding favours in dark purple tulle with silver metallic ribbons, or in silver gift bags with stylish dark purple ribbons. For the wedding cake, use deep purple stencilling against a white fondant background, accented with delicate silver dragées. When you and your partner leave the ceremony, arrange to have your guests throw dark purple flower petals in lieu of rice.

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