Choosing the colours for your wedding ceremony and reception decor is an important creative decision. Vivid shades of purple and turquoise will make the wedding floral arrangements and chair accents especially appealing for your upbeat spring or summer wedding, but you can also choose more subdued variations of the colours for a classy and elegant affair.
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Send your guest wedding invites featuring the two main colours that are part of the reception or ceremony decor; for instance, choose turquoise stock paper with a dark purple border. Select a metallic font in a silver or platinum colour that will stand out against the turquoise, and house the invitations in violet envelopes. Or, print your invitation details (time, place, date and address of the wedding) in turquoise font on lilac or lavender-coloured invitation paper. Select envelope seals in the same shade as the font, and place the wedding invitations in pastel purple envelopes.
Bridal Party Attire
Adorn the members of the bridal party with variations of purple and turquoise accessories for the wedding. Purchase aubergine bow ties and pocket squares for the groomsmen if the groom is wearing deep turquoise accents with his tuxedo, or vice versa. Ask your bridesmaids to send you information on their skin tones along with their measurements before you order the dresses. Women with warm colouring undertones will look best in purple dresses, while turquoise dresses are ideal for those with cool undertones. Dress the flower girls in pastel purple dresses with deep turquoise satin waist bands, and give each little girl a wreath of purple or turquoise synthetic flowers to wear in her hair.
Adorn the wedding ceremony site with an arch made of real or synthetic purple roses at the end of the aisle, or purchase large flower arrangements of synthetic turquoise sunflowers and purple tulips for each end of the aisle runner. Give the bridesmaids with purple dresses a small bouquet of blue flowers to carry down the aisle, and present the women in turquoise a group of lavender blooms or purple orchids as a bouquet. For the reception, mix the two main wedding colours by housing fragrant lavender flowers in a bright turquoise vase for the centre of each table, and sprinkle the table with synthetic turquoise flower petals. Or, reverse the colours by placing light blue or near-turquoise daisies in a violet vase, and adorn the rest of the table with lilac petals.
Table Accents and Additional Decor
Feature the main wedding colours on the table by placing long satin strips of satin in aubergine or deep turquoise in the centre of reception tables with white cloths. This strip of colour will complement the flower arrangements well, or you can fill large glass vases with small purple or turquoise glass stones to match the colour of the table accent fabric. Include decorative columns in the reception hall wrapped in turquoise or purple ribbon, or order a collection of Mylar balloons in your wedding colours in the shape of wedding cakes or flowers.
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