Planning a wedding and looking for wedding colour ideas? Ultra-violet, the blue-purple shade that has been named the official colour of the year, might be what you’re looking for.
The mystical hue, which conveys ingenuity, originality, and creativity, might not be the first colour people typically think of for weddings. But at a closer look, ultraviolet is perfect for adding depth and vibrancy to anything from wedding stationery to cake decorations. Unlike the romantic lavender shades and pastel themed weddings of past seasons, ultraviolet offers a fresh, modern update for weddings in 2018. Scroll down for some wedding inspiration and ideas on how to incorporate this on-trend shade to your big day:
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Because ultra violet is such an intense colour, a small dose of it goes a long way. We suggest applying this colour to some details, such as the glassware, escort cards, menus, and cutlery, for a touch of cosmic stardust!
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There are so many purple flowers for you to choose from, that the addition of a touch of ultra violet to your bouquet requires minimum effort, yet offers maximum impact. For boutonnieres, you can use a single or multiple flower boutonnieres and place it on the groomsmen’s’ suit lapel.
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Dresses + suits:
Think ultra violet or purple shoes, bridesmaid dresses, and pocket squares to stick to the theme. If you want something more understated for your bridesmaids, go for mismatched dresses for a mix of purple shades.
Wedding Stationery + Souvenirs:
Add a touch of Ultra Violet to your wedding invitations, either via the envelope or envelope liners, or the ink colour of your text. Let your guests take home some of the magic of ultra violet through custom guest favours. Take cues from the photos below:
Food + Cake:
Whether you choose ultraviolet icing on the cake or purple flowers to decorate the cake, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the shade to your catering. You can also think about serving already purple foods or drinks, such as lavender tea, or gifting lavender infused soaps as favours.