Brides everywhere wait with bated breath for the unveiling of the Pantone Colour of the Year. Recently it was announced that the colour titled Ultra Violet is our girl for 2018. This beauty is a rich shade of purple. Pantone describes the colour as “dramatically provocative and thoughtful.” We are excited to help you bring this shade into your wedding details, even if you don’t want your whole day to revolve around it. Little hints of this luxurious hue here and there will go a long way. If you are in love with this new shade, pair it up with gold or green if you want to build your whole vision around it.
The bouquet: Adding deep violet blooms to your bouquet can bring a refreshing and lovely feel to your overall look. Flowers we love for this are iris, orchids, lilacs and cornflowers.
The boys: This great accent color will make any groom and his guys stand out. Since socks are the favourite accessory of the minute, find a patterned or solid pair in purple. Pocket squares are also something to consider when looking to add a pop of colour. The hot trend predicted for the year is purple tuxes.
The dress: The perfect fit is to get your girls into different hues of this beautiful colour. This is always a stunning choice. If you are wanting to incorporate the Ultra Violet look into your wedding dress, the obvious choice is by adding a cute belt. For those who are daring, look into a dress that is made entirely of this colour, or dye yours.
The hair: Stunning hair pieces are in right now. Lots of brides are forgoing the veil and are opting for birdcages and bling for their hair accent. Blend this purple hue into yours to be on point this wedding season. Something else trendy to consider is adding purple highlights to your tresses. Your wedding day ‘do will be a lot more fun with them.
The details: You can place this Ultra Violet colour anywhere in your wedding day and it will look gorgeous. From the ribbon on your bouquet to the menu cards on the tables, you can’t go wrong. Ideas to think about are purple glass (think sea glass) bottles to use in your centrepieces, get your wedding shoes in this tone, or print your reception itinerary on purple paper. Want to bring other natural elements into the mix? Think about using deep purple grapes or eggplant in the decor.
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