Every year, the colour creatives at Pantone announce the Pantone Colour of the Year and for 2018, it’s Ultra Violet. This bold blue-based purple shade is ‘inventive and imaginative’ and perfect for weddings. If you’re looking for a truly on-trend purple wedding theme then Ultra Violet is the shade for you.
Your Ultra Violet wedding day look
Every couple wants to totally nail their wedding day look so brides, grooms, bridesmaids and groomsmen all need to look their absolute best. Here’s how to work your purple wedding theme into your wedding day look.
If you feel that a full-on ultra-violet suit might be too much to pull off, how about a coloured tie instead?
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Short bridesmaid dresses with stylish peplum details make a real statement and are great all year round.
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Coloured shoes are a bride’s favourite accessories and they really let you include your colour in your look whilst still wearing a gorgeous, traditionally coloured gown.
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Longer bridesmaid gowns also look fabulous in ultra violet. The lace bodice is a great style statement.
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A coloured cravat and waistcoat gives a really traditional yet sophisticated look to your wedding.
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Flowers, cakes and more
Flowers, cakes and edible extras all help to bring your day to life. We love mixing Ultra Violet with other shades here for an interesting and balanced look.
A hand-tied bouquet full of seasonal blooms is perfect for a rustic, countryside or spring/summer celebration.
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Orchids are all about the Ultra Violet! They make perfection buttonholes and table decorations.
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Your flowers don’t just have to be purple – mix in lots of other shades for a wilder look and up the ultra violet levels with a coloured table runner.
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Even the succulents are getting in on the coloured trend – pick out purple varieties to work with your wedding theme.
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Tulips could well be the most perfect flower for 2018! The bold purple against the fresh green is an absolute winner!
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A multi-layered ombre wedding cake is the perfect showstopper for your big day and your guests will love it too.
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Suspended florals are super popular right now so include plenty of these in your day too.
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Decorations and details
It’s all in the detail so bring lots of Ultra Violet details into your day for extra colour.
These agate calligraphy place makers couldn’t be more on-trend if they tried! Place them on softly folded napkins for contrast.
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Watercolour is still going to be big news in 2018 so bring in your chosen colour with these pretty table numbers.
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Coloured glasses really make your tables pop and they look great against crisp white linen.
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Ceremony backdrops are arches are one of our favourite things right now. This romantic backdrop has added ultra violet – perfect for 2018!
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Collect up lots of coloured bottles and use them as vases right throughout your venue.
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Sequins, candles AND ultra violet details?! How perfect would this look be for a gorgeous winter wedding?
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When it comes to wedding stationery, ultra violet floral motifs are perfect for romantic country weddings.
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We’re never going to fall out of love with big balloons – use them to line your aisle or for ace photo props.
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If you’re smitten with the though of a purple wedding theme, take a look at these stunning purple wedding shoes.