Love it or loathe it – this purple is an attention seeker!

Combine with different shades of lighter purples and magnolia and touches of green

– With soft yellow and grey green, burgundy and charcoal

– With royal blue, navy blue and lavender blue

– With deep teal and pearly grey

– With white, pale mauve and touches of hot pink

– With pale pink and silver grey

– With sage green and touches of deep red

– With magenta and wine colours and charcoal grey

With wine colours and plummy brown

– With saffron, caramel and touches of sage green

– Silver, pewter, crystals, marquesites, platinum,

– Flowers could include pure white flowers of any sort, larkspur, delphiniums, Queen Anne’s lace, sea holly, limonium, violets, dark red leaves, grey succulents, pansies, irises, dark purple lilies, lilacs, hydrangeas

– A champagne coloured wedding dress caught at the waist with an intricate amethyst and wine coloured crystal brooch, bouquets of purple, caramel. champagne and green orchids, pick up the green in the maids dresses with purple shoes for all, black suits for the men

– Magnolia tablecloths, purple napkins, champagne coloured plates, purple wine glasses, twigs, shells purple interiors, pearly finishes on dishes, cutlery handles,

– Hanging from the ceiling above each table, a flower arrangement incorporating the flowers used in your bouquets, on the tables purple candles of different hues, tiny purple and green boutonniere sized arrangements around each napkin

– Lots of glass to add light and sparkle – in plates, glasses, vases, candelabras, chandeliers, crystal drops looped amongst flowers, around lights, amongst the table decorations, mirrored tabletops

– Lanterns hung in groups – metal, paper, glass, hung amongst the spring blossoms of a wisteria covered pergola, or on the branches of a jacaranda tree

– Groups of paper flowers either in pure white, or in your bouquet colours. Hung from the ceiling, surrounding an archway, at each place setting, or even as your bouquet.

– And last but definitely not least – base your wedding theme on violets or pansies – tiny vases of them everywhere you can cram them, tucked into your bouquet, as fresh fragrant favours for your female guests, sugared violets on your cake, cupcakes or decorating your dessert

Placecard from Brides, Sergio Rossi Chi Chi pump from Neimen Marcus, hair flower from Triple7Custom on Etsy, ribbon from Pink Frosting.