Laurie Pressman, vice-president of the Pantone Colour Institute, said: “The Pantone colour of the year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.”
The perfect colour for a Summer wedding? Ultra Violet is a deep, blue-based purple—darker than lavender, cooler than plum, but brighter than eggplant—with cosmic undertones to evoke “originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future."
So how exactly do you incorporate this striking, regal shade of violet into your wedding day? You could think big, bold and monochromatic—or, if you can't quite commit, sprinkle hints of Ultra Violet throughout your day to add depth and energy to anything from cake embellishments to flower girl dresses. Here, some of our favourite ways to dress up Ultra Violet for your wedding.
Ultra Violet for Wedding Flowers
Introduce a pop of ultra violet to your wedding bouquet and soften with other complimentary shades such as lavender, mauve, pink, whites and greenery. Purple flowers in a range of toning colours will achieve this look
Use floral adhesive to attach small artificial flowers of your choice that reflect your wedding theme. Flowers can look particularly eye catching set on clean white cards with a modern style hand calligraphy. Consider adding iridescent sparkle to capture the cosmic vibe of ultra violet.
Save the date, order of service, place cards and menus can all be co-ordinated with matching or co-ordinating artificial flowers to give a provocative nudge to the proceedings and give your guests a hint of things to come.
A novel idea for an alternative to place cards is to write the guests' names in white or metallic marker pen on an individual flower such as a purple anemone and place it on the table, plate or napkin OR why not add a sprig of lavender to the napkin to enhance the place setting.
For simple floral table decorations you could decorate the outside of small glass jars with artificial lavender and fill them with flickering candles.
Simply wrap an elastic band around your chosen glassware, thread stems of lavender, that have been cut to length, between the elastic and the glass until full and conceal the elastic with ribbon or string and hey presto!
These mismatching knee length dresses look a treat and will certainly add a pop of on trend colour to your special day!
The most important decision, of course, the wedding dress! Ultra violet embellished wedding gowns are simply enchanting -
and if you are a lover of the colour purple a romantic, elegant and ever-so-slightly regal wedding dress touched with ultra violet will be sure to set you apart from
others and will allow you to 'play' with all the other accessories to embody the feel of Ultra Violet.
....... and don't forget the men! Bow ties and pocket squares in Pantone's ultra violet will look great with crisp white shirts and classic grey suits or waistcoats. Mix and match works well here too! As long as the groom and his groomsmen are wearing the same style of jacket or waistcoat the colours can be different hues of the same colour.
But the fun needn't stop there! What about boughs and garlands of purple artificial flowers for the tables or quirky arrangements to welcome the guests to the venue. Use artificial flowers and little imagination to decorate welcome signs and entrances, marquees and barns. The only limits to this cosmic theme is your imagination ♥