I can’t think of a better to start the new month off than with a reader request! This purple wedding inspiration board was created for Kimberly who is getting married in North Carolina next spring at the gorgeously rustic Crest Pavilion.
From Kimberly: ” We are having our wedding in North Carolina where my fiance is from, but it’s really important to include Texas and general Southern elements. We live in Texas now, and I was born and raised here. I am drawing my color inspiration from the Texas sunsets that my fiance and I love – think dark purples, oranges, yellows, splashes of pink.
I’d like for my bridesmaids to wear shades of purple, but it’s a late spring wedding, so it can’t be too fall-like. We’re going for a Southern charm/chic rustic feel. I’d like to incorporate some mason jars in the centerpieces and maybe burlap table runners for a rustic feel.”
Kimberly basically did all the hard work for me! Using a Texas sunset as your color inspiration is absolute perfection. The important thing with this color palette is that you don’t stick with solid shades of each color. Take each of them and make sure you use the whole family – like purple, lilac, lavender, light purple, dark purple etc. This gives it the fading sunset feeling that you’re going for. With regards to adding red – this could make the look go a little autumn-like, but using it as an accent or pop color like the burlap heart in this inspiration board would be lovely.
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Congratulation to Kimberly on your engagement & brides-to-be: don’t forget that you can request your own inspiration board here!
photo credits: bridesmaids via Inspired By This, photographed by Iris and Light // invitations and sweet tea via Southern Weddings, photographed by Eric Kelley Photography, invitations designed by Slideshow Press, calligraphy by If So Inklined // place setting – unknown // floral centerpiece via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Trent Bailey, designed by Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design // burlap heart from Mountainside Bride, photographed by Step Into The Limelight // bouquet from Cloth of Gold Floral Artistry, photographed by Mandy Photo.