purple – the new pink?

Get purple by mixing red and blue (or starting a fight, dipping your hands into food coloring, bathing in blackberries, or chewing too much gum in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory). The actual color of  Tyrian purple, the original color purple from which the name purple is derived, is the color of a dye extracted from a mollusk found on the shores of the city of Tyre in ancient Phoenicia (present day Lebanon) that in classical antiquity became a symbol of royalty because only the very wealthy could afford it. Because of that, Tyrian purple was also called imperial purple.

Cute and customizable purple invitation suites available from Wedding Paper Divas.


This super cute inspiration shoot was featured on Ruffled, styled by Honeydew Events, and photographed by Stephanie Yonce.

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About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. The purple cake looks delish!

  2. Heather says

    Will you please tell me where you get the bridal invitation on this page? It would be perfect for my shower. Thank you, Heather