Multi-Color Purple, Teal and Navy Wedding Reception

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indian lotus place cards teal

Becky chose our Indian lotus design for her wedding table numbers, programs and place cards, knowing only one thing. They were going to be purple and ivory.

“I am a history teacher and for a few years I have been fascinated with and have read a lot about British royal history, especially King Henry VIII and his six wives,” Becky says. “Purple was reserved only for royalty, and so I think it’s a very special color.”

But then what? Becky was concerned that with her purple favor bags and other purple wedding items she was going to have purple overload.

Lotus table number teal purple flowers

{Designer Secret} To make a color palette less monotonous or overwhelming, expand it! Include different variations of the same color and even feel free to introduce different colors. This keeps things interesting, but still tied together. If you are more adventurous with color, try applying a mix and match style across your stationery. This makes everything relate to each other without being too much the same.

“I always knew that I wanted purple, but I wasn’t sure what I should match it with,” Becky says. “At one point I was thinking of yellow and purple, but that didn’t feel right to me. Then, I was thinking about cream and purple, but I wanted some more pizazz and interesting color choices.”

purple lotus flower wedding program cover

purple lotus flower wedding program inside

We expanded Becky’s color palette, adding in lavender and plum shades to the lotus print and teal and dark blue as additional colors. We even did her table number and place card backers in different colors. It worked well for someone who loves color and is from a creative family.

“Doug and I do not come from “matchy matchy” families and in fact, my dad and Doug’s mom are artists, so we love color and are not afraid to mix and match!” says Becky.

“My bouquet of silk flowers is antique pink roses and my bridesmaid’s bouquets are silk purple hydrangeas. Doug and his groomsmen are going to wear cream colored suits and Doug’s button-down shirt will be pastel purple. My bridesmaids are going to wear black and white dresses that they chose themselves and our moms are both wearing multi-colored dresses.”


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