Check out this months article here written for the Shore Bride Magazine Online.
The popular wedding color choice for 2011 is purple. In its various shades it has been well-known through the ages: as referenced in a book (The Color Purple), a vegetable (eggplant), jewelry (amethyst), a girl’s name (Violet), a multi-purpose household herb (lavender), and even a classic rock band (Deep Purple). The beauty of this color is that it not only creates a sense of well being, it also comes in such a large range of shades. With the deep strength of eggplant to the soft touch of lavender, the complimentary shades of apple green, chocolate and platinum that are trendy this year really makes an unforgettable statement. One suggested color combination fondly known as peacock feathers (purple, turquoise and lime green) are greatly enhanced with a chocolate accent.
While some wedding colors sometimes present a problem with finding flowers to match, purple definitely has some options. There are dark purple calla lilies, lavender roses, hydrangeas, asters, irises, tulips, lilacs and even the herb lavender (though heavily scented). Not to mention the flowers that can be added in your accent colors. In fact, the only problem may be narrowing down all the choices!
Linens are another great way to add your colors to your wedding. This year’s new hot linen and sash is the accordion crinkle taffeta for a unique elegant look. Linens are a great way to add color in just the right amounts to make your color and décor flow throughout your event. All your linen options of floor length linens, overlays, runners, chair covers and sashes can be done in different combinations, so be sure to sit down with your linen company and play around to get the perfect one for your event.
It truly is no surprise that purple is “the” color this year, and the aim is to give these hues a future with a fresh new look . . . in a sense, not unlike marriage: the progression of a relationship into two lives starting a fresh new life together.