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A Touch of Purple | For Brides Series | Maison’s Wedding Inspiration.

May 4, 2015

A big huge “YAY!!” for today’s post : ) As you have probably guessed by now, I love weddings. The thing I love most about them is the getting married part–the-forever-companion-grow-old-together part–but I also love the thought + details that go into the day!! I am a very detail-oriented person (I think?), so the details on my own wedding day were very important to me, well-thought out, + crafted with intention. Many of them meant something very special to me!! This is one of the many reasons I LOVE shooting details on the wedding day. The details of each day are what help tell the story of the couple + their history, as well as what makes the day truly unique + reflective of the bride + groom being celebrated!!!

Since I love wedding details so much, I often find myself browsing + “pinning” various wedding day details, just because I love them! Even though my wedding day is over, I still love doing this on a regular basis : ) The other week, I had a thought to myself–my gosh, I could take this little hobby of mine + SHARE IT with current or future brides who read our blog!! I could compile my own, personal bridal inspiration boards for them to look at + tweak to fit the vision of their own day!! YAY! Hobby turned job ; )

So today is the “premiere” of Maison’s Wedding Inspiration Boards!! Since purple is my favorite color, I thought I would start with it : ) Brides who are currently planning days with accents of plum, lavender, or any other shade of purple, it’s your lucky day!!

1. Bridesmaid Dresses

Easy-peasy way to incorporate your wedding colors! In the image below, I love the different shades of purple, as well as the different cuts flattering to each particular bridesmaid, + that they are floor length! (My personal fave) : )


2. Stationery

Whether your stationery is feminine + romantic, or bold + fun, adding a pop of your signature color is a great way to incorporate it right from the get-go!

Images via here, here, + here.


3. Shoes

A subtle lavender heel is always a great option!!

Images via here + here

4. Flowers

Probably the easiest way to incorporate your signature colors. From table centerpieces, to the bridal bouquet, to the boutonnieres, I love all of the purple accents in these arrangements!

Images via here, here, + here


4. Ceremony Décor 

Whether it’s flowers lining the aisle or on the alter, a romantic backdrop, or perhaps candles up in front, a pop of your color is a nice personal touch to the ceremony space!

Images via here + here

4. Escort Cards

I love the way the brides in all of the below images used creative ways to create dreamy purple escort cards for their guests!

Images via here, here, + here.


5. Reception Décor

Another great spot to include your color–from table cloths or runners, to chargers, menu cards, or vases–such beautiful purple touches!!

Images via here, here, + here


6. Think Outside the Box

What other ways can you incorporate your wedding color into your day in a subtle + tasteful way? In the images below, I’m suggesting in your cocktails!! Or even just the straws!! Beautiful drinks + another touch of purple!!

Images via here, here, + here

For Brides

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