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Planning a Lavender Color Wedding Theme

 

Close up shot of wine glasses lined up on a wedding table with lavender stems sticking out of themPhoto: Elizabeth Nord

Lavender is one of those colors that always looks soft and romantic. This pale shade of purple is super flattering, incredibly versatile, and great as a wedding color!

As far as wedding color ideas go, we might even say it’s perfect.  

Lavender and yellow are a stunning combo for a spring wedding. A lavender and navy blue combo is ideal for a fall wedding. Lavender and grey or lavender and green look incredible at any time of year!

If you’re considering having a lavender color scheme on your big day, there are endless ways to pull it off.

From dresses to flowers to decorations, here’s some wedding inspiration in various shades of light purple. With these lavender wedding ideas in mind, you'll be on your way to planning the perfect wedding! 

Lavender Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaid in white dress posing with four bridesmaids in lavender dressesPhoto: Bella Tampa / Maharani Weddings

This is one of those colors that flatters every skin tone, so lavender bridesmaid dresses are always a good choice. 

Many designers offer various shades of purple in their collections, including lavender, lilac, and deeper purple tones. And you don’t have to settle on one shade — you can have a lot of fun creating a mixed-and-matched bridal party by dressing your girls in different colors and looks.

If you’re considering doing some mixing and matching, there are tons of great color combos that involve lavender (more on that below).

As for your groomsmen attire, you’ll have endless color options. Lavender dresses pair just as well with black tuxedos as they do with suits in grey, blue, brown, and tan.

Once you order your bridesmaid dresses, match the color to a Pantone swatch. Then be sure to give that exact shade to your wedding planner and various vendors so they can make a perfect match!

Check out our full collection!

 

Lavender Wedding Flowers

Close up shot of a dog laying in the grass wearing a crown of lavender flowersPhoto: @LivingThatGoldenLife

Lavender isn’t just a color — it’s actually a flower, as is lilac. So if you choose lavender or lilac as your wedding color, be sure to include those flowers in your bridal bouquet!

You can create a stunning wedding bouquet with a combo of lavender, lilac, purple orchids, purple peonies, and fresh greenery.

No matter what color dresses you choose for your bridesmaids, lavender bouquets always look fresh and lush. You can also add lavender blooms to boutonnieres for your groomsmen and centerpieces for your wedding tables!

Lavender Invitations

Wedding invitation suite in various shades of white and lavenderPhoto: Heather Waraksa

When you order your wedding invitations and other wedding stationery (such as save-the-dates, programs, and thank you cards), be sure to include some lavender accents. This can be in the form of colorful purple text or actual flower embellishments. 

Having a spring wedding or a garden party? Print a border of lavender flowers around your invitations to give your guests a sneak peek into the theme of your big day! 

Lavender Favors

Lavender blankets wrapped up and tied waiting out for wedding guests. There's a sign above them that says, "Snuggle Up"Photo: Sabine Scherer

Wedding planning can get a bit hectic, but it’s easier if you focus on your guests having a great time. So don’t forget about the little things, like wedding favors for your friends and family.

Lavender is more than just a popular color and flower. It’s also a scent, so we love the idea of gifting lavender candles as wedding favors.

But the options don’t end there. There are lots of other ways to incorporate lavender accents into your wedding décor.

Having a signature cocktail at your wedding reception? Garnish each drink with a lavender sprig for added style and a nice aroma. 

If you’re having your wedding reception outdoors where it might be chilly, you might even want to give your guests a lavender wrap to keep warm! 

Lavender Desserts

A spread of white, pink, and lavender-frosted cookies. One of the cookies says, "Bella Bridesmaids" in purple and pink frosting on a white cookie.Photo: Bella DC

Maybe it’s just us, but we think the look and layout of a dessert table is one of the most important aspects of any wedding reception. 

And that’s one more reason that we’re in love with lavender this year. This is one of those pretty pastel hues that lends itself perfectly to desserts.

Think cupcakes decorated with lavender frosting. Picture a wedding cake decorated with purple watercolors. Imagine the beauty of a dessert table draped in a lavender tablecloth and piled high with cookies, cakes, and sweets.

Related: 5 Wedding Cake Styles to Consider for Your Wedding  

Lavender Wedding Palettes

If you’re planning on wearing a white wedding dress, there are endless color combinations you can choose for your wedding color scheme. But a lavender combo is one of the best choices of all.

Here are a few palettes we’re really into at the moment:

Lavender, Dusty Blue, and Indigo

Bride in white dress posing between two bridesmaids in lavender dresses, one in a navy blue dress, and one in a light blue dressPhoto: Bella Indy / Nathaniel Edmunds

Shades of purple, dusty blue, and dark blue pair effortlessly, making it a gorgeous combo all year round.

A lavender and blue wedding palette works just as well for a summer wedding as it does for a fall affair.

See all of the blue bridesmaid dresses we have in stock!

Lavender and Grey

Bride in white dress with six bridesmaids in lavender dresses on each side of her. All of them are holding white and pink bouquets with lavender ribbons.Photo: Bella Philly / Monique Lhuillier Bride

Lavender and grey is one of those color combinations that can look incredibly elegant or laid back and boho.

Go pale and it will look romantic. Go dark and it will look a bit moodier. The choice is yours!

You can choose to mix and match your bridesmaids in shades of lavender and grey or dress all of your girls in purple and put your groomsmen in grey suits. However you combine these shades, they always work well together.

Shop our grey bridesmaid dresses!

Lavender and Sage Green

Seven cupcakes decorated with sage green and lavender frosting that's meant to look like cacti and other succulentsPhoto: Leaslie Vigil

Lavender provides a stunning contrast to all shades of green, but we especially love it with sage.

We're super into this color combo for an outdoor, rustic wedding. And it’s even better if the natural landscape of your venue offers up even more greenery of its own!

There are so many different shades of purple and green to choose from that this color palette lets you get extra-creative.

Want to soften things up? Add blush pink accents.

Want to make it a bit more dramatic? Add shades of mauve, merlot, and wine.

Check out our collection of green bridesmaid dresses!

Conclusion

As far as wedding color palettes go, lavender is definitely trendy.

But it’s certainly no fad. We think of it as more of a classic choice that can go super elegant or a bit rustic, depending on your preference.

Regardless of the style or theme of your wedding day, lavender works.

From wedding decorations to bouquets to bridesmaid dresses, there are endless ways to incorporate lavender into your celebration. And now that you know a few of them, you’re one step closer to planning your dream day!

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