Here we are again: autumn. The air is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. And the rich fall color palettes are out in full force. Plums and mauves are great colors for fall weddings, and also transition well into the winter season. Autumn is all about the warm colors, but if reds and oranges aren’t your thing plum can be a wonderful alternative. It’s on the warmer side of purple, and is an incredibly romantic and luxurious color.
For a bouquet in this color palette, we love the idea of using a few blush Kiera roses, surrounded by mauve-y lavender Amnesia roses and dark plum ranunculus. We’d also add some light lavender spray roses, with pops of mauve atsrantia peppered throughout for some of that wonderful mid tone color range, and also for a contrasting texture. All of the roses and ranunculus are so soft and lux, while the astrantia is smaller in size and spiky.
Waxflower would be a great addition for some light texture and the dark centers are a nice nod to the deeper plum colors. Lastly, black scabiosa is a perfect addition to add toward the end for some final plum touches. Scabiosa have thin, sometimes crooked stems, which allow them to dance above the other blooms in a playful fashion. Gunnii eucalyptus and dusty miller add some soft sage colors which would finish off an arrangement nicely.
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal in Quartz
Mauve makes for a nice bridesmaid dress color since it’s a relatively neutral hue, and looks nice with many skin tones. Since it’s in the mid tone range, the dark plum and lighter lavender flowers in the bouquets would stand out really nicely against the mauve.
Cake: Pretty Sweet | Details: Tono + Co
Figs and berries make upscale additions to the tables and to the wedding cake. Chocolate is a nice choice for something a bit unexpected. The richness of the chocolate color lends itself well to the overall palette, and is something a little different than your traditional white wedding cake.
Invitation Suite: Calligraphy Katrina
We certainly can’t say no to a floral invitation suite. These art nouveau inspired wedding invitations in various shades of purple are beyond gorgeous, and the touches of gold make them oh-so-romantic.
Nothing says fall like rich plum tones and dusty purples. This color palette would be perfect for a late fall wedding, and would also transition nicely for winter weddings. But who are we kidding? We’ll take shades of purple any time of year.
Still brainstorming what color palette you want to go with on your big day? Check out some of our other blog posts for more seasonal wedding inspiration.