How to Have a Violet-Hued Wedding Based on Pantone’s Color of the Year

Ultra Violet, and ultra awesome!

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In case you haven’t heard, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is…Ultra Violet! Pantone’s annual color selection tends to set the tone for interior design, fashion and now… weddings! A bold shade of purple, Ultra Violet can add a pop of vibrancy to any wedding celebration. Get ahead of the curve and see what this violet trend is all about (and in time for your big day)!




Photo | Fabmood

Mixed Hues

For the bouquet and flower arrangements, opt for various shades of purple for a gorgeous Ultra Violet hue. This will definitely up the look of the bridesmaids dresses!



Photo | Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Moody Invites

Incorporate this deep purple shade into your save the date’s or wedding day invites. Contrasted with black, the violet shade is a sure standout, not to mention a dramatic statement!



Photo | Elegant Wedding Invites

Bright Bridesmaids

Ultra Violet is actually an incredibly flattering shade on almost everyone, complementing fair and dark skin tones as well as blondes, brunettes and everything in between! Whether you go for a short and sweet number or long gown, your bridesmaids are sure to look bright and beautiful!



Photo | Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Men In (Purple)

Purple isn’t just for the ladies! Groomsmen can try the Ultra Violet trend with their ties, bowties, vests or suit jackets. Have fun with it – they make for great photos!



Photo | Style Me Pretty

Velvet Pumps

For a vintage feel, throw on some violet velvet pumps! It’s the perfect way to add a subtle pop of color, without going Ultra Violet-overboard.



Photo | Boho Weddings & Life

Ultra Mojitos

Brighten up cocktail hour with these Ultra Violet mojitos! Add fresh mint and gold sugar on the rim, and you’re in business.



Photo | Suzanne Li

Geode Place cards

Play off February’s gemstone, amethyst, by using thin geodes for guest place cards. These beautiful stones serve as the perfect take-home gift, too!



Photo | The Wedding Playbook

Violet + Gold

How romantic is this tablescape? The darkness of the navy tablecloth and glassware allows the ultraviolet and gold to pop. Add purple cabbage to your centerpieces for a subtle touch of color.



Photo | Alison D Photography

Standout Sweets

Offer a sweet selection of desserts to your guests – in varying shades of purple! A cake covered in cascading violet flowers, plum macarons, and ombré truffles are just a few treats you may wish to include.


How will you use this bold hue in your wedding day festivities? Tag us in your purple-filled photos!