Pantone chose Ultra-Violet as the fashion colour of the year and for a wedding planner there couldn’t have been a more perfect shade for both summer and winter weddings. Ultra violet is an insignia of richness and regality and is a striking difference from previous year’s Greenery. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.
So if you are a bride who loves everything bold, vibrant and out of the box then this is THE ideal colour palette for your wedding. For those who like it subtle, can sprinkle some Ultra Violet elements to add depth and vividness to your event. Here are some ways to incorporate the colour of the year into your big day.
1. Invitation Cards
To ensure your guests know what the celebration is going to be like, go one step further by tinting your invitation cards in the shades of Ultra Violet. The invitation card picture above is a perfect combination of Ultra Violet and a stardust theme to go with the cosmic vibe that Pantone speaks about.
2. Bridal wear
Ultra-violet is a great colour for trousseau outfits because of its rich and royal look. If you are bored of the typical reds and pinks, then this is your chance to rock that bold violet lehenga you have been eyeing on your Pinterest board for some time. Your S/O can co-ordinate with you in a neutral coloured sherwani or a matching tie. But if you are not too keen on wearing a violet dress, you can always make it the colour of your bridal party’s dresses.
3. Wedding Jewellery
Bored of the usual Diamonds and Kundans? Amethyst is your answer to adding drama to your wedding jewellery. For more economical options, you can also try orchid based floral jewelleries for your Mehendi or Haldi function.
4. Wedding Garlands or Bouquets
The easiest way to incorporate Pantone’s colour of the year in your wedding is on your wedding garland, bouquets or boutonnieres. Mix and match with neutral colours to get the mood you wish for.
5. Floral Décor
Apart from the different ways mentioned above, you can also incorporate Ultra Violet in elements such as a floral stage backdrop or an ornamental floral installation to create that wow element. Pair them with contrasting florals for an eye-catchy look.
6. Themed Ceilings
Violet is a colour that blends easily with a variety of other shades in the colour palette. Adding this vibrant colour to your décor in the form of floral ceiling hangings is a refreshing change from the usual lanterns and drapes.
7. Table setting
Table settings are an excellent way to flaunt your theme as this is where your guests will be spending most of their time. It could be in the form of a table cover, chair tie backs, menu cards or even table napkins. Use copper or gold coloured plates and cutleries to balance the bold tones.
A regal table set up using exotic flowers such as violet tulips for a fancy reception or a quirky Arabic themed lantern centrepieces with violet peonies or orchids for an informal Mehendi or Sangeet function will set the mood for you. But, don’t go too overboard with it as the colour is pretty bold. So, mix it up with neutrals to make your centrepieces pop out in your décor.
9. Wedding Cakes
A wedding cake is one of the most prominent elements of your wedding. You can either go all out with an ombre Ultra Violet tier cake or tone it down with dashes of violet in the form of flowers on a naked cake or violet themed cake pops and macaroons to add that pop of colour to your cake table.
Favors are an interesting way to incorporate a particular theme into your functions, be it a Mehendi event or a Western themed reception. And why should you let your guests leave without a piece of Ultra Violet with them. Gift them lavender soaps or henna inspired candles with violet crystal designs. If your favors do not go with the theme, you can also pack them in cute violet potli bags or for a more western touch go with a simple jute bag with a violet ribbon.
There you have it, go ahead, get your Pinterest boards ready and design a wedding you have been dreaming of!
Creative Director/Partner at Rainmaker Events & Weddings, WON One Gold @WOW Asia @2018 And One Gold @GIWA 2018