Susan’s Lapis Purple Wedding Inspiration Board

Susan writes:
“Hi, I ran across your inspiration boards when looking for bouquet and color ideas. I hadn’t really considered silk before, but you offer so many beautiful options! I am getting married on 9/25/10. My dress is ivory and the dresses are in David’s Bridal Lapis. I like the look of purple-on-purple, but also like the multicolored look of purple/orange/dark pink/yellow. I’d like to incorporate Bells of Ireland as filler, since my grandmother loved them. I plan to attach the bouquet/arrange the flowers on the bride’s bible my mom received 51 years ago from my dad on their wedding day, so I’m thinking a colorful bouquet of some kind is the way to go to avoid too much ivory. It is a smaller prayer book style bible that brides sometimes carried back in the 50s and 60s.

I’d love to see your ideas – I’m open to others than what I’ve mentioned because I’m sure there are lots I haven’t thought of. Thanks!

Susan, I created you inspiration board with the 2 different color combinations you were thinking about. I uses the bright bold colors on the top of the board and the softer shades on the bottom. Personally, I love both — hopefully seeing them next to each other will help you decide. For a simple but beautiful bouquet, for example if you went with the softer tones, you could always use 1 lavender rose or ivory dahlia as your main flower and add in a few bells of ireland. Hand-tie the bouquets and wrap a purple ribbon around the stems to complete the look. You could even accent the ribbon with pearl pins/ I hope this helps!

Bridesmaids dress from David’s Bridal. Items used to create Susan’s Lapis Purple Wedding Inspiration Board from (clockwise starting at top left):

Premium Purple Open Rose, Fuchsia Sweetpea, Purple Orange Ranunculus Bouquet, Yellow Pearl Pins, Orange Satin Ribbon, Green Bells of Ireland, Ivory Triple Pearl Pins, Purple Garbo Ribbon, Antique Lavender Half Open Rose, Ivory Dahlia.