Whether you’re planning for spring, fall, summer or winter nuptials, lilac is your color. It can be incorporated into your big day to fit whatever season in which you’re tying the knot. We’ve taken this shade of purple and used it for this week’s inspiration board – come take a look! Here’s how to fit this beautiful hue into each and every element of your nuptials:

Wedding invitations
Lilac is a subtle, yet beautiful color, so you’ll want your invitations to reflect that same feel. This Country Vines – White – Featherpress Invitation hits that style to a T. A delicate arrangement of floral vines creates a lovely border surrounding your elegant text, taking on a country charm. You could also opt to get matching items for your response, reception and thank you cards!


For the bridesmaid…
When you’re trying to pick out colors for your blooms, consider lilac. This chic and feminine hue pairs well with a variety of other shades of purple, pink, white and green, as you can see from our style board. Even just sticking with an arrangement of all lilac flowers will look equally as beautiful. We’re also loving the lilac, empire waist-style dresses that the bridesmaids are rocking.

For the reception centerpieces…
Use a variety of lilac vases filled with plenty of purple flowers of varying heights. Don’t hesitate to add in lots of greenery for a stark contrast against the lilac color.

For your hair…
That’s right – blooms aren’t just for carrying down the aisle. They look even more stunning in your hair. Many boho brides love to use flowers in their hair for a natural, rustic feel. Intertwine your favorite lilac buds into a braid or beachy waves.

For carrying down the aisle…
Combine lilac with deep purples and light blues to really bring out the color and highlight its beauty. Tie a white or lilac-colored ribbon around the stems of the arrangement to finish off the look.

Sweet treats
There are so many alternatives to the traditional wedding cake these days – it’s hard not to find one that you like, even if you don’t have a sweet tooth. But if you have a specific color in mind, like lilac, macaroons are the perfect choice. They can be made to fit the exact shade of purple that you’re looking for. Serve them at the reception for dessert or send them home with guests for a sweet treat.

If your wedding color palette includes lilac and other shades of purple, say thank you by offering your guests favor boxes filled with candy, like these It Takes Two – Purple – Favor Boxes. Stuff them with your choice of treat!

Are you using lilac in your wedding design? Share your thoughts with us!