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30 July 2015

Wedding Colour Theme: Plum

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Plum is such a beautiful, decadent colour and works wonderfully for winter weddings, creating an ambience of opulence and glamour - it’s possibly for this reason it has been the colour associated with royalty for centuries upon centuries.

Because it’s such a rich, powerful colour, it works equally well when it doesn’t completely dominate and is combined with golds, creams and nudes and dusty pinks. For autumn in particular, using berries, black grapes and actual plums within the wedding, as part of bouquets, cakes, centrepieces or décor looks beautiful. I also love the effect of candelabras, fairy lights and tea lights with this colour.

If you’re still not convinced and associate Cadbury purple with ‘plum’ weddings, be prepared to be swayed by our inspiration below. 

When it comes to table décor, I don’t think anything beats teaming gold with plum. You can go for gold candelabras, tea lights, gold cups bursting with flowers – and how gorgeous does gold writing on plum stationery look? Gold cutlery and crockery also looks absolutely magnificent.  


When it comes to bridesmaids I think going for slightly different shades of plums, varying for the more maroon-plums to the darker purple-plums, looks amazing and adds a slightly undone feel which works so well juxtaposed with the decadence of the colour scheme. I think plum is also one of those rare colours which look wonderful on pretty much everyone.


Again, golds, nudes and dusty pinks work so, so well with plum. Berries look wonderful incorporated into plum-led bouquets, and gold ribbon ties look stunning.


Naked cakes are most frequently seen at summer weddings, but don’t these look wintery and simply divine? Lots of dusting and plenty of berries adds a wonderful wintery touch.

And, there you go, enough plum-inspiration to inspire you to have a plum wedding of your own. 

Are you having a plum-themed winter wedding? Let us know in the comments below...



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