Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wedding Inspiration: 10 Radiant Orchid Ideas

Everywhere you look, Pantone's color of the year for 2014 can be found! Radiant Orchid is a stunning pinkish purple that pairs beautifully with gold (also a big color this season) and champagne pink. We've scoured Pinterest to bring together some our favorite purple wedding ideas or for your bridal shower or big day! 

Pantone describes Radiant Orchid as an "expressive, creative and embracing purple"... that "emanates great joy, love and health." We couldn't agree more, which is why we find this shade of orchid the perfect purple wedding color!

Here is some inspiration in the form of ten "must-haves" for a Radiant Orchid wedding or bridal shower this spring: 

1. Kick the party off with gorgeous berry-infused cocktails. 

2. Set the scene with this tassel garland for a perfect sweet table or photo booth backdrop!

3. Don't be afraid to bring your palette inspiration into your cake! 
We're swooning over this gorgeous ombré cake in our stunning purple orchid color by cake artist Maggie Austin.

4. The little details matter! Tie off favor boxes with a coordinating orchid or purple bow, and top them with in-season or artificial flowers for a sweet finishing touch!

5. Dress to impress! These stunning gowns are just a few of the many available dresses for bridesmaids or guests of honor. We love the Catherine Deane dress on the left ($1,298), but the more affordable Nordstrom gown ($145) is lovely, and would be much more considerate of your bridesmaids' pocketbooks. ;-) 

6. Don't be afraid to add texture and variety with flowers in various shades of pink. We think that pairing them with succulents adds a fun twist!

7. Set the table for a party! An orchid-dipped ombré table covering is a gorgeous way to draw attention to the head table or a sweet table, and a single bloom at each place setting could be a more affordable alternative to an elaborate floral centerpiece. Paper straw flags also add a bit of whimsy.

8. Purple wedding inspiration doesn't just apply to your big day! Your bridal shower and can be perfectly coordinated with our Radiant Orchid wedding collection of paper goods. Don't forget the printable decorations for all the little picture-perfect details.

9. Give a gift that says, "I love hue!" Essie's nail polish, "The Girls Are Out" would be a cute bridal shower favor! As for the Kate Spade Carousel Bangle... well, one can dream!

10. Last but not least, go for the gold! Mix in some gold metallic for a luxe twist on your Radiant Orchid wedding theme. You can't go wrong!

1. Berry-infused cocktails by Paul Rich Studio
2. Ombré radiant orchid cake by cake artist Maggie Austin
3. Tassel garland by StudioMucci on Etsy
4. Favor boxes by SweetPP on Etsy
5. Dresses by Catherine Deane (left) and Nordstrom (right)
6. Succulent bouquet by Sophisticated Floral
7. Placesetting bloom by Style Unveiled; Wedding Wishes cards by Intimate Weddings;
Chevron pattern paper straws by The Pretty Party Shoppe on Etsy
8. Bridal shower games by Inklings Paperie
9. Nailpolish by EssieKate Spade Carousel Bangle
Ice Cream Scoup photo by Stylesight
Cupcakes by Culinary Covers.
10. Table place settings by My True Blue


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