Real Wedding: A Purple Day for a Perfect Couple

When Neil proposed to Toni Louise on the tropical island of Jamaica, it set the bar pretty high when it came to planning their wedding and deciding on a theme. They knew they wanted a classic and romantic wedding, so when they married in a beautiful traditional mansion house, it was the bride’s favourite colour that set the scene for their special day. 

Photo: Carter Hewson Photography

For their magical day, the bride chose a strapless, sweetheart neckline dress with a crystal embroidered bodice and a pretty waist length veil. The bridesmaids, in keeping with the colour scheme, looked fantastic in matching purple, floor length dresses. The groom and his groomsmen looked extremely smart in their traditional grey morning suits with of course… purple cravats!

Photo: Carter Hewson Photography
Photo: Carter Hewson Photography
Photo: Carter Hewson Photography
Photo: Carter Hewson Photography

Little details added special touches to their chosen colour scheme. The bride’s purple shoes, which she designed herself looked magnificent as she walked down the aisle with her father to Roberta Flack’s The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face as chosen by the groom. A stunning bouquet of purple Vanda Orchids which were designed by the same florist that provided flowers for the Queen’s diamond jubilee, looked incredible against the bride’s white dress.

Photo: Carter Hewson Photography
Photo: Carter Hewson Photography

While guests feasted on canapes and welcome drinks, Toni Louise and Neil were able to enjoy the grounds of Wokefield Park and have a few special moments to themselves, privately celebrating becoming Mr and Mrs Paul. These natural and very romantic images were perfectly captured by their photographer.

Guests were able to locate their names on a purple seating plan and were then joined by the couple to enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast which included a trio of smoked salmon, sirloin of beef and roasted cod loin with an incredible wedding cake for dessert that was made by the bride’s sister-in-law! Evening guests were treated to a fun hog roast while they took over the dance floor serenaded by a live singer.

Photo: Carter Hewson Photography
Photo: Carter Hewson Photography

The colour purple was ever present in every corner. The wedding decor looked fantastic with purple floral arrangements, purple bows on the chairs and even purple rose petals sprinkled around the room. A purple guest book allowed their friends and family, including the bride’s parents that had travelled from Turkey for the big day to leave the couple messages of love and well wishes. A cute white letter box was displayed on the gift table for guests to post their wedding cards into. A quirky and unique addition to the decor. I love it!

Photo: Carter Hewson Photography
Photo: Carter Hewson Photography

A beautiful colour scheme for a beautiful day. Don’t be afraid to incorporate your favourite colours into your wedding decor rather than choosing a specific theme. Whatever your chosen colour scheme, you can adapt this to many different elements of your big day as much or as little as you want.

Toni Louise and Neil love purple, but what’s your colour scheme going to be? Let us know! @Zankyou_UK

 

Credits:
Photographs: Carter Hewson Photography, Flowers: Sonning Flowers, Bridal: Bride & Groom, Groom & Groomsmen: Debenhams, Music: Matt Cook, Venue: Wokefield Park
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