True Colors: Purple Reign

Color your day with a fresh-picked palette of violet, lavender, lilac, and plum | Photographs by Derek Israelsen

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At First Bite

Macarons taste new again thanks to herbal flavors from Andrea Latimer like these lavender and vanilla-bean treats. Price varies based on services. Salt City Bakery


 

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Best Buds

Dress your bridal party in light and dark tones for a modern, mismatched look. Eden chiffon dress, $180, and Jenny Yoo shantung dress, $295, Gateway Bridal | Assorted necklaces, $85-106, Katie Waltman Jewelry


 

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Rock Stars

Commission jeweler Katie Waltman to craft custom crystal and geode necklaces for you and your ’maids.
Price varies based on services. Katie Waltman Jewelry


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Deck the Walls 

Learn to make lavender and succulent décor in Natalie Bernhsiel-Robinson’s new book, Living Wreaths,
or hire the florist to beautify your event. Price varies based on services. La Fleur Design

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Pocket Swatch 

Add a pop of color to black, navy, gray, and tan suits with these cotton gingham and plaid pocket squares.
$30 each, Beckett & Robb 

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Edible Flowers

Packages of Choward’s Violet Candy make sweet, inexpensive guest favors. $1.50 each,
Tabula Rasa Social Stationers 

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Violet Femmes

Stylish yet affordable letterpress invites from Designers’ Fine Press are printed on 100-percent cotton, fine Italian papers, and wood. Price varies based on services. Tabula Rasa Social Stationers

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Old Flame

Gift your bridesmaids this fragrant iris and lavender soy-blend candle by Claus Porto, founded in Portugal in 1887. $44, Tabula Rasa Social Stationers

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Reserved Seating

Create shabby-chic lounge areas at your reception with antique furniture and accessories, like this plush velvet armchair and ruffled pillow, from Refined Vintage Events. Price varies based on services. 

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Fresh Cuts

Florist Becky Briggs says lilacs are in bloom April–June. For lilac bouquets, she incorporates a “wand” to supply the fragrant stems with water and keep them looking fresh. Price varies based on services. Lilac Floral

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Bright Ideas

Dish up reception buffet items and cut the cake with these locally made, color-coated servingware items. Price varies based on services. Cavalcade

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The Write Stuff

 Draft notes of thanks on Rossi’s fine papers. Rossi boxed stationery, $28, and Faber Castell pencils, $2.50 each, Tabula Rasa Social Stationers
 

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