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Parma violet wedding inspiration board in purple

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Hands up who loves Parma Violets?! I do. And I do even more now I’ve seen Jayne and Phil’s parma violet inspired wedding reception at the Lowry, Manchester. With all photos by Chris Hanley Photography, take a peek at this fab wedding inspiration board – it’s purple-tastic.

Parma violet wedding inspiration board in purple

Parma Violet purple wedding inspiration. Photos: Chris Hanley Photography

Jayne and Phil’s wedding was at The Lowry in Manchester, a modern theatre with creative interiors in every colour you can imagine. The wedding reception room however is a blank canvas, so Jayne and Phil chose shades of purple to make it look amazing for their wedding day.

Jayne’s purple wedding bouquet was a cluster of pale violet freesias and darker purple hydrangeas. If you’re having a violet or purple wedding theme check with your florist which flowers will be in season. Purple roses are popular all year round; freesias spring-summer and hydrangeas throughout the summer period.

Chairs were covered in white and tied with a purple sash in organza fabric.

I love Jayne’s wedding table plan! Based on a white curly wire stand in a heart shape, Jayne and Phil used rustic white handmade petal card with a deckle edge and wrote their guest names in curly lettering. White and silver butterflies were attached to the sides of the table plan – a great idea!

Tables were decorated with pink and purple flowers – alliums, hydrangeas, pink peonies and maybe delphiniums (pop quiz: who can name the taller purple and pink flowers on the tables?!)

There was table trivia to keep guests entertained – I love the royal teaspoon with a question on the handle! and purple glittery place cards with the motif “Love” to complete the look.

Now who loves ? Wedding inspiration from that didsy little roll of purple sweets with the purple and pink writing – what a brilliant idea! Thanks to Chris Hanley Photography as ever for the photos for this blog post. Could you create a wedding theme around your favourite sweets? I’d love to hear your ideas 🙂

Claire xx

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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12 COMMENTS
  • Julieann Beads
    8 years ago

    Gorgeous colours, love the detailing. Jayne’s wedding bouquet is heavenly and must have smelt wonderful.

    • Claire
      8 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Hey Julieann, was wearing my earrings the other day and thinking of you! Thanks for the comment, lovely to hear from you.
      Claire xxx

  • Jenny McAvoy
    8 years ago

    I LOVE this colour scheme-gorgeous 🙂

    • Claire
      8 years ago
      AUTHOR

      It’s fab isn’t it Jenny – thanks for the comment 🙂
      Have a great weekend, busy no doubt… and I look forward to seeing the fruits of said weekend on your blog 🙂
      C xx

  • Sylvana
    8 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! Purple is one of my favourite colours so I just love it. It looks very warm and romantic! Thanks for sharing

  • chris hanley
    8 years ago

    claire you’re mood / inspiration board is fabulous. An absolute fab addition to your blog. Love It 🙂
    C x

    • Claire
      8 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Thank you Chris. I love that I get the credit for all of this pretty… haha.
      Jayne and Phil did a beautiful job with decorating the Lowry, and your pictures are what make it so special.
      If the pics weren’t so inspiring, the inspiration board wouldn’t be the same… I absolutely loved making this. Will be a regular blog feature (so send more weddings please?! hee!)
      C xx

  • wedding jewellery
    8 years ago

    Beautiful colour scheme! I hate parma violets but love the colour of them, great inspiration!

  • No-one answered your question, so I’ll have to step in as a professional! The mystery flowers are stocks – do I win a prize?

  • Jayne Evans
    8 years ago

    Hi Claire! Bride & Groom here :O)
    What a wonderful amazing suprise we got to open up your website (which of course is a favourite bookmark) and see our wedding featured on your Blog! I feel the exact same way as you and wish I could relive our day in every detailed moment again and again – it really was the happiest day of the history of us.
    Purple is my my favourite colour ~ and Chris captured every purple ray in supurb detail for us to remember forever. I’m so pleased that you’ve made a mood/inspiration board from it all ~ to inspire other brides & grooms with everything we love would be an absolute pleasure!
    xx Jayne & Phil xx

    p.s ~ i saw your post yesterday and am still beaming from ear to ear!!!

  • Belinda McCarthy
    8 years ago

    Beautiful images and the colours and details are stunning!

  • Helen Finney
    8 years ago

    Thanks so much Jayne for sending me the link to this….and I’m thrilled you liked your cupcakes!p

    Helen x

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