A Winter Wedding Color Palette Gets the Royal Treatment: Plum & White

Wedding Style & Decor
Plum and White Wedding Color Palette

Photo: Carlton Davis; Matthew Hranek; Dyad Photography; Indigital Images

It's no secret that purple is the color of royalty, so why not drench your wedding in a hue fit for a princess bride? This time around, the traditionally bright shade gets sophisticated, darkening it up for a winter wedding as a rich plum. Couple that with a crisp and clean dose of winter white and you've got yourself a luxe wedding color palette that'll give your nuptials the royal treatment!

If sugar plum fairies have been dancing in your head, why not bring 'em along to the big day? Your bridal style should have a dash of refined whimsy that reflects a royal fantasy, so strut down the aisle in a pair of pumps with a sleek stiletto heel, made-over with a tuft of unexpectedly fun fur. Clutch a bouquet, overflowing with plum-hued blooms and tied with a lush ribbon, to complete the fairytale look. As for your 'maids, dress those darlings in a deep shade of grape, gussied up with grandiose details like wintery feathers or simply accessorized with a plum-dyed stole.

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Your guests have been summoned with an opulent invite, now give them a taste of the royal feast that's to come with a regal reception menu at each place setting, elegantly embellished with gold calligraphy. As for your sweet cake confection, coat it in your posh palette with a crisp snow white fondant, glided gold accents, and sprinkled with ornate orchids in your go-to plum shade. After your royal-hued wedding, your guests will be dreaming of those sugar plum fairies all night long!

If you aren't as obsessed with this color palette as we are, don't fret! Check out our inspiration boards to see tons of other great ideas for your big day.

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1. Bouquet, $300, Amy Merrick; 2. Shoes, $895, Monique Lhuillier; 3. Menu, starting at $15 each for 100 menus, Ellen Weldon; 4. Cake, starting at $16 per slice, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

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