Throwing a Classic, Elegant Wedding? Try an Eggplant & Lilac Color Palette

Updated 07/14/14
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Diane Fields Photography; Krista Fox; Giovanni Giannoni

If you're planning a spring or summer wedding, look no further than an elegant color palette of eggplant and lilac. Throughout your ceremony and reception, pair the deep, regal tone with dreamy pops of one of the season's most popular pastel hues.

Start with an ornate purple-and-white invitation, complete with laser cut details — it's the perfect opportunity to use both hues without looking over-the-top. Complement floor-length eggplant-toned bridesmaid dresses with a lighter shoe or have your 'maids don flirty, knee-length frocks that mix the light and dark shades.

Go bold with your bouquet by opting for fluffy blooms in both purple colors, and decorate your tables with plenty of pretty buds, too. We love the idea of lilac-colored flowers in tall vases paired with low displays of rich purple blossoms.

You can even add the shades to your wedding cake. A three-tiered lilac confection, complete with scalloped details, will tie together your whole evening. But if you're not satisfied with just one sweet treat, serve crowd-pleasing truffles in mini eggplant-and-lilac-toned dessert cups for a favor your guests will definitely love.

Pictured above: Bridesmaids' Dress, $168, White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal; Mini Dessert Cups, $18 for 36, Tableau Party; Gem Bonbons, $8 for four, Promise Me Chocolate; Earrings, $120, Ti Adoro; Martini Glass, "Venezia, $10, Shiraleah; Shoes, $250, Badgley Mischka; Bouquet$390, Rountree Flowers; Cake, $11 per slice (serves 75), Lulu Cake Boutique

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