Board #433 | A Purple Picnic

Gosh it’s late – the day is almost over! But I promised you an inspiration board, so here it is. I’m not sure it turned out quite the way I was hoping, but I do think it gives you a good idea of the color scheme and the relaxed backyard feel, which is really what an inspiration board is all about – the ideas. I had Jordan Ferney’s darling purplic picnic box lunch in mind when I pulled these images together, and though there is something Spring-like to this look, I think it could work for a late summer or early fall picnic wedding reception too.

Mood: relaxed, sweet
Palette: grape sorbet, deep red cherry

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Top row from left: photo by Jessica Kettle, concord grape sorbet from Martha Stewart Weddings, lilac centerpiece (from Nole’s beautiful wedding!) photo by Punam Bean, magenta envelope with calligraphy photo by Corbin Gurkin
Row 2: dahlia and strawberry centerpiece by Studio Choo, purple felt ring pillow by ssdksy, little cake via Twigs & Honey, purple dress with belt by
Row 3: pinwheels from Hatch Creative Studio, lilac bouquet by Claire Bean for Brides, purple picnic box by Jordan Ferney for Project Wedding


  • Claire Bean says:

    Hi Kathryn,
    Thanks for the blog love.
    I am a HUGE fan of purple for both spring and fall weddings…always such a vibrant color and remember
    color is the only FREE thing coming to a wedding…
    wishing you all good things,

  • Style Unveiled says:

    Absolutely {LOVE} this post!!! A purple picnic … Swooning over the name and these photos.
    Heather Sharpe

  • jociegal says:

    Despite being extremely happy with the colors I am using for my wedding, this has made me long for someone I know to do a purple wedding. HOW gorgeous!!!! It is just such a regal and sophisticated look – I love it. Also – love the blog, as always.

  • ami @ elizabeth anne designs says:

    it's gorgeous kathryn – i love the deep and vibrant purple!

  • writtenbliss says:

    Oh how I love purple! It was my original plan for wedding colors, but blue and pink won out instead.

  • Jessica Kettle says:

    aww gee. thank you so much for including one of my pics! it's always an honor. =)

  • Molly Jean says:

    beautiful..your purple boards are always so strong (but maybe I'm partial since purple is my favorite color)!

  • I'm using this color with a small splash of a light orange/salmon-y color and ivory. So happy to see this here!

  • Anonymous says:

    Purple is everywhere I saw the NEW Get Married Magazine and there was an entire page that featured purples.

  • rashell says:

    Hi I am doing a purple wedding so I love this!!! But I am really in love with the bridesmaid dress on the second row and I went to the link you have Ban-do and they only do head pieces and belts…any idea where I can find the dress?

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