A Purple and Blue Wedding Palette to Inspire Your Big Day

by Danielle Salazar July 30, 2014

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all seen either a purple or blue wedding that we’ve absolutely adored. But how often do you actually see the two beautifully combined into a classic and elegant purple and blue wedding theme.  Personally, we’re huge fans of the dark, jewel-toned hues. Part of why we love the colors together so much is for the simple fact that you don’t often see it done! These darker tones are rich, royal, enchanting, and make for the perfect fall color palette. To be honest, the outcome (when done right) is really quite magical, and we know just how to make that happen! From flowers and shoes to eggplant bridesmaid dresses, we’ll help you perfectly execute this stunning palette for your big day.

Mix and match Kennedy Blue eggplant bridesmaid dresses. Photos by Rebekah Hoyt Photography.

Bring your purple and blue wedding vision to life.

There are so many possibilities when it comes to mixing purple and blue into one pretty palette. The trick? Never overdo any one color. Too much of anything can look gaudy and overpowering, so being able to perfectly balance your colors will really bring your vision to life!

We love the idea of using eggplant bridesmaid dresses, men's ties, flower details, and tablecloths. Those simple things are enough to make it recognizable as your main color. To add in an accent, consider pops of blue in your flowers, napkins, place cards, and even your wedding shoes! It’s just the right amount to make it stand out, but not overwhelm the rest of the décor.

Eggplant bridesmaid dresses to complete your palette.

Since your ‘maids are such a strong focus in the wedding, the dress that they wear will end up playing a really big role. Kennedy Blue’s eggplant bridesmaid dresses are the perfect shade for the look. The color is classic, flattering on any skin tone, and photographs beautifully! Not only are the dresses the perfect shade of purple, but the fabric is a soft, crinkle chiffon, and the styles and necklines can be mixed and matched for a super unique look! Also, forget a stunning men's tie to coordinate with your ladies!

From left to right - KB2281, Sydney, Chloe, KB1855

Share your fall color palette ideas!

We love fall weddings and find autumn palettes to be so inspirational in our every day work. Did you or do you plan to do a purple and blue wedding theme for your big day? We’d love for you to share some of your ideas—or even better, see pictures of how you pulled off the look!

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Measurement Guide

Taking Your Measurements

For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor. 

**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.

Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

Waist size:  While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.

Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

Choosing your correct size

Compare  these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.