Post # 1
K .. here’s the story. We are trying to keep everything casual. I don’t have a wedding party (we just have a best man and MOH). I didn’t have a theme.
I pretty much told me sister (MOH) that she can wear whatever she wants, then we both decided that she would wear a dark purple dress of her choice and I would tie dark purple into my bouquet, cake etc.
Well she has now decided to wear a dark blue dress (long story). Which is fine, it is a nice dress and I am pretty easy going. I don’t want my “wedding colour” to be dark blue so I am having a white/creamy bouquet and her’s will be white/creamy with a touch of dark blue.
My original plan was to have dark purple accents on my cake and tie it in whereever else I can (again, we are keeping things casual, not going crazy on decorations etc) But now I am not sure if I should.
I have decided to have my FI and his best man wear a white rose on their lapels and try to steer away from the blue.
My question is for my cake. Should I not have purple in it? I don’t want to use dark blue. I was thinking of doing just white flowers but the cake will be white and I don’t want it to look too boring. It is a 3 tier round cake.
Any suggestions? Although I am not exactly picky, I don’t want things to look terrible and I don’t want too many different colours.
I have to decide like now so I can tell my cake lady about the changes.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA
I’d just add some white flowers and a super cute cake topper to the cake. Don’t worry about adding color
Post # 4
@CarterLove: Blue and purple look lovely together, I don’t see why you couldn’t do both!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
Why not use a combo? Blue and purple are pretty together. Something like this for the bouquets, but with more of the creamy/white flowers?
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Go for the purple. I went with bold colors for my cake and I didn’t regret it. I get tired of seeing all of the white confections that look the same. A vibrant purple cake would stand out and be memorable. Don’t worry about it not matching the blue, they are complementary colors that go well together.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
There are tons of beautiful white cakes! I probably would choose just white over purple
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I was in a wedding that mixed blue and purple and it was looooovely! I say go for the purple 🙂
Post # 9
@hyzenthlay: Thanks for the pic. It’s nice to see the blue and purple together
Thanks Bees! I am still torn. There are so many options!
Post # 10
@CarterLove: My sister was my only bridesmaid and like you I gave her the choice of whatever she wanted to wear. Her dress was dark blue ( I would have preferred teal!) and we had a white on white cake with coloured ribbon around the edges of the cake board to tie things together.
Post # 11
@LaPetiote: That’s so nice!
Post # 12
this was my cake and the BM’s bouquettes. i wanted something simple. our colors were navy and lilac.
BM’s wore navy dresses.
the flowers went on the cake table for decoration.
Post # 14
Purple and blue are complementary colors. Use them both, but use a neutral as a base. I think the colors will look great.
Post # 15
Purple and blue are complementary (lucky you!) so I would keep all the purple details you were planning!
Post # 16
Are you still going to have dark purple in your bouquet? I think a blue dress with white and purple flowers in the bouquets and on the cake would be very pretty. Just because she has a blue dress, it doesn’t mean you have to encorporate blue into the flowers instead of purple.