Cat & Sam’s Fairytale Lilac Wedding

Selecting your wedding color combinations will really set the tone for your big day. You want something sophisticated, that will also compliment the rest of your decor and bridal wardrobe. We all seek something uniquely personal, that will bring everything together seamlessly. And though traditional pastel tones and on-trend terracotta seem to be a hit, there are so many wedding color combination ideas that are overlooked and just as stunning. 

If you want a big day that is both elegant and bold, then lilac will be your go-to shade. The color will truly set your heart racing, pretty much like the first time you met your special someone, right?

Why Choose Lilac

Why lilac? It’s classic yet modern. The romantic color will blend in beautifully with any theme you have planned for the special occasion. There is something so magical and whimsical about lilac… It just brings an extra bit of spark to any occasion! Darker shades of purple represent power and luxury. Popular color combinations are lilac with gold, light grey deep purple or yellow. Not only is lilac aesthetically-pleasing, but there is also a special meaning to the color.

Generally, lilac represents generosity, youthfulness and spirituality. The color apparently is a sign of good luck. But if you have chosen the color for your wedding, it is also a symbol of both love and new beginnings.

The key with such a unique shade is to balance it out. We’re not talking purple everything – even your politest guests may struggle to stomach full-on lilac! Our motto – let it breathe to be fully appreciated by not only your guests but also yourselves on your big day! Lilac can be classy, mature and versatile. It compliments all skin tones and has so many possible color combinations.

Need more proof? Let us introduce Cat and Sam, who opted for lilac for their special day…

Photo by Dutcher Photography

The beautiful couple chose subtle yet stunning hints of purple throughout their ceremony and venueto create a perfect harmony. Team lilac with other pastel shades such as yellow and blue for a match made in heaven – just like the happy couple!

Floral Arches

Floral arches are truly striking and make the perfect backdrop to celebrate your love. They also look amazing in photos – what more could you want? Cat and Sam opted for our flower arrangements in lilac to really embrace the vintage inspired theme for their wedding.  You can decorate your arch how you wish with artificial flowers that will elegantly cascade the arch. They kept things simple, by using the pure white draped fabric with our flower arrangements in lilac on a wooden arch for a minimalist yet striking setting.

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Our arches come with billowing multicolored draped sheer fabrics that you can use to customize your arch and really make it your own. Remember all those pins added to your Pinterest board? It’s time to get them out and decorate your wedding to perfection!

The Bouquet

The bridal bouquet is an important part of your day – after the vows, of course! A beautiful bouquet composed of a mix of our lilac and dusty blue artificial flowers will make a statement against an elegant white wedding dress. Made from silk, these artificial flowers look even better than the real thing and keep their gorgeous colors!

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If you love epic color combinations, then you’ll want to use Cat and Sam’s wedding for inspiration. Mix lilac with dusty blue for a rich and intense power couple. With this color combination, all eyes will be on the bride!

Party Decor

After saying “I Do”, your guests need just as an idyllic setting to celebrate your marriage. A beautiful table layout with matching lilac flowers will set the scene for an evening of lots of laughs, love and fun! Lilac is the best color combination for a wedding because it is unique, deep and eye-catching.

Photo by Dutcher Photography 

For the grooms, it is easier to color coordinate with too, as it is a richer tone compared to other pastel colors such as powder pink or sky blue. Its range allows for  more versatility and works for everyone!


We would love to see your weddings using Ling’s Moment flowers and feature you in our content! Be sure to tag us at @lingsmoment on Instagram!