The kids of the eighties are getting married! Of course, this means, brighter, more colorful weddings that completely break through all the old ideas of how to adorn your bridal party. One of the more popular of the new “out of the ordinary” wedding color schemes is purple. Since the color has so many versatile shades, a purple wedding can be planned for any season. Lavender bridesmaid dresses work well for spring or summer weddings, while eggplant bridesmaid dresses are quickly becoming the go-to for fall and winter purple-themed weddings.
Wedding fashion is being turned on its head by the new breed of bride: women who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s with strong, colorful female role models like Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Miss Piggy. Today’s brides should know it is ok to reflect your true self in your wedding plans and show no fear when it comes to being bold and different. This is, after all, the biggest day of your life. Why not have it saturated in your favorite color instead of the typical black and white?
The color eggplant is exactly what you might imagine it to be: the shade of a purple eggplant. The deep purple color, with slight brown undertones, goes well with fall colors like burnt orange, gold, and light blue. Eggplant bridesmaid dresses made from a satiny material give off a particularly lovely sheen that is perfectly accentuated by gold or bronze accessories. If metallic is not exactly what you had in mind, eggplant bridesmaid dresses can be made more classy than funky by adding cream colored or pastel blue sashes and shoes. Gold or bronze jewelry would make much more of a striking color statement then silver when paired with eggplant bridesmaid dresses.
A row of 10 women all dressed in eggplant bridesmaid dresses may aesthetically seem a little monotonous. If this is a concern for your bridal party, alternating between light blue or burnt orange and eggplant bridesmaid dresses will cause a pleasing color pattern, complimenting each other and, of course, the bride. Just be sure to integrate all the colors of the alternating dresses into the bouquets so the end result is a colorful, yet harmonious display. The groomsmen should also wear corresponding cummerbunds or ties.
Even though spring and summer purple weddings usually include more lavender and violet, several spring lines have featured eggplant bridesmaid dresses, lightened up with stark white or pastel pink or blue trim and accessories. The end result is an elegant look perfect for a spring garden wedding.
If planning a purple wedding, remember the bride is still the main focus of the day, so make sure that all other bridal party members are dressed to fully accentuate the bride and her attire. Also, keep in mind, when it comes to bridesmaid dresses, no matter if you are planning a spring or fall wedding, eggplant is not just for casseroles anymore!