Purple Wedding Flowers

Purple flowers for weddings and receptions have become a popular choice for modern brides. The color feels contemporary, yet works with even the most traditional style. Purple flowers suit any season, looking cool and crisp in winter, light and airy in spring, sensual in summer and reflective in autumn.

A wide spectrum of colors are included in the “purple” category, from pale lavender to vibrant fuchsia to deep plum. Fortunately, there are purple flowers in every hue. Adding white flowers is recommended when using a mix of purple shades, as white “marries” colors together – no pun intended!

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Common Name

Description

Alyssum

Alyssum

Commonly known as Sweet Alyssum for its honey-sweet blooms, this diminutive annual plant is perfect for bordering reception tables with clusters of fragrant flowers.



Aster

Aster

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Asters have the informal look of daisies, but are much hardier in cut bouquets. Asters are readily available from florists in pink, lavender and purple.



Bachelor Button

Bachelor Button

Also known as Cornflower, the petite Bachelor Button is one of the few flowers available in the blue range of the purple spectrum of colors.



Clematis

Clematis

Few flowers come in as many variegations of purple as Clematis. These profusely blooming vines are a good choice for arches and bowers.


Cone Flower

Cone Flower

An exotic cousin of the daisy, the spiny central disk or “cone” of the Cone Flower steals all the attention in this attractive purple flower.


Crocus

Crocus

The charming Crocus announces spring, blooming while snow still lingers. Plant the bulbs in pots during the winter for a spring wedding.


Gladioli

Gladioli

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The fragrant flower spikes of the Gladiolus have long been popular cut flowers for weddings. Gladioli are available in a variety of purple shades.


Hybiscus

Hibiscus

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While the Hibiscus flower wilts soon after it is cut, flowering Hibiscus plants make a stunning backdrop for weddings and receptions with a tropical theme.


Impatiens

Impatiens

The small purple flowers of Impatiens are luminescent in the shade, which is their preferred environment, making them effective for garden weddings.


Iris

Iris

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Florist Iris are usually smaller than the garden variety but are hardier as well, and are available year round in white, yellow, blue and purple.


Lilac

Lilac

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With its heady fragrance and clustered, arcing blooms, Lilac flowers on a bower or arch are quintessentially romantic. Lilac are stunning in wedding bouquets as well.


Lisianthus

Lisianthus

With an appearance like a cross between roses and wildflowers, the delicate Lisianthus is hardier than it looks and does beautifully in bouquets and arrangements.


Lupine

Lupine

Grown in gardens for their flowering blue spikes, Lupines also grow freely in the wild, making them an ideal backdrop for an outdoor spring wedding.


Pansy

Pansy

While too delicate for a cut flower, the friendly Pansy is a cheerful choice for informal weddings. Decorate with small pots of this colorful annual.


Snap Dragons

Snap Dragons

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Snap Dragons are a beautifully sculpted, floral spire and are available in a clean lavender. Hardy and readily available, Snap Dragons never fail to please.


Stocks

Stocks

Stocks grow on medium-tall spikes with fluffy flowerets, lending a softness to floral arrangements. Stock has a pleasant, spicy-sweet fragrance.


Sweetpea

Sweet Pea

It is hard to fault the delightfully fragrant and colorful Sweet Pea. The Sweet Pea lends delicacy and charm to wedding bouquets and arrangements.


Tulips

Tulips

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Some Tulips are stately and formal, some are delicately simple, and others are over-the-top fantastical. Purple Tulips are available for every wedding style.


Vanda

Vanda

Vanda orchids are available in many colors, including a few truly sensational purples. Vanda coerulea is about as close to blue as flowers get.


Verbena

Verbena

A mass of tiny trumpet-shaped blooms cluster at the top of each single spike of the sprawling Verbena plant.


Wisteria

Wisteria

Wisteria vines will grow quickly around any available support, producing pendulous spikes of lavender flowers, making them a candidate for bowers and arches for far-thinking brides.