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Setting The Tone For 2018

Step aside Christmas, the most eagerly anticipated time of the year has arrived; the Pantone Color of the Year announcement. Long considered the global authority on colour information and influence, Pantone has bestowed the honour of the eponymous title to PANTONE 18-3838, or Ultra Violet to me and you. 

You can be forgiven for pondering the relevance to weddings, but if there is one thing we have noted from years gone by, it is the celebration of the coveted hues when it comes to the world of weddings, shaping trends and setting the tone (quite literally) in everything from bouquet arrangements to bridesmaid dresses. We only need to look at the 2017 penchant for greenery, dominating everything from bouquets to centerpieces and accenting cakes.  

Ultra Violet is, in one word, mysterious and as Pantone themselves explain “symbolizes experimentation”. Enchanting and regal, there are few colours as perfect to incorporate into your wedding. Whether it’s a spring fling or a winter wonderland, the beauty of Ultra Violet is that these rich purple tones can be incorporated into any wedding regardless of the season. Deep purple bridesmaids to subtle lavender pastels in your bouquet, this trend is proving popular for many 2018 brides.

The Perfect Partner? 

Like all good colour schemes, a second colour to compliment that extracts the beauty in both is imperative. Gold acts as the collaborative tone to enhance the beautiful shades that will decorate your wedding day. Adding a warmth to winter weddings, purple and gold add a regal feel to proceedings that pairs beautifully with the art deco glamour of Galgorm’s very own Renaissance Suite. 

Pop of Purple

Guaranteed to transcend the boundaries of fashion, why not challenge the status quo with a pop of purple in your footwear choice. Vivienne Westwood Melissa’s with signature purple heart detailing pair perfectly with a fun-filled, vintage affair. If comfort is of utmost importance, plan a pair of purple pumps to help you dance the night away in style. 

If the thought of this intense, deep tone intimidates you, why not opt for a subtle nod to the trending tradition, sprinkling hints of purple with bunches of lavender as favours, ribbon wraps for your bouquets or why not adorn your cake with Verbena. 

For some Real Life Wedding inspiration, be prepared to swoon over Eilbhe & Lee's beautiful wedding at Galgorm Resort & Spa. Read the full Love Story here

Eilbhe & Lees Galgorm Resort & Spa Wedding