Inspiration for a Lilac Purple Wedding Color Palette in Memphis

As wedding professionals, we believe in using our years of experience in the industry to serve our couples as comprehensively as possible. Sometimes that means carrying a bridal emergency kit in our gear bag, honing our tie-tying skills “just in case,” blogging to equip you with the tools for a smooth wedding journey… and sometimes it also means giving you visual inspiration! Today, we’re thrilled to bring you a styled shoot featuring a delicate, purple wedding color palette.

It all began when the Wisteria was in bloom- but it was gone before a project could be arranged. A group of talented, local vendors and I collaborated on bringing these hues of lilac and wisteria to life. Even though this specific shade was inspired by spring, we believe a purple wedding color palette is versatile. By simply altering the accent color, or changing your main shade, it can be tweaked to suit any season.

Since this post features summer, the lush greenery of the season is incorporated, but balanced by cool pewters and bright, white anemones. The floral pieces are big, beautiful, and bursting with a wide range of purples that can span from early spring- late fall. Do you remember or tour of the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum? In this styled shoot, you get a glimpse of its potential as a stunning backdrop for your wedding. Finally, We hope that you feel inspired by this project, find valuable resources in our talented team of pros, and see the versatility of a purple wedding color palette with fresh eyes.

The Bride

Meet Holli, a sweet beauty who is a real-life newlywed. She was gracious enough to volunteer as our model, and step into her gorgeous dress once more.

Tiffany Bishop, and Allison Becksfort absolutely knocked hair and makeup out of the ballpark! We can’t get enough of Holli’s romantic braid, and the angelic makeup that tied in perfectly with our purple wedding color palette!

And we MUST give praise for this bridal bouquet by Heaslett Design Studios! As wedding photographers, we’ve drooled over many gorgeous wedding bouquets- but this is certainly one of our top favorites of all time!


The Groom

Meet Joseph, Holli’s real-life, new husband! He is a firefighter who generously took time from his schedule to get another First Look at his lovely wife.

As we mentioned above, adjusting your accent colors dramatically alters the quality of your purple wedding color palette. Joseph’s beautiful, blue suit brings our the summer-perfect coolness in our featured scheme.

Until this specific project, we’d never seen a pocket boutonniere During our research phase of this collaboration, we saw a similar shape, fell in love, and were ecstatic with the florist’s creation. Truly, these boutonnieres need to become the next, big thing!

The Details

Kathleen of Pineapple Processions created a glamorous yet romantic tablescape to give you some inspiration for your reception. As a coordinator, she uses her network of vendors to bring couples’ visions to life. She, and her friends at Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals and Elegant Chair Solutions, wrought this tableaux for our purple wedding color palette.



Ann-Marie, the florist, and RM Petit Cakes teamed up on this summery, stenciled cake.

These blackberry mimosas pay homage to both the season, and our purple wedding color palette. Signature cocktails are an excellent way to incorporate colors, season, or themes.

A fun, final touch? Keep things in the color family by departing under showers of lavender petals!

The Setting

The stately Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum kindly permitted us the use of their property for this shoot. We can’t think of a sweeter, more versatile venue as a backdrop. We love the variety of settings available here! First, the exterior creates an impressive setting in and of itself!


The veranda provides a prime opportunity for portraits.

A lovely chapel graces the backyard- what a perfect happenstance!


Last, but not least, the gardens are the perfect place for a romantic first look!


If you want to see the inside of this venue (including a dramatic, three-story staircase), click here for a tour.

The Magic

Finally, all the details in the world would mean nothing without two lovers who make it meaningful. On reason we only work with real-life couples as models is because we believe in creating an intimate, romantic memory that continually draws the couple together- whether we’re capturing a wedding, an editorial, or an anniversary.








Photographer: Persuasion Photography

Venue: Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum

Models: Joseph and Holli Spicer

Hair: Allison Becksfort

Makeup: Tiffany Bishop

Flowers: Heaslett Design Studio

Cake: RM Petit Cakes

Rentals: Mahaffey Tent Rentals and Elegant Chair Solutions

Coordination/ Styling: Pineapple Processions

Veil: Rose Red Bridal Designs


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