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Purple bouquet of asters, roses, and dahlias

Popular Purple Wedding Flowers for Your Special Day

Check out which flower combinations work best and different themes you can create with these flower types.

Vanessa Burton

Jun 06, 2018

purple wedding flowers with purple wedding centerpiece

In honor of wedding season, we asked our florists about one of the most searched-for wedding flower colors: purple. It's no surprise why purple wedding flowers are the most popular color: They work great for vineyard weddings, pair well with both blues AND pinks, and come in lots of pretty shades, from light lavender to deep, dark purple.

Most popular wedding flower types

According to florists, these are the top wedding flowers.

The best part? All these flowers are available in shades of lavender and purple.

purple wedding flowers with purple lisianthus

Flower pairings

All these flower types can be paired with fillers, other flowers, or foliage, or left by themselves.
Some good flower combinations for bouquets are:

  • Hydrangeas, roses, and mini calla lilies
  • Roses, mini calla lilies, and stock
  • Dendrobium orchids, roses, and freesia

By adding fillers and foliage to these combinations, you create texture and style. Some good filler pairings include dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, willow eucalyptus, bulperium, hypericum, silver gray brunia, wax flower, heather, succulents, bear grass, aspidistra leaves, and other types of foliage.

If you're planning for a special look, use fewer combinations of material to create a more modern feel, such as Phalaenopsis orchids with some foliage or tulips wrapped in aspidistra leaves. Using all mini calla lilies will also convey a modern look.

purple wedding flowers with purple calla lilies bouquet

Flowers for your wedding themes

Rustic wedding flowers

If you're going for a rustic feel, use willow or seeded eucalyptus, silver brunia, dahlias, roses, scabiosa, and some berries. You can also add burlap, lace, and twine.

Romantic wedding flowers

Gatherings of dusty miller, hydrangeas, roses, spray roses, clematis, and seeded eucalyptus create a romantic look.

Garden wedding flowers

Garden style may contain ivy, herbs, bulperium, penny cress, wax flower, roses, freesia, sweet pea, and lisianthus.

Vintage wedding flowers

Vintage style may contain old broaches, feathers, pearls, roses, mini calla lilies, veronica, lilacs and dusty miller.

purple wedding flowers with purple bridal bouquet

Seasonal wedding flowers

While there are many year-round beauties you can use, these seasonal blooms look beautiful in bouquets (and they're all available in shades of purple!).

Most of these flowers can either be elegant, unique, or rustic, depending on what you pair them with and the style you choose.