Photograph by: Jennifer Baciocco Photography
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Did you know there are four distinct shades of Lilac? Floral Lilac, Lilac Grey, Lilac Blue, and Old (dark) Lilac. With the wide variety hues available, it seems natural that so many brides would choose this wonderfully sentimental and romantic color palette. Hints of Lilac are abundant in nature; you can create amazing designs with highlights of Lavender, Wisteria, Orchids, and Hydrangea. All of these gorgeous flowers pull from the same floral color palette.
Lilac is extraordinarily versatile - it is a subtle combination of blush and violet and can pair with light and dark browns, white, ecru's, and a million shades of green. The wedding pictured above, brought to us by the extremely talented Jennifer Baciocco, incorporates several shades of lilac in soft subtle ways. The groomsmen's ties present a soft color contrast; a bit of muse to the traditional dark suit. The soft and tranquil hue of the Peonies used in the chair decor blends perfectly into the color scheme, but has a more sophisticated feel.
I love the floral decor around the pool - the combination of the muted violet with the river rock ads texture and a sense of nature to things, and the table decor is out of this world - creating depth and dimension, pulling in so many textures from the urns to the apples and richly colored tulips. Gorgeous!
This spectacular wedding was held at a private estate in Napa. Sorry brides, strictly off limits unless you're related; however, like so many incredible things about Napa, any outdoor garden setting will look fabulous with this color palette. The natural greens and browns found in the surrounding elements are a perfect compliment. If you are using this color palette at an indoor venue, then I'd recommend pairing the colors with either a chocolate brown, ecru, or possibly a soft sage green linen.