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February 25

Purple Wedding in Prince Rupert

Today is all about fifty shades of purple! 

This classic styled purple wedding theme in the beautiful Prince Rupert is a real dream come true. The bold color choice allow for the hues to pop in almost everywhere you look, from the florals to the personalized wine bottles. We’re also loving the ocean views this location has to offer and these photographs taken by the ever-talented Stefania Bowler Photography really capture the charm of Lia and Alan’s big day.

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purple wedding bouquet

purple wedding grooms suit hanging up

grooms shoes on wood floor

groomsmen cheersing with beer

purple wedding shoes on window ledge

brides dress hanging up

From the Photographer…

The lovely couple chose to work with silver and shades of plum and purple colors which can be seen throughout the bridal party’s attire, bouquets, and decor. Lia wore a beautiful ball gown accented with a floral design and jewels paired with cute purple flats, the groom was in a grey suit with dark purple accents. The groom’s wedding ring is a unique Damascus steel band, and fit his style perfectly.

The Bride’s sister helped construct all the reception decor, which is completely DIY. The tables were covered with white linens and purple runners. The center pieces consisted of tall vases filled with large diamond shaped ornaments and lined with purple ribbon and crystal like gems. It was then topped with a purple paper pompom and the same crystal like gems for some added sparkle. These gems can also be seen around the handmade napkin holders and in the center of purple flowers on the tables to tie it all together.

mom helping bride get ready in the mirror

bride with her bridesmaids purple bouquets together

bride walking through purple ribbon her mom and dad are holding

There are many traditions in the Italian culture when a daughter gets married. One in particular being the ribbon cutting, which takes place at the front door of the family home before the bride heads off to the church. The parents of the bride hold a ribbon which is then cut by the bride. The cut ribbon represents the parents giving the bride away and good luck as she leaves the family home.

The ceremony was held in the Catholic Church, surrounded by family and friends near and far and there wasn’t a dry eye to be seen (including mine lol) as the couple recited their own written vows to one another. Relatives surprised the couple with thrown rice and bubbles as they exited the church, another tradition that could not be overlooked.

father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle

wedding party in catholic church

black and white photo of couple sitting in catholic church

flower girl and ring bearer walking down the aisle of catholic church for purple wedding

bride and groom walking out of church doors

bride and groom walking out of catholic church

black and white photo of bride and groom in car

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purple themed table at wedding reception

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personalized wine bottles at wedding reception

white wedding cake with purple flowers

wedding party cracking up at head table

bride and groom kissing on doc

bride and groom holding each other on a dock

bride with her arms around groom holding purple wedding bouquet

bride and groom standing in front of wooden fence

You will quickly see the humor this couple shares with their bridal party when you look through their portraits. This lovely group of people made it so easy to do my job, even with the unpredictable weather changes that Prince Rupert is known for it didn’t stop us from having fun. We were so thrilled the weather changed from rain, to clouds, to full out sunshine. We started at the waterfront, where the bridal party was daring and ready to do anything I asked which included jumping off a wall that borders the waterfront, and a bridesmaid face off. Later we were off to the historic courthouse building which is in the center of Prince Rupert, a popular spot for portraits.

groom with the bridesmaids in purple in front of trees

bride standing with groomsmen

bride getting her dress blown up in front of brick building

bride with bridesmaids in purple dresses in front of brick building

groom with groomsmen standing in the grass in front of wooden fence

bride and groom kissing on ledge and wedding party looking at them surprised

wedding party jumping off of ledge


Photographer:  Stefania Bowler Photography//Reception Venue: Highliner Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre//
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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December 19

A Chic Purple Winter Wedding

We are overjoyed to be showcasing this adorable, vintage wedding with you all.

Melissa and Mike held their December wedding at The Mansion At Valley Country Club, in Baltimore Maryland. This mansion was built in the 1800s, and has since been renovated when former NFL star, Art Donovan, purchased the property. This venue offers gorgeous fireplaces, elegant chandeliers, a grand Victorian staircase, stunning oil paintings, a sport’s bar, and even an old cocktail room. What more could newlyweds ask for?

This winter wedding has beautiful, deep purple hues paired with soft shades of grey. Their special day is traditional and oh so elegant. We are swooning over all of the twinkly lights and dangling chandeliers. But we especially love the fun modern twist, near the end of their wedding!


Photography Credit: Eastport Photography

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bride in sweetheart shaped wedding dress holding a purple and white baby's breath wedding flower bouquet

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bridesmaids holding white flowers during a winter wedding

bride and groom exchanging vows under twinkly lights

bride and groom standing in front of old victorian house

groom and bride hugging at winter wedding outside under big oak trees

chandelier glowing in the night

chandelier hanging above a bride and groom

hilarious newlyweds dancing at their wedding reception making all their guests laugh and cheer

bride standing with a group of girlfriends at her wedding reception having a beer

new bride hugging her father on the dance floor at her wedding

elegant white wedding cake with a P initial on it for their monogram

purple Converse shoes for the wedding party

wedding exit where bride and groom leave with glow sticks from wedding guests


Venue: The Mansion at Valley Country Club

DJ: Frank Marsden IV / Friendly Entertainment

Florist:  Connie Clark / Violets Florist

Hair and Makeup Artists: Haute Wheels

Transportation: Z Best Limousines


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November 9

Elegant Purple Wedding Ideas

We’re falling in love with the color of the season: majestic purple. The color of royals, this wedding inspiration palette is made with shades from deep amethyst to soft orchid. From the bridal shoes to candle centerpieces, this wedding is anything but color-shy. Don’t be afraid to go bold with this beautiful hue. A purple wedding theme is both elegant and timeless- it adds a touch of feminine flare, without going overboard!

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Featured Invitation: Luscious Lacing

A classic lace-inspired invitation gets a fresh update in deep purple. Rich and royal, it preps the guest for an affair to remember. The lace design extends to the back of card for a beautiful detail.

A jewel-tone hue like purple makes a bold statement against a white bridal gown. Mix roses and lilies to create this vibrant flower bouquet. Mix and match shades to create contrast.

An ombre palette of lavender, orchid and grape wine look elegant in floor-length bridesmaid dresses. Mismatched gowns are such a trend, and make a dramatic entrance in this spirited hue.

Clusters of roses take the cake on this tiered wedding cake. The wedding cake is simple and minimal in its design so it serves as the perfect backdrop to a beautiful cluster of purple roses and orchids.

Nothing says lavish more than romantic lighting at a wedding reception. Dress up your tablescape with hurricane candle holders, mercury glass votives, and decadent purple candles.

Radiant orchid is so luxe in satin pumps. Pretty bows add a flirty touch. These add the perfect pop of color as the bride walks down the aisle or grooves on the dance floor.

Love makes us rich and so does this royal, radiant hue of the season. Purple is the color of kings and queens and in our case, brides and grooms. Don’t be afraid to go bold and dress up your ceremony and reception with gorgeous shades in a purple palette.