How to Create the Perfect Winter Wedding Palette: Plum & Platinum

The moment a couple commits to walking down the aisle, it sets the stage for numerous impending decisions. The first of those decisions typically addresses another important pairing: choosing a color palette that will be the backdrop for the wedding celebration. The process requires its own special alchemy and can make magic from sometimes unexpected duos. It’s not a choice to take lightly (or too seriously, either!), but color plays a key role in setting the tone for your wedding events. What qualities would you want your wedding to reflect? Together, the hues plum and platinum are refined, welcoming and festive, perfect for a memorable, timeless event.

Wedding Bands: Gemvara // Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo // Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas // Cake: Love Letter Cake Shop // Earrings: Kwiat


There’s no better place to begin a platinum and plum celebration than with engagement and wedding rings. The strength and longevity of platinum jewelry makes it a perfectly romantic symbol for unending love. Platinum holds precious stones in place securely, and that applies to diamonds and other stones, too. The deep shade of a rhodolite garnet or purple sapphire wedding band will complement the bride-to-be’s engagement ring, and be a forever reminder of her plum and platinum wedding theme.

Dressing for the occasion of a wedding in tones of plum and platinum adds richness and luster to the event.  Brides who don’t want to stray from convention can opt for a traditional white dress with shimmering platinum accents and embroidery, while full-on metallic gowns–like Jenny Packham’s Dallas gown–provides a stronger statement.

While the bride rightfully calls dibs on the white tones (or shall we say platinum tones), the bridesmaids will be happy to wear the elegance of plum. And with just a few accessories, whether it’s a crisp pocket square, dress socks or a handsome boutonnière, groomsmen can bring plum and platinum into their wedding day attire as well.

The key to pulling off the palette is to artistically thread it into every aspect of the occasion, from start to finish. Radiant invitations on platinum accented pages set the scene. On the wedding day dress up tabletops with blooms in tones of plum and platinum; flowers in every shape and size— from sculptural calla lilies to exotic orchids and lush dahlias— can be found in the luscious tones of plum. Even a wedding cake can be embellished with details that are reminiscent of your precious platinum jewelry, though it won’t last nearly as long!

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