A Magical Wedding: Outdoor Purple Wedding Reception Ideas


Choosing a color palette for your big day is exciting and consuming at the same time. Should you opt for pastel peach? Or maybe turquoise hues? Or how about keeping it neutral with hints of metallic finishes? There is an overwhelming range of color palettes to choose from and one of the more original choices is represented by no other than… purple! If you are about to celebrate your nuptials outdoors, and want to incorporate purple tones in your décor, then check out these fresh outdoor purple wedding reception ideas that will definitely help you achieve a magical setting!

A Magical Wedding: Outdoor Purple Wedding Reception Ideas

The Purple Vineyard

A lantern centerpiece is just what you need in case you are planning a fabulous purple wedding in the middle of nature. Add a vineyard theme and you are on the right track! Check out these shabby lantern centerpieces with gorgeous purple flowers!

Create a Photo-Booth Backdrop

One of the most entertaining activities at any party, including weddings, is taking pictures with your friends. And if you are going strong with the purple theme, then a theme photo-booth backdrop is a great touch! Check out this ombre pleated paper backdrop! Your photos will certainly look amazing!

Purple Stationery and Labels

Customize all your stationery and prints, from invitations to table numbers, menus and labels in order to fit the theme of your outdoor purple wedding reception. These wine bottle labels are both practical and lovely next to your centerpieces.

Rustic Woodland

If you were thinking that rustic and purple could not possibly go together, then think again. Follow a rustic woodland theme with these log slices that make perfect layered centerpieces. Add small jars with delicate mauve flowers and you’re set!

The New Confetti – Purple Glitter

Forgo the expected confetti and give your guests the option to impersonate true fairies with magical purple glitter! And even better, you can use little bottles of glitter as wedding favors to capture the magical feeling of your outdoor wedding.

Sweet Chair Decorations

When opting for an effortless outdoor wedding, sturdy satin bows with shiny finishes can look too precious and artificial. But what works amazingly in a natural space is equally natural chair decoration – use affordable flowers such as gypsophila in combination with lavender for sweet little bouquets to attach on the seats.

The Purple Ombre Cake

When you dream celebration is an outdoor purple wedding reception, then the cake is one of the most important key elements. And since you want it to look effortless, breezy and natural, go for a simple style and decorate it with sweet flowers – check out this gorgeous and minimalistic purple ombre cake with blooms.

Painted Mason Jars

Another easy way to introduce your desired color in your outdoor reception is very affordable as well: painted mason jars! Check out these stunning shades of purple and aqua with dainty baby’s breath flowers, perfect as centerpieces, or as accents on the guestbook and candle buffet tables.

A Purple Tree Guestbook

Guestbooks are a must these days at weddings and if you are looking for the right one, then definitely pick something nature-inspired, since that’s what outdoor weddings call for. This purple fingerprint tree is as interactive and as pretty as it gets – all you need is a tree sketch and purple finger paint.

Wild Purple Flowers

For an outdoor purple wedding reception, you need a gorgeous flowers in stunning shades. And since you are opting for a no-roof event, keep it effortless with wild flowers such as these. This gorgeous bouquet in purple shades with lots of greenery is an excellent choice.

Paper Lanterns

For a full on bohemian effect, choose inexpensive paper lanterns in all shades of lilac and purple in order to achieve a magical setting for your reception. Use white or gold and silver as accents if you need a secondary color.

A Purple Dessert Table

Dessert tables or candy buffets are a must these days at wedding receptions and if you want to mesmerize as well as delight your guests with amazing treats that look almost too pretty to eat, then go for something like this: color-matched cake pops in the prettiest purple shades.

The Perfect Potpourri

Another great alternative to paper confetti, besides magical glitter, of course, is… potpourri! Perfumed, natural and in pretty shades of purple, packaged in little Kraft paper cones, it is a great touch to an outdoor purple wedding reception.

Pretty Tissue Pompom Garlands

A great way to incorporate more color in your outdoor wedding receptions that won’t even shake your budget is to opt for these pretty tiny pompoms garlands in shades of mauve, combined with a secondary color – in this case, grey. Attach them to trees or around the dance-floor and enjoy the stunning look.