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21 Ideas for a Breathtaking Amethyst Wedding

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Today I’m excited to be sharing the second in our series looking at the meanings behind our most cherished stones. I so enjoyed the first (you can see Garnet in all its glory here if you missed it) and have been looking forward to February ever since. Because February’s birthstone is the beautiful Amethyst, and if ever there was a hue perfect for a wedding, it is this one!

Romantic Amethyst Wedding Ideas

Amethyst has been adored for centuries – and it is easy to see why! In fact ancient civilizations prized the gem more than many that today are considered far more valuable, such as sapphires and rubies – for some time, it was even valued equally with diamonds! Which explains why it makes an appearance in royal jewel collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. Nowadays, it is the 6th anniversary gemstone – I hope you’re making a note of these because I don’t know about you, but I would much sooner receive something Amethyst than Iron or Wood!

The stone is thought to encourage calmness, bravery, and contemplation; as well as chastity and sobriety – so not quite as romantic as Garnet then! But the poem published by Tiffany in 1870 suggested….. “The February-born shall find Sincerity and peace of mind, Freedom from passion and from care, If they an amethyst will wear.”

And don’t forget, you don’t have to use the gem alone to bring your Amethyst wedding to life! Sprinkle the beautiful shades of purple they come in throughout your day to give a subtle reference to the sentiments and symbolism. Here’s some ideas to get you started…..

 

Engagement Ring

Coloured stones make a great alternative to the traditional diamond, making not only a stylish statement but also costing considerably less per carat – which means more bling for your buck! So whether you were a February baby, received a February proposal, or simply love the colour; purple amethyst makes a beautiful choice for your engagement ring…..

Stunning Amethyst Halo Engagement Ring

Pop Ring on Etsy

 

Invitations

Give your guests their first glimpse of all you have planned for your big day with your stationery. Vivacious and , Amethyst is the perfect hue for some romantic floral watercolors…..

Amethyst Wedding Invitation

Amethyst Floral Wedding InvitationAlexa Nelson Prints

 

Bridal Bouquet

A mix of seasonal blooms in a palette of purples, from deep, dark and decadent, to soft and sweet, makes for the most breathtaking bridal bouquet…..

Beautiful Amethyst Bridal Bouquet

Gathering Events // Photography ~ Elisa Bricker via Once Wed

 

Bridesmaids Dresses

Perfect for mismatching, as well as versatile enough to suit almost any venue, season, style or theme, this is is a look your bridesmaids will love as much as you do…..

Amethyst Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

This Modern Romance

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Amethyst Beaded Bridesmaid Dress

Beaded Short Sleeve GownAdrianna Pappell

 

Drinks

Yep drinks! How about a Lavender Lemonade for a refreshing and elegant homemade tipple, just  perfect for a Summer wedding!

Wedding Drink

Best Photography via SMP

 

Jewelry

Amethyst Statement Necklace

‘Glitzy Spritz’ Statement Necklace ~ Kate Spade

 

Floral Centerpieces

How romantic is this ombre cascading Hydrangea centerpiece?? *swoon*

Purple Cascading Floral Centerpiece

Ribbon Weddings // Photography ~ Carike Ridout Photography via Burnetts Boards on Aisle Society

 

Flower Girl Dress

Lavender Flower Girl Dress

The Penelope Flower Girl Dress ~ Doloris Petunia

 

Wedding Cake Topper

Bird Wedding Cake Toppers

Cute Bird Wedding Cake Toppers ~ Red Light Studio

Amethyst Rustic Boho Wedding Cake Topper

Rustic Boho Wedding Cake Topper ~ The Roomba

 

Chair Decor

Amethyst Floral Wedding Chair Decor

Sophie Epton Fine Art Photography via Chic Vintage Brides

 

Shoes

What stylish bride wouldn’t love to see these sparkly beauties peeping out from under her gown? Not to mention sitting in the bottom of her wardrobe long after the big day!

Glittery Amethyst Bridal Shoes

Romy Pointy Toe Pump ~ Jimmy Choo

 

Wedding Dress

Or for a bold bride who is looking for more than just a pair of shoes to make a style statement, and is happy to shy away from the traditional white gown; how about this beautiful Amethyst hued fairytale?…..

Amethyst Wedding Dress

Serenity Wedding Dress ~ Li Bright Wedding Dress

Or how about some exquisite lace or beaded embroidery, for a look that is a little more traditional, but no less beautiful…..

Amethyst Embroidered Wedding Dress

Amethyst Crystal Bridal Headpiece

Amethyst Crystal Crown ~ Melinda Rose Design

 

Place Settings

Amethyst Wedding Place Setting

Jessica Burke Photography via SMP

 

Flower Crown

Perfect for boho brides and bridesmaids alike (either or) a fresh flower crown in a palette of pretty purples…..

Amethyst Bridal Flower Crown

Ryan Ray Photography via SMP

Or for something more elegant, a floral headpiece adorning your veil or updo…..

Purple Floral Headpiece

Sophie Epton Fine Art Photography via Chic Vintage Brides

 

Favours

These vintage printed puches filled with dried lavender would make a sweet thankyou gift for your family, friends and guests…..

Vintage Lavender Sachet Wedding Favours

Lavender Sachet Favours ~ Abundant Haven

 

Makeup

I would never have thought of going purple for your makeup, if I hadn’t seen this beautiful bride with her bold yet romantic eye shadow – isn’t it lovely? And clearly this is a color that is bang on trend, because the beauty counters are full of it!

Purple Eye Shadow

Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

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Groom’s Attire

Add a hint of Amethyst with some well chosen accessories, like a boutonniere or bowtie for a subtle look your man will love…..

Groom's Boutonniere

Murray Clarke via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Amethyst Groom's Bow Tie

Liberty of London Bow Tie ~ Stag Handmade

 

Wedding Cake

A softer shade of Amethyst makes for a pretty finish to your wedding cake. You can either go all out and have it completely iced in this pretty purple, finished with a topper or a few fresh flowers…..

Amethyst Wedding Cake

Two Little Bakers // Photography ~ White Images via Chic Vintage Brides

Or, add a splash of the shade with a ribbon tied around an ornate cake stand and some fresh flowers cascading down a simple white wedding cake……

Amethyst Flower Adorned Wedding Cake

Bradley James Photography via SMP

I do so love this pretty shade of purple! It makes me wish we had had an Amethyst hued celebration *sigh* I might even have to make it the color for this year’s Valentines Inspiration Board!

Oh and want to know what’s coming next before you go? Well March’s birthstone is just the perfect shade for a Spring wedding….   Aquamarine – I can’t wait already!

Amy

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