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!
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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
Yep drinks! How about a Lavender Lemonade for a refreshing and elegant homemade tipple, just perfect for a Summer wedding!
How romantic is this ombre cascading Hydrangea centerpiece?? *swoon*
Flower Girl Dress
Wedding Cake Topper
Rustic Boho Wedding Cake Topper ~ The Roomba
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!
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?…..
Or how about some exquisite lace or beaded embroidery, for a look that is a little more traditional, but no less beautiful…..
Perfect for boho brides and bridesmaids alike (either or) a fresh flower crown in a palette of pretty purples…..
Or for something more elegant, a floral headpiece adorning your veil or updo…..
These vintage printed puches filled with dried lavender would make a sweet thankyou gift for your family, friends and guests…..
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!
Add a hint of Amethyst with some well chosen accessories, like a boutonniere or bowtie for a subtle look your man will love…..
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…..
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……
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!