18 Purple Wedding Cake Designs for Fall, Winter or Anytime of the Year
Looking to add a pop of color to your wedding dessert table? See all the purple wedding cake designs we’re obsessing over right now.
If you’ve chosen purple as one of your wedding colors, you already know how amazing it looks in flower arrangements, decor, and photos—but it’s also an excellent choice for your wedding cake! There are so many ways to decorate purple wedding cakes, from trendy ombré frosting and marbled fondant, to fresh blooms and even bunches of grapes or berries. While purple is one of the most popular colors for fall weddings, the truth is that it’s a versatile choice no matter your wedding season. We’ve compiled some of our favorite purple wedding cake designs you can bookmark and share with your cake baker when prepping for the big day.
Take a look at these gorgeous purple wedding cakes to find one that matches your aesthetic.
Cake by Sweet Mazie’s Baked Goods
Go for a modern effect by adorning your cake with abstract, colorful accents, like these 3D sugar pieces that cascade down one side of the cake. For even more pizzazz, add edible gold leaf for a touch of bling.
Getting married at a vineyard or having a wine-themed wedding? Decorate your cake with bunches of purple grapes for an easy but appetizing dessert. Bonus: it’s waste-free, since you can eat the grapes instead of tossing them.
Cake by Sweet Petite Treats
This colorful confection is whimsical and cheerful, thanks to the pink and lilac flowers that are hand-painted onto the dark purple buttercream. The slightly 3D look of the flowers is perfect for adding impact to an otherwise plain purple wedding cake.
Pops of orange
You may not immediately think of orange as a complimentary color for purple, but when paired together, this bold duo is amazing for a fall wedding. Use flowers in various shades of orange, burgundy, and purple—this arrangement includes roses, ranunculus, dahlias, wax flowers, and astrantia—to jazz up a white buttercream cake.
This opulent cake is basically a work of art that you can eat. Start with a smooth white fondant base, then add abstract purple brushstrokes and finish with delicate floral bas relief accents (a raised motif or appliqué that has sculpture-like qualities). Purple sugar flowers and gold leaf elevate the design of this purple wedding cake even more.
As if the purple ombré effect on this wedding cake wasn’t cool enough, the ruffled layers add even more visual detail and wow factor.
If you’re leaning toward a more simplistic purple wedding cake design, a few clusters of lisianthus look lovely against a white buttercream cake. Hand-piped icing and a silver cake stand complete the look to make this an elegant, classic setup.
Embrace the current tie-dye craze by decorating your wedding cake with marbled purple fondant. The swirls of light and dark purple are perfect for an upbeat, trend-filled celebration.
For a vintage-themed wedding, we can’t imagine anything more beautiful than a cake decorated with edible lace (yup, it’s a thing!). Your cake baker can use special molds and a thickened sugar mixture to create lace bands that are applied directly to your wedding cake. Purple sugar lace looks especially pretty as a pop of color on a white cake.
Pastel and barely-there versions of purple can look just as amazing as their brighter counterparts. This three-tier fondant cake with lavender-hued roses would be so pretty for a spring or summertime wedding in the countryside.
Chocolate drip cake
Chocolate lovers, we’ve found your ideal purple wedding cake. Transform your cake into a decadent masterpiece by adding rich chocolate drip icing and topping it off with extra sweet treats, like macarons, meringues, fresh berries, or powdered sugar.
Give your wedding cake an outdoorsy vibe by decorating it with a miniature wreath made from monkey vine or grapevine. Incorporate tiny purple flowers, like wax flowers, rosebuds, or lisianthus, to add some color to the design.
If you’re not into decorating your cake with real flowers, try intricate sugar flowers instead. They’re an easy way to put a decorative spin on your wedding cake—keep the rest of the cake plain for a traditional look, or go modern by adding marbled and colored fondant like the cake above.
Mix some pastel hues into your purple wedding cake design for an ethereal, romantic look. Pastel pink, blue, and peach all look wonderful next to a pale purple hue—use flowers, a cake topper, or frosting to incorporate all of the colors together.
For a truly unique design (and a guaranteed show-stopper), cut your cake into two halves and display it with a flower-filled center. Work with your cake baker and florist to figure out the logistics on this one—you may need to make some adjustments in terms of cake type, structure, and the flowers included, but the work is worth it in the end!
We’re loving the contrast of these ‘floating’ sugar vines against a mauve-y purple wedding cake. This design would look amazing for a garden wedding theme!
Purple clematis vines will give your cake a perfectly undone look that works if you’re into an earthy, boho vibe. The loose flowers work especially well with the fluffy, airy buttercream frosting.
Whether you’re an artist or not, there’s no denying that this watercolor-inspired cake is a masterpiece. It’s proof that you can combine multiple trends into one cake—fresh flowers, berries, drip icing, abstract brushstrokes, gold leaf—and totally nail the look.
Looking to add a pop of color to your wedding dessert table? See all the purple wedding cake designs we're obsessing over right now.
62 Glamorous Dark Purple Wedding Inspirational Ideas
I tend to think of winter weddings as being more glamorous and I’m absolutely smitten with this glam palette of dark purple. It would make for such an elegant wedding, right? Dark colors always look more couture, fashionable, chic than the light ones. As for deep purple specifically, it combines very easily and beautifully with many different colors that can soften it (like shades of pink, green, etc.) or add even more glamour (like silver, black, gold, etc.). Just choose what better suits you and your beloved, your vision of the wedding. Here’s a gorgeous purple wedding gallery for you to peruse and get the inspiration.
Purple Wedding Attire
Not every bride will wear a purple wedding dress but you may always go for gorgeous purple wedding shoes – velvet ones, with laser cutouts, with ankle straps and embellishments – any that you like! Bridesmaids may wear purple dresses – maxi, midi, knee ones, with various kinds of necklines, cuts and detailing, it’s up to you and your gals. Grooms and groomsmen can wear purple ties and boutonnieres and if you are a daring groom, feel free to wear a deep purple suit!
a purple groom suit with a thin black tie and black shoes is a gerat alternative to traditional black or grey
a purple velvet tux with black lapels is a refined and chic groom’s outfit idea
elegant beautiful purple heeled shoes with curlicue cutouts and front buckle
purple velvet heels bring a touch of color and pure elegance to your look
short mismatching eggplant purple knee bridesmaid dresses are elegant and chic
a strapless purple dress like that can be rocked by both a bride and a bridesmaid
strapless purple knee bridesmaid dresses for a fall or winter wedding
a black suit, a white shirt and a purple tie for a bold and chic look
strapless maxi mermaid bridesmaid dresses and lilac bridesmaid bouquets
a neutral wedding dress can be accented with purple lining to add color
a wedding ring with purple inside is a gorgeous idea to memorize your wedding color scheme
a deep purple manicure is a chic idea for a bride and bridesmaids
Purple Wedding Decor
There’s no wedding without flowers! So rock purple and lilac blooms in bouquets, centerpieces and on your wedding arch – play with various shades and textures to create a romantic and soft look. Don’t add much greenery to fill the space with the color you’ve chosen, and the result will be wow! Keep adding this color to the wedding decor with cutlery, menus, chargers, chair decor and napkins, don’t go all-purple as it will look tasteless. Pair purple with gold for a refined feel, with ivory and white for a fresh look or with black for a gothic wedding. Send purple wedding invitations to hint on the main wedding color.
a deep purple calla wedding bouquet and a matching groom’s boutonniere
deep purple calla bouquets may be offered to bridesmaids for an elegant feel
a deep purple wedding bouquet with touches of green
a deep purple calla wedding bouquet with a neutral wrap is timeless classics for a bride
a neutral and pink wedding bouquet spruced up with dark callas and purple touches
a purple tablecloth and a lush floral centerpiece with purple touches
a purple tablecloth, a purple invitation and a cake topper
a purple tablecloth, purple petals and purple favor boxes
purple glasses, purple vases and purple callas for a bright and unique tablescape
a bright purple tablecloth and a lush bright purple floral centerpiece make up a bold combo
a purple tablecloth, amethyst candle holders and napkin rings look chic and bold, geodes are very trendy
purple chairs, florals and invitations for elegant and refined wedding decor
an ivory and purple candy table with various types of candies in bold purple
a purple tablecloth and a centerpiece made of of bright purple feathers
purple florals and a purple chair with tulle and signage to add color to the reception
a silver chair with a deep purple bow and embellishments plus a purple napkin for an exquisite touch
refined deep purple wedding stationery with floral patterns
a purple patterned napkin with a burlap napkin ring and a monogrammed heart
elegant purple and white wedding stationery with calligraphy is a stylish idea
white lace wedding stationery with a silk purple bow
a white lace ring pillow decorated with purple fabric flowers is a stylish way to deliver the rings
a wedding centerpiece of glasses with candles and with purple blooms inside
purple cutlery will add special chic to the tablescape
elegant deep purple wedding stationery with floral prints
a beautiful lilac and purple wedding arch with greenery and various blooms
a bright lilac, purple and pink wedding arch with airy fabric for a romantic touch
a chic purple and gold wedding tablescape with lush neutral florals
a moody fall wedding bouquet with greenery and deep purple roses and blooms
a puple and lilac wedding bouquet with a beautiful structure
a purple and lilac wedding bouquet features different shades of purple
a purple nd grey wedding tablescape with purple candles, blooms and menus and calmer grey shades
a purple wedding arch with curtains, lush blooms and greenery looks very eye-catching
a rustic wedidng tablescape with a purple table runner, napkins and fall leaves
a watercolor violet wedding cake is a bold and trendy idea
a wedding bouquet in ths shades of purple and lilac looks very soft and romantic
a white mason jar centrepiece with purple and white flowers and a burlap table number
Purple Wedding Treats
Order purple wedding cupcakes and cakes to make your dessert table cooler. Go for an ombre effect, watercolor, galaxy-themed designs, purple blooms and purple edible geodes. Make a candy table in purple and voila – you have a gorgeous purple wedding!
ultra violet galaxy wedding stationery with white envelopes looks just amazing
a white wedding cake topped with purple and blush blooms plus some leaves
a purple wedding cheesecake with edible flowers and blueberries
a purple and metallic wedding cake with hexagons and a marble effect
a naked wedding cake decorated with purple blooms and topped with a purple macaron
delicious chocolate cake pops with purple liners and purple bows on top
a patterned wedding cake decorated with purple flowers
a white patterned wedding cake decorated with purple ribbons
a black and white patterned wedding cake topped with purple flowers
cupcakes with blueberry jam is a gorgeous idea for your dessert table
a wedding cake designed as a giant cupcake in neutrals and purple and real cupcakes with purple sugar blooms on top
Dark colors always look more couture, fashionable, chic than the light ones. Lets see how to rock dark purple colors on weddings.