* Picking a wedding color doesn't mean you have to be limited to just one shade. For example, Brocklesby points out, purple is a trending color for weddings this year, and you can incorporate variances of it throughout your wedding. "Lighter shades like lavender and lilac are more feminine and sensitive, creating a mood of romance," she says. "They're a great choice for bridesmaids' gowns." Add interest to the color theme by using darker shades like plum or deep purples for table linens and even lighting elements. "Using these darker shades can create an impression of magic, fantasy or extravagance," Brocklesby says.