3 Ways to Use Ultra Violet for Weddings

Have you heard? Pantone has named Ultra Violet as the wedding color of the year for 2018.  We are in love with this bold and vibrant hue!  Wondering how to incorporate this color into your wedding?  Check out the ideas below to get creative with adding ultra violet to your color palette!


An ultra violet wedding cake may sound over-the-top…until you see these gorgeous designs by Maggie Austin! We love how she uses sugar flowers, ruffle icing, and delicate layers to soften the look of this color.  And, you can experiment with different shades of ultra violet to match your wedding style. All in all, we’re loving these ultra violet wedding cakes! P.S. See more of Maggie Austin’s wedding cake masterpieces in each issue of this free wedding magazine!

Photo Credit: Maggie Austin


Illuminate your reception venue with ultra violet uplighting! Uplights add ambiance and a vibrant wash of color for the walls. For a subtle touch, just use a few uplights placed on pillars or other accent areas in your venue.  Otherwise, for a more dramatic look, place uplights 5-10 feet apart around the entire room.  Here are two photos from our clients showing the subtle versus dramatic look with ultra violet uplighting.  P.S. You can rent uplights online for just $19/each + free shipping nationwide!


Ready to go all out with ultra violet? Use actual ultra violet lights for your dance floor!  These are commonly referred to as UV lights or black lights.  Everyone on the dance floor will glow in the dark, and the entire area will be washed in an ultra violet hue!  All you need is one black light to illuminate the dance floor.  Just plug it in, set on a table, and aim towards the dance floor. Rent black lights online for just $99 + free shipping nationwide!  This is definitely a great way to add a unique and fun effect for your reception.

So that’s a look at 3 ways to incorporate ultra violet into your wedding color palette. We hope you enjoyed these ideas! Until next time, happy wedding planning!

Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here

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