This wedding inspirational photo shoot just may have one of the prettiest wedding cakes we’ve ever seen. Like touches from a brush of paint, the icing is a masterpiece!
Of course, the wedding dress worn by the happy bride makes a bright and bold watercolour statement as well. If pretty is what you are looking for, this wedding inspiration will provide.
What to Look for in a Venue for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
Now that you’ve chosen an excitingly radiant colour scheme for your big day, you must pick the best wedding venue that complements your motif. You need to ensure that its existing décor and design don’t clash with your theme. When visiting potential wedding sites, always have your wedding colours in mind and visualise how they would look in a particular space.
You can achieve any look and feel with watercolour. But if you’re going for bold and vibrant shades, you’ll want a venue that emphasises those lively hues. If you want a room you can design and convert any way you wish to, studios and industrial spaces are good options. It’s also always a plus to pick a location with picturesque scenery.
Colour Palettes for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
People incorporate watercolour into their wedding in varying degrees – some more, others minimal. Suppose you want the watercolour theme highlighted throughout every element of your reception and ceremony. In that case, you’ll be playing with different hues, including gold, neutrals, bright shades of yellow and blue, and darker colours of violet, blue, and red.
Mixing an array of different colours in one event can seem overwhelming, but these breezy watercolour details have taken the wedding world by storm for a reason. Whether you’re going for a soft muted palette or vivid, bold colours, watercolour-inspired celebrations will create a lasting impression on your guests.
Table Setting Style for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
Bring life and fun to your event by integrating a few watercolour details into your reception table. Keep your centrepiece light and simple and consider incorporating some geometric elements. For instance, a hollow iron vase holder with cylindrical test tube vases filled with colourful flowers will instantly get everyone’s attention and offer a modern and minimalist touch to the wedding table.
We also love the coloured vintage glassware and gold cutlery that stand out on a classy lace table runner. For the dinnerware, you want something that would playfully match the vibrant colours of your wedding flowers, like flower-rimmed plates or floral charger plates.
Dresses & Accessories for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
By opting for a watercolour wedding theme, you’ve decided to go beyond the ordinary and embrace the uniqueness of this motif. So why not take another step out of your comfort zone by ditching the traditional white bridal gown? The floral print wedding dress is every fashionista bride’s colourful dream. You’ll undoubtedly be the centre of attention as soon as you walk down the aisle wearing a stunning dress that’s beyond the ordinary.
For your accessories, don’t make the mistake of wearing a flower crown or any floral ornament. Instead, stick with beads, gems, and stones like jade, pearl, moonstone, turquoise, and more, to complete the look.
Groom Style for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
The groom can be as creative and playful as the bride to match the wedding style. Since watercolour-inspired events tend to be casual, you may skip the formal black tuxedo and tie. Alternatively, wear an off-white or beige suit, which goes well with coloured shirts and is perfect for summer and spring weddings.
For a statement-making fashion, pick a darker shade for your shirt, like deep purple, to give your outfit a nice contrast. Then to go all out, pair it with a solid magenta necktie to enhance the bright and colourful aesthetic at your wedding. It’s also another way to add a pop of colour to the groom’s style.
Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
A watercolour wedding bouquet is sure to impress. It’s one of the bride’s most essential accessories, so it’s important to pick the right wedding flowers that complement the bride’s overall look and highlight the theme, like primroses, tulips, roses, purple pansies, and hydrangeas.
But if your favourite flowers are off-season, you can experiment with other colourful blooms available year-round. These include carnations, delphinium, eucalyptus, and calla lilies that come in various beautiful colours.
A brightly-hued combination of fresh flowers is nothing short of remarkable. And we love that it doesn’t look overwhelming even when paired with the bride’s floral printed wedding dress.
Wedding Invitations for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
Wedding invitations provide a great opportunity to give your guests a hint of all the colourful creations awaiting them on your big day. So ignite their curiosity and provide them with something to look forward to by sending a handpainted watercolour invitation suite. It ensures that your invitation cards are just as unique as you and your special celebration.
Besides being popular and easily customisable, the best thing about watercolour-inspired stationery is its eye-catching and dreamy look. It’s also easy to style for various wedding themes, and you can design it the way you want, adding your personal touch to your invitation cards.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
With the plethora of wedding cake ideas out there, it can be daunting to think about what yours should be like. However, if you already have a wedding theme, then the solution is simple: match the cake with your wedding theme.
If you’re unsure where to start, just think ‘light’ because that is the essence of watercolour. When doing watercolour painting, the image looks smudged yet beautifully clear. This is precisely how you can design the colour of your cake: a white outer layer with rainbow-coloured smears surrounding the cake. If you want to add some style, you can layer icing on top and make it appear as though it’s melting.
Ceremony Decor for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
Your wedding ceremony is the most critical part of your wedding day. It’s the part where you legally become husband and wife. It can be a very emotional time for everyone, which is why you need to plan your ceremony decor in advance so you can focus more on the moment. To maximise the design of your watercolour theme, consider where you'll be holding the ceremony.
For example, if the setting is by the ocean, you could have an arch with white curtains painted with the colours of watercolour. Or, if you’re inside the chapel, you could have a row of light blue, pink, and yellow flowers behind the priest. As your photographer immortalises this precious moment with photos, they’ll also capture your watercolour wedding theme.
Favours & Gifts for a Bright and Bold Watercolour Wedding
It’s now time to show your appreciation to your guests for being part of your big day by giving them personalised watercolour-inspired wedding favours. You want it to be meaningful and functional, so it doesn’t end up collecting dust in their homes. However, it also shouldn’t be too expensive to break your wedding budget.
Think of hand sanitiser bottles, cocktail kits, or bottles of wine. How about potted succulents or unique wedding cookies? Then, you can personalise them with watercolour gift tags or adorable labels. Another option is to remind them of your special event through a quality tote bag with a handpainted watercolour design or a mason jar with a lid that has a customised watercolour ‘thank you’ sticker.
Bright and Bold Watercolor Wedding
Watercolour can be soft and subtle or delightfully eclectic and today’s ravishing watercolour wedding inspiration shoot from WojoImage Photography and Heartily Wed shows the latter perfectly!
I just love how the watercolour themed is carried throughout every element of this spectacular wedding editorial. The floral print wedding dress is a colourful dream and the wedding invitation suite couldn’t be any more enchanting. How about that watercolour cake? Absolutely fantastic! The metallic touches throughout the styling of this shoot set the colours off nicely and the entire look is one of daring romance.
Credits: Photography: WojoImage Photography // Coordination: Sprout Shoot // Design & Styling: Heartily Wed // Floral Design: Dahlia Blooms // Wedding Dresses: Mignonette // Cakes, Sweets, & Desserts: Toni Pastisserie & Cafe // Backdrop & Décor Collaboration: Lil Epic Event Design // Invitation & Paper Goods: Chykalophia Design* // Makeup: Anjelica Bannos Artistry // Hair: Anca Moldoveanu // Rentals: Rent Vintage Chicago // Linen: BBJ // Models: Tara Jakubow & Rob Suarez // Venue: Ovation Chicago.