From painted gowns to artistic cakes, the watercolor trend has made a splash in the world of weddings. Dreamy, creative, and just downright pretty this whimsical style can be bought or handmade to delightfully decorate your wedding day.
Hot for spring or summer, this Yolan Cris “Astrid” wedding dress is just one of many gorgeous gowns painted with a transparent watercolor effect. To carry out the theme at your wedding, provide your baker with photos of your dress or invitations so they can emulate the look on your cake. Pictured cake found on bride & beyond.
Interject some fun in unexpected ways with this preciously painted salad plate from Anthropologie. Purchasing pretty plates for each and every guest can add up quick, so check thrift stores or flea markets for deals, or even mix in a few among the wedding party table or as cake plates. (My mom is actually painting a cake stand for my wedding and I’m so excited to see it finished!)
If you or your gal pals are crafty, paint a few details yourself. These simply wonderful vases were inspired by the watercolor trend and can be recreated with recycled jars and bottles. Check out the easy-peasy details of how to make these yourself at A Subtle Revelry.
Other fun ways to incorporate some watercolor details into your wedding include sweet favor tags or table stationery — a quick stripe or blot can transform a plain tag into a lovely little work of art.
Sarah at Glamour & Grace provides colorful instructions on how to make a charming card for your bridesmaids-to-be. I love the idea of sending a note to your girls and this one couldn’t be any sweeter!
This next project, found on Plum Pudding, is geared toward toddlers, but the same idea can be applied to make bright signs or table cards for your big event. Following the instructions, just adapt your initials or table numbers appropriately with coordinating fonts and then paint stripes, flowers, or splashes like pictured above for a merry display. This idea would also make for an adorable sign!
If you just can’t get enough of this beautiful look and want to hang onto it a bit longer, photographer Jen Huang offers brides a watercolor keepsake of their bridal bouquet. What a pretty memento to be treasured long after the real thing has wilted.
Still want to see more ?! (Yes, please.) Head over to Pinterest for more watercolor inspiration.
What do you think of the watercolor trend?
* Don’t forget that The Green Kangaroo can custom design invitations, even accepting client-submitted artwork. Just recently we had a bride submit a watercolor painting that we were able to apply to her whole invitation suite!