The wonders of watercolour: Ideas that will add strokes of colour to your wedding

As a child, we all loved to colour. Perhaps the world looked different with the help of some colour and a bit of imagination. The best thing about all this, is that the same childhood pastime we all once enjoyed can now add a really magical feel to your wedding! Strokes of watercolour transform themselves into real pieces of art, through which you can get to know your style and that unexpected touch throughout your wedding. Continue reading and get to know the best ideas to fill your big day with brushes of happiness.

A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Momental Designs
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Momental Designs

The addition of colour is a winning detail in any wedding. Based on the style that you want to convey, or the theme that you have chosen to frame your day, the tones can play a very important role. Once you have chosen the perfect range of colours for the occasion, it’s then time to think how you can present them to really wow yourselves and your guests, but this time using a trick that we’ve all known since we were children, through the beauty of watercolour.

A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Rizza Riz Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Rizza Riz Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: CJ's off the square
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: CJ's off the square
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Nancy Neil
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Nancy Neil
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Amy Nicole Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Amy Nicole Photography

This theme has left behind studies of artistic professionals to welcome your own imagination. With an infinite variety of colours, resources, patterns and illustrations, now strokes of watercolour can add life, distinction and elegance to your wedding. From the wedding invitation designs, you can play with a huge range of complementary colours, shapes, sizes and designs to create something spectacular. Without any doubt, once they see these, your guests will know that your special day will be full of good taste and a unique artistic touch.

A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Amy Nicole Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Amy Nicole Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Amy Nicole Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Amy Nicole Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Amy Nicole Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Amy Nicole Photography

These decorative touches can be included in all areas of your wedding. If it’s not enough to just include them on your invitations, don’t hold back from using these pretty colours in other elements of your wedding. For example, you could welcome your guests with a delicious cocktail table where colourful unique and elaborate signage in these tones can bear a warm welcome note, or perhaps the cocktails themselves can be made up of these subtle colours. You could do the same with your dessert table, where your wedding cake can also wow with these beautiful shades. A unique idea!

A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Rizza Riz Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Rizza Riz Photography
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Kat Braman
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Justin and Mary
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Justin and Mary

To magnify your romantic setting, we recommend having guest messages on a table or base full of watercolours. To achieve this charming effect, go for the base colour scheme of your wedding and create a perfect contrast using black ink. We can’t forget the reception set-up either; in this part of the wedding you can have napkins or menus that are adorned with pretty watercolours. Another option would be to write the names of your guests on place cards in this same tone and design, creating a harmonious colour scheme.

A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Minted
A watercolour inspired wedding - Photo: Minted

Finally, let the children at your wedding revel on their own special table. On it you could include a huge range of  watercolours so that they can create drawings or messages for the happy couple. The ways in which to incorporate this theme into your wedding really is limitless. We love it and think it really adds a beautiful and unique look to any summer wedding.

Photo credits: Rizza Riz Photography, Amy Nicole Photography, Nancy Neil, Kat Braman, Justin and MaryMinted

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