Watercolor Wedding Ideas

watercolor wedding ideas

Such fun inspiration today for the artistic couple! Vince is an art history professor and Olivia is a painter. Maybe it was destiny’s unmistakable set up that they first met at an art exhibit. Both inspired by the abstract expressionist painter, Jackson Pollock, they frequented galleries or museums on weekends for the past two years they dated. Now for their wedding, they wish to re-create their passionate moments and their undying love for art + painting. The shoot was inspired by lots of gorgeous watercolors (in the paper details + cake) and Jackson Pollock (in the backdrop + macaroons).

watercolor wedding ideas

watercolor wedding ideas

Each table was labeled with an artist name. The Escort card/guest favor was a mini palette & paint set! :)

jackson pollock watercolor

paint palette place card

The dining table details include: a DIY hand painted canvas backdrop, DIY hand painted paper color wheel charger, paint can centerpieces, paint palette appetizer plates, a watercolor painted menu and painted utensils.

watercolor wedding ideas

paint splatter backdrop

watercolor wedding ideas

watercolor wedding ideas

watercolor wedding ideas

watercolor wedding ideas

The sign in table includes a canvas to paint for the bride + groom.

watercolor guest book

watercolor wedding ideas

watercolor paper fan programs

watercolor paper fan programs

watercolor wedding cake

watercolor dessert bar

Love the watercolor painted cake and the Pollock inspired macaroons + mini cupcakes along with the hand painted dessert menu.

watercolor dessert bar

Fun behind the scenes film of the shoot thanks to Loyd Calomay Films.

Anyone planning on incorporating any watercolor or other painted details into their wedding? Would love to hear about them in the comments. :)

planning & design: Bella Destinee // photography: Scott Clark Photography // floral design: Dolce Design Studio // videographer: Loyd Calomay Films // venue: SLS Hotel of Beverly Hills // desserts: Sweet and Saucy // furniture: Designer 8 // paper goods: Treespace Studio // tumbler: Anthropologie

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  1. Lovely post!! I incorporated watercolor into our map and invitation suite, program fans, and menus (shown at http://www.juliesongink.com/gardenwedding.html) :) A great way to add an artistic touch!

  2. this is absolutely amazing. love all the gorgeous colors!

  3. Thank you so much for the post! Loved being a part of the shoot!

  4. this shoot – amazing and so inspiring. watercolor is such a fantastic medium – need more!!

  5. Holy cheese-its I love this wedding concept!!

  6. Um, absolutely stunning. Colors pop, and that menu is to die for!

  7. holy amazing!! this is so gorgeous… love all the colors and this def has me thinking i need to incorporate watercolor into my wedding. hmmmm… thanks for the fab inspo!

  8. Um obsessed with this!! Love everything, great work everyone!!

  9. This shoot is so incredibly pretty! So many lovely, unique ideas!

  10. this is probably one of the best photoshoots i’ve seen in a while!!! love everything about it!!! great job to katie from bella destinee & all the vendors who were involved!!!!

  11. This shoot is simply gorgeous! My soon-to-be-husby and I are incorporating several watercolor aspects into our wedding, including an orange/pink ombre invitation suite from Minted. I also hand-painted paper for our direction cards, seating cards, and table settings in similar tones. I love the beauty that such a simple concept can bring, and this shoot just proves how incredibly breathtaking watercolors can be!

  12. This is one of the most amazing wedding shoots I’ve seen in a loooooon time. The use of color is simply amazing and inspiring – thanks for sharing!!

    And I equally LOOOVE those Pinterest flags that appear when hovering on the images. Will you share your plugin for that will a fellow Pin-fanatic?! ;)

  13. Wow this is just divine! Such a beautiful idea. Brings you back to those childhood moments of painting with watercolours too. love it

  14. Absoultly beautiful. Clean, fresh and fun. Art and floral are amazing.

  15. So very honored to be a part of this shoot. Amazing team, THANK YOU to Katie for inviting me! For more detailed shots and a behind-the-scenes account of the watercolor painted stationery we created, see our accompanying blog post: http://www.treespacestudio.com/blog/2012/07/09/art-gallery-photoshoot-with-watercolor-stationery-details/

  16. It was an amazing and fun shoot. This idea was always in my head for a long time and it is a pleasure to work with a fabulous team of vendors who are not only my colleagues but dear friends. They all went above and beyond to make this shoot memorable. Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments!

  17. This was one of the most laid back, smooth shoots we have done!! Loved the team and LOVE finished product! Hats off to all. XXOO – C & Z

  18. How gorgeous are these? I mean, seriously? I’m in awe :D These are such great ideas!

  19. oh my goodness, those menu cars on the place settings just may be the cutest thing i’ve ever seen! i love the bright colours next to all that white! color-block bridesmaid dresses would be a perfect complement! are they actually going to feature these ideas at their wedding??

  20. Lovely, as always! You have the best ideas ever and always very nicely posted. This just wants to get my old watercolour set out and get started :)

  21. Love the water colour idea! Great post.

  22. Such beautiful table decor! We love the idea of a watercolor theme, so fun and so many places for the imagination to take it!

  23. nosco entertainment on:

    this is genius! haven’t seen anything like this before. I’m sure everyone involved was greatly inspired by art, colors, and all the amazing details. Great job!

  24. this is awesome!
    I saw once this idea to “watercolor” tablecloths by putting RIT dye in mist/ spray bottles and spraying it on, varying the shades as you go. It looked so beautiful and I def want to try it…

  25. Love, love, love all of the colors!!!!! My fiance loves Jackson Pollock so, it was fun for me to see the art inspiration in the stationary and decor. We are also incorporating art in our wedding and it has been really fun creating the decor/designs! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful shoot!!!

  26. Wow! So wonderful creation, especially flower decoration on the table. Colorful and lovely idea :)

  27. Waw, now that is pure creativity, and innovation. love this, incredibly original idea.

  28. very distinguished decoration I love it

  29. I love the flowers! Also, that cake is gorgeous. Great job!

  30. i’ve seen many beautifully decorated weddings and seasonal place settings, but i have to say this is one of the most breathtaking one ive experienced…maybe because i’m in love with creativity and color but every glimpse of that special day was a real joy to see! Thank you for sharingf!

  31. this is such a cool idea!! i particularly like the way the artists’ names were done along w the paint sets!


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