it’s all in the details: watercolour wedding {style your wedding}

Morning lovelies! Well, thank goodness it’s Friday! Today was meant to be moving day… but it isn’t (long story!) so this is a bit of a bonus post for you lovely lot!  It’s been a little while since I’ve written an It’s All in the Details styling post, and I’ve been loving the new ‘watercolour wedding’ trend that’s been cropping up recently so figured now would be a good time to share a little inspiration :)  An update of the ombre trend we’ve been seeing over the last few years, watercolour is a more subtle and sophisticated style.

Balance washed out pastels and pretty textures for a delicate and romantic feel, your palette doesn’t need to be limited to one particular colour, but try and stick to shades of similar tones – shades of peach, pink and purple, or blue, green and yellow.

For a modern, minimal look I love this simple and elegant watercolour letterpress suite from The Aerialist Press, the texture of luxurious card, crisp letterpress and the artistic lines have just the right balance. These artistic watercolour blot designs from Invitation Crush and Paper Freckles combine ombre purple tones with a contrasting orange for a bolder look.  Finally, this whimsical floral design, by Julie Song Ink, adds pure romance, so beautiful!

Watercolour letterpress Via: Oh So Beautiful Paper // Purple & Orange ombre Via: Ruffled // Floral watercolour Via: Invitation Crush // Bohemian watercolour Via: Julie Song Ink

Think of the Impressionists, Monet, Degas, Renoir and the way they prettily balance colour and texture.  A beautiful combination of blousey blooms, peonies, ranunculus and David Austin Roses with more structured dahlia’s, pincushion proteas and soft, silvery green foliage create a soft and dreamy bouquet.

Pink & white ombre bouquet Via: Grey Likes Weddings // Pink & coral waterfall bouquet Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Watercolour arrangement Via: OnceWed // Peony and rose bouquet Via: Ruffled // David Austin rose bouquet Via: Style Unveiled

I am sooooo in love with the way these petals fade from the lightest blush to the prettiest fuschia as they make their way down the aisle, what a stunning statement!  I am equally besotted with the coordinating table centre, which would make the most perfect runner down a long table, or stunning feature on your top table! 

For a more budget friendly option, ask your florist to use single stems of hydrangea, their huge size makes a beautiful impact for less.

Use watercolour linen to create a gorgeous backdrop to your display, and coordinate with matching menu’s and place cards to tie in with your theme, or if you’re keen on DIY how about creating a Jackson Pollock inspired ‘ink blot’ design on a roll of lining paper and use as a runner along the centre of your table for added wow factor?  Make your place settings extra special by weaving coloured ribbons onto the backs of your chairs, adorable!

Finally, how much do you love this amazing bespoke watercolour side plate that doubles up as a place card?!

Ombre petal aisle Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Ombre table arrangament Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Purple hydrangea centrepiece Via: Ruffled // Watercolour tablescape Via: Style Unveiled // Ombre ribbons Via: Wedding Chicks // Place setting Via: Style Unveiled

The cake is the final flourish of your wedding day theme, so you can really go for it and make a lasting impression! The subtle pink marbling of this cake by Highland Bakery is so delicate and pretty, while the combination of fading pink and aqua is reminiscent of the most beautiful sunset paintings.

For a more artistic look, a talented cake designer will be able to create a bespoke design, that could even tie in with your stationery, and literally paint it onto your cake!

Pink & Aqua ombre cake Via: 100 Layer Cake // Pink watercolour cake Via: 100 Layer Cake // Floral watercolour cake Via: Green Wedding Shoes

Are you inspired to be artistic?


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.


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