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Watercolour Wedding Ideas

Gorgeous tones for a luxury palette

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Wash some gorgeous onto your day

Whether you’re after a bold and brilliant colour palette or preferring more of a pretty pastel hue, a watercolour wedding is refined, elegant and gorgeously luxurious. We love this growing trend, perfectly suiting weddings all year round – just pick your colour!

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Image: Callie Hobbs Photography

From your stationery to your cake, a watercolour palette has texture and depth, showing subtle details and allowing an opportunity for adding some personality and individual flair.

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Image: Oh Gateaux
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Image: Sugarlips Cakes

It can be mixed with white or other complimentary colours, fading from tone to tone or into white, and you can even add bold brush strokes and daring mixtures to really catch the eye.

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Image: Hip Ink Paper Co

Match your dress to your watercolour palette, with ombre infusions or a dip dye feel.

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Image: Invite – Rad + In Love, Dress – R-Mine Bespoke
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Image: M2 Photography
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Image: Meredith Lord Photography

You don’t need to paint outside the lines, you can still keep some structure to your day using shapes to contain the colour.

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Image: Beija Flor Studio
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Image: Delightful Living via Notonthehighstreet

Floral or fruit, or just a gorgeous colour, you can really be creative and play with textures, colours and beautiful things!

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Image: Best Day Ever via Notonthehighstreet

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It doesn’t have to just be your stationery and decor – match your shoes, clutch or veil.

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Image: Bootiful
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Image: The Wayfarer Bride on Etsy

Not a fan of washed out pastels? Don’t worry, go for a dark wash with strong colours. We love the deep and indulgent feel of a starry night, a perfect celestial inspiration for an evening wedding.

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Image: Hawthorne and Ivory

Spice it up with everyone’s favourite palette lifter, the metallic. A gold or copper glint will give it some glam.

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Image: Made with Love Designs
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Image: Layer Cake

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Calligraphy makes watercolour stationary flow perfectly.

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Image: Paper Crush Aus
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Image: Buffy Weddings

And let everyone take home a little bit of your gorgeous watercolour wedding.

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Image: Sweet Marie’s Bakery
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Image: Whipped Cake Co

A fabulous way to personalise your day, and a great way to show two characters melting into one. We love a little watercolour… question is, which tones to choose…?

Need more colour inspiration? Head over to our colour palettes page.

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