2015 Wedding Trends: Watercolor

Do you love the painterly look of watercolor? This style is totally trending for 2015 weddings, and it can be used in so many unique ways! We’re seeing such a wide variety of watercolor applications, all with a romantic feel. Whether you choose a pale pastel palette or a rich color combination, there are so many opportunities to incorporate this artistic style into your celebration. We love these watercolor wedding ideas for every detail of your big day!

2015 Wedding Trends Watercolor

Botanical Bridal Party

One of the first choices that many brides make is the attire. The color palette for bridesmaids’ dresses can inspire the look for the entire wedding! You may be familiar with popular floral bridesmaid bathrobes, but what about patterned dresses too?

Bridesmaids and Bride in Watercolor Floral Silk Robes | Elizabeth Burgi PhotographyElizabeth Burgi Photography

Plum Pretty Sugar, known for their luxurious robes, has launched a couture bridesmaids dress line. Imagine your maids in these wearable works of art!

Bridesmaids in Pastel Floral Watercolor Bridesmaid Dresses | Plum Pretty Sugar CouturePlum Pretty Sugar Couture

Watercolor Wedding Dress

Perhaps you’re a bride looking to stray from a traditional white dress. An ombré wedding gown makes a stunning statement! This sleek gown with hot pink accents is a chic choice for a modern bride.

Style Tip: Is your style a little more traditional? Wear a white wedding gown for the ceremony, and surprise guests with a watercolor dress at the reception!

Bride in Pink Ombre Watercolor Wedding Dress with Groom in Gray Suit | Lacie Hensen Photography via Style Me PrettyStyle Me Pretty

If you’re an indie bride, go for a more rustic look with an ivory gown paired with a flower crown! Whatever your taste, you can tailor this look different ways to suit your unique style.

Indie Bride in Orange Ombre Wedding Dress | Jenny Markham Photography via 100 Layer Cake100 Layer Cake

Fairytale Flowers

To achieve an all-around watercolor inspiration, your flowers should look like a work of art, too! This organic bouquet looks like it was plucked from a painted work of art.

Beautiful Watercolor Inspired Wedding Bouquet | Lauren Peele Photography via Green Wedding ShoesGreen Wedding Shoes

Artistic Invitations

Invitations set guests’ expectations of your wedding theme. Incorporate watercolor accents in your wedding color palette for a truly unique invite!

This navy and coral color palette has a great balance of masculine and feminine details, and the arrow accents provide a bohemian-inspired feel.

Watercolor Invitation by Redroot Factory, shot by Catrina Earls PhotographyInvitation by Redroot Factory, shot by Catrina Earls Photography

This rich plum envelope has a regal feel, offset by a rustic envelope liner and whimsical watercolor invitation inside.

Purple and Pink Watercolor Invitations Designed by Michelle Leo Events, shot by Pepper Nix PhotographyDesigned by Michelle Leo Events, shot by Pepper Nix Photography

Artful Escort Cards

Watercolor escort cards are such a special personalized wedding detail. From moody blues to pastel hues, an escort card display can be incorporated into the cocktail hour décor!

Royal Blue Watercolor Place Cards | Henry Photography via Wedding ChicksWedding Chicks

These place card holder frames function as favors, too! Show each guest to their seat with a botanical wedding favor that serves as a keepsake from your watercolor wedding.

Watercolor Botanical Frame | Kate AspenKate Aspen

Striking Table Décor

Set the foundation for a beautiful tablescape with a personalized table runner! This blue watercolor design is perfect table décor for a beach wedding with a watercolor theme.

Blue Watercolor Beach Personalized Table Runner | Kate AspenKate Aspen

Watercolor designs are fitting for a bohemian wedding, too! Use this free printable table number template to create your own watercolor feather table numbers with bohemian flair.

DIY Tip: Make your own dip-dyed ombré napkins with this DIY tutorial from Parties for Pennies!

Bohemian Inspired Table by Kate AspenKate Aspen

Still Life Dessert

Watercolor is a huge trend we’re seeing on desserts, too! A watercolor wedding cake is an edible work of art that can be customized to your color palette. This beautiful cake will serve as a centerpiece at your reception until is is time to cut the cake for a fantastic photo op!

Pink and Teal Watercolor Cake | Cake by The Buttercup Café and Catering shot by Just a Dream PhotographyCake by The Buttercup Café and Catering shot by Just a Dream Photography

Are you incorporating watercolor details in your wedding? Share your favorite watercolor wedding ideas in the comments!

Happy Planning!