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Pastel + watercolor wedding decor ideas

April 19, 2012

On Monday we were all about the glitter and sparkles in this shoot. Yesterday, we were all into bright and bold Spring colors. Today, considering we’re still in the middle of Spring (no more rain, please), we’re keeping it going with the softer side of Spring fever. You know – a bit of pastel and watercolor. Harwell Photography teamed up with the talented, Erica Loesing for the latest Atlanta Weddings Color issue in creating the concept behind this creative and fun backdrop. Erica makes it look so easy! We invite you to plan a craft night and get some of these projects going! They’re way to cute not to.

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Idea #1: Paint chips. Hello, Home Depot! They can go a long way and are cheap. Plus there are handfuls of colors to choose from. For a big impact, consider scale and the appeal of an entire wall of color swatches.

paste watercolor wedding decor ideas

Idea #2: Forgo traditional jewelry in favor of a bib necklace made from ranunculus and peonies (or whatever flowers fit your theme), or a ring made of clover. Fresh floral jewelry is the perfect accessory for a springtime bride.

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Idea #3: Remember those paint chips you got? Keep extras to use as your escort cards! You can hang them across a rope with mini clothespins or mount them onto a large white backdrop that can be watercolored over.

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Idea#4: Tear out a page from your sketchbook or bring in a sample of a Cy Twombly painting for icing inspiration.

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The paint chip wall, the floral necklace, cake…it’s all amazing!

Shot for Atlanta Weddings Magazine / Photography: Harwell Photography / Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling Styling & Design  / Venue: Mason Murer Fine Art / Flowers: Amy Osaba Event.Floral.Design / Paper goods and backdrops: Erica Loesing Creative Assistant: Maria Taylor / Makeup by MaraZ / Hair: Toni Acey / Cakes: Highland Bakery / Dresses: Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta and Ivy and Aster & Neiman Marcus / All Ribbons, metallic fabric bouquet and jewelry: Nicholas Kniel / Models: Lauren Burton and Annie Shu Factor Models

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