Pastel + watercolor wedding decor ideas

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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.

paste watercolor wedding decor ideas

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.

paste watercolor wedding decor ideas

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.

paste watercolor wedding decor ideas

paste watercolor wedding decor ideas

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

paste watercolor wedding decor ideas

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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Kat Taylor on Apr 19, 2012

The lightly water colored cake is gorgeous! And the paint chip idea is amazing.

Jeremy Harwell on Apr 19, 2012

Thanks for the lovely post! I am so ecstatic to be featured!

Leigh on Apr 19, 2012

Where is this jacket from??? I've been searching forever for something just like it!

Betty on Apr 19, 2012

Beautiful pastel colored wedding cake, just want to cut loose the belt and eat it all! This is a great idea and I want to include a part of the inspiration to my cousins wedding.

Jeremy Harwell on Apr 19, 2012

Leigh, The jacket is from Neiman Marcus, it is the parker jacket.

Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall on Apr 20, 2012

This cake is so simple and so beautiful!

Melissa Lauren Marghella on Apr 20, 2012

I really like the paint chip ideas. I just get too nervous taking a stack at my hardware store! The fresh flower bib is so unique. I have never seen anything like it!

Keri on Apr 21, 2012

Love that paint chip escort card idea!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Apr 22, 2012

The water colored cake is lovely!

bridal wedding invitations on Apr 22, 2012

When looking out for wedding invitation ideas or just plain wedding theme ideas, I get giddy whenever I see a variety of pastel colors floating around me. There is something sweet and romantic about the color combinations. It makes the seriousness of the wedding event lighter and fun. The color motif can easily lighten the mood of the event. The cake with the hints of orange around it is just perfect! Cheers!

Sunny ( on Apr 23, 2012

I LOVE pastels! These are perfect hues put together, especially that gorgeous cake with the flower.

Tim Duncan on Apr 26, 2012

Love the statement necklaces!

Colored Chaircovers on May 5, 2012

Decoration has been done beautifully using Pastel & watercolor. The wedding cake is so simple and beautiful.

Les Papiers on Jun 15, 2012


Kayla McKinnon on Jun 30, 2012

I love the cake so so much! Do you know how it was made? I would love to try and create something like that. Is it just food coloring?

Achat CD on Jun 12, 2013

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