Wedding invitations are staple pieces that can be designed in a multitude of ways. One of my favorite trends in the invitation world is the use of watercolors. And with the seasons changing and spring already here, watercolor stationery allows a charming use of springtime colors.
Another reason I adore this trend is that watercolors, combined with beautiful calligraphy, creates this wonderful balance of casual and formal to create a refreshing visual appearance that seems effortless. The colors can be bright, but the technique gives a subtle feel that is really beautiful. It is a great way to tie in your wedding colors as well!
This method can be used in a variety of ways, also. Watercolors can be used for invitations, RSVP cards, place cards, thank you cards, and more. This allows a pattern throughout the wedding. Guests, perhaps, might adore your watercolor invitations, and be delighted to see the same design on their place card. (I know I would!)
The possibilities are endless with watercolor. Dark colors, light colors, bright, or pastel. My favorite is deep purples with calligraphy type outlined in white, almost like a stencil. Watercolor really is an art – beautiful and distinct.
I have to thank Sarah Kate Donnelly for allowing us to use her original work! Enjoy the fine papery by Sarah Kate and for inquiries, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(All photos provided by Sarah Kate Donnelly)