By Bhavika Shah
Don’t you love watercolor paintings? Its vivid brushstrokes with splashes of vibrant hues give out an ethereal and romantic vibe. So what can be better than a watercolor themed wedding invite to portray a loving union? Ditch the traditional versions of wedding invites in the regular palette of gold and white, and go colorful to express your personality and style!
This elegant wedding palette emerges on the heels of the bold ombre trend. After featuring on fashion runways this year, it has become a bridal favourite. As more and more couples opt for the contemporary, a watercolor wedding invitation is the perfect fit for those who seek a classic yet modern, formal yet playful style.
The age-old painting method works on everything- wedding cakes, tapestries, dresses and most importantly invites. Whether you want to have a theme that is ultra-romantic, classic or something edgier, watercolors can be customized to suit every couple’s needs.
If you prefer a formal look, you can use simple stripes or delicate vintage floral patterns that exude panache in a subtle way. For those with modern sensibilities, geometric patterns in washed out colours look very chic. For added dimension, one can use gold foiling, bright paper, and wax-resistant font to make the stationery stand out.
If you’re having a destination wedding, nothing suits as seamlessly as a watercolor invite. The stationer can mimic oceans and beautiful sunsets with ombre washes that make each card look like a piece of art. A truly indulgent choice would be to go for a custom made invite that is painted to represent your wedding locale. This will have your guests raving about it for hours!
There is something about the soft colouring, light and airy fonts and delicate details of this look that make our hearts flutter. Whether you get them printed or custom painted by an artist, each invitation card has a personal touch to it that appeals to the guests. Considering its popularity and classic charm, it seems that the watercolor trend is here to stay.
If this is more your style, Beyondesign can help you create something magical for your special day. Beyondesign is a Mumbai based Graphic design studio founded by Bhavika Shah eight years ago. From its beginning in a single room, today they have a strong team of young and talented designers working with multinationals, startups and individuals. Shernaz Ranji, now part of the furniture at the studio, looks into all the client related matters and together with the team, is ready to make the world a prettier place.
Visit Beyondesign at www.beyondesign.in