With it’s light brushstrokes and faint coloration, watercolor palettes have traditionally added a soft, light-hearted touch to weddings.  Perfect for spring or summer nuptials, they give the event a casual, yet artistic feel.  But wait!  New bold watercolors are claiming their rightful place too!  All shades of watercolors are being incorporated in modern weddings from the bridal dress, to the cake, bridesmaids gowns, favors, table runners, garland napkins, cocktails, candles, wedding vows, backdrops, nail art, flowers, gift tags, invitations and even menswear!  Here are a couple of ideas and sources to inspire you…


SMILE MERCANTILE has a great tutorial on Giant Paper Flowers for a DIY Wedding Backdrop. Get your watercolor/ombre tissue paper HERE


BEAUCOUP>>>Easy to make table decoration with glass vases, crystal beads, votive candles and watercolor vellum wrap (available in 5 colors).



ZAZZLE>>>WATERCOLOR CRAFT SUPPLIES-Huge Selection of: Bunting Flags-Fabric-Favor Bags-Favor Boxes-Gift Bags-Gift Tags-Ribbon-Stickers-Tissue Paper-Wine Gift Boxes and Wrapping Paper in different watercolor shades-go pastel or go bright and bold.


ERIC DRESS>>> Floral Color-Block Asymmetrical Casual Dress that would make a great engagement party/rehearsal dinner dress to preview your theme ahead of time.


OH HAPPY DAY has a tutorial on a DIY Watercolor Paper Squares Backdrop that would look stunning on a feature wall at your wedding or shower.


INVITATIONS BY MINTED>>>Pastel or Bold-both make eye-catching save the date, invitations, programs, menus, table numbers, direction and placecards.  They can even be foil embossed for a sparkly upgrade.

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BEAUCOUP>>> Check out this unique handmade watercolor wedding cake topper.  Personalized with your names, it is available in 5 different colors.


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Janice Murray

Janice is an old soul in the wedding industry. She worked in retail, selling wedding gowns and renting tuxedos. After that she started her own business creating custom wedding favors and artificial flowers, and hiring out as a wedding decorator. In 2000, when the wedding industry was just finding the Internet, Janice started her own theme wedding website, “ASK GINKA”. The successful resource site ran for 10 years until life and kids took her away from devoting enough time to it. Her university background in Clothing & Textiles and Theatre Design was a great foundation for these activities. When it is all put together, Janice has a wide range of knowledge and experience in this industry-and has been married 25+ years to her sweetheart, Mark. This is the first year Janice has been working with Wedding Recycle. She is involved in sales, marketing, writing and event planning, and she is very excited to be back in the wedding industry.

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