Moodboard: watercolour florals

The painterly prettiness of watercolours make them an obvious, but not overdone, choice for wedding styling – especially when teamed with modern calligraphy (the font family for 2017). If the swirly script and sweet florals aren’t edgy enough for you, pair watercolour washes with more angular fonts for a contemporary take on the trend.

As a theme, it’s surprisingly easy to incorporate throughout your day. Cake designers can use food dye to create the arty effect across a towering bake or over iced biscuits, and even the most DIY-averse could probably whip some brushes out and have a crack at a ombré table plan.

Jayde ballgown with ruched waist detail and oversized bow, £POA, Charlotte Balbier
Dana hand-painted personalised sneaker, £300, Charlotte Mills 
Fiesta Carioca eau de toilette, £27 for 30ml, Escada, available from Debenhams
Custom floral boho wedding favour stickers, from £5.20 for 45, DcsEtiquette at Etsy.com
Lunar Bright drop earrings, £100, Sheila Fleet
Watercolour floral thank you mirror, £4.90, Notonthehighstreet.com
Bridal bouquet with Avalanche roses, apple tea carnations, eustoma, eucalyptus and gold-sprayed ruscus, made to order, Stems
Truly Scrumptious floral bunting, £6.99, Talking Tables
Rustic watercolour banner wedding invitations, £4.99 for ten, eBay
Hand-painted cake with gold leaf and sugar flower wreath, made to order, Liggy's Cake Company
Personalised floral wedding cushion, £24.95, Notonthehighstreet.com
Lux Chiffon bridesmaid dress in blush garden (style JY534), around £242, Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid at Dessy