Watercolor Shoot by Emily Katharine
Watercolor Shoot by Emily Katharine Photography. If you’re inspired by the softness of watercolors, this styled shoot from Dade City, Florida, will bring out the artist within. The real-life married couple, Hala and Billy, epitomize true love and embrace this colorful, dream-filled experience. A hand painted invitation suite is the perfect jumping off point for a watercolor-inspired event. How incredible is it to have such a handcrafted piece of art as your guests’ first glimpse into the big day?
Vintage furniture pieces are a unique alternative to guest seating and help to balance out the colorful décor.
The bride wears her hair in a uniquely braided half-up style. Her bouquet mirrors the colorful palette with purple, pink, peach, and white flowers nestled in a bed of greenery.
She wears a romantic champagne mermaid gown with lots of beading and lace details.
The groom wears a dark blue suit with a pink rose boutonniere. His pastel-colored bow tie is a great addition.
The colorful collection of vintage chairs and couches are situated under the Spanish moss-covered trees. Colorful and bright throw pillows are scattered about the pieces, as well.
For an outdoor ceremony, a white mantle is brought in to the location. It’s covered with abundant florals that make quite a statement.
With two small pillars on each side and the unbelievable trees in the background, the framing of this couple is nothing short of exquisite.
A flower girl looks picture perfect with a fluffy tulle dress and colorful floral crown.
The bright Florida sunshine is nothing compared to the smiles on this bride and groom.
The inclusion of various styles and colors of roses creates a dynamic, yet classic look.
The tablescape creatively mixes old and new pieces. Colorful vintage glassware is a unique touch along with a runner made of greenery on the white table linen.
Gold flatware, gold charger plates, and blush pink napkins are placed in front of each guest’s seat, along with a hand painted canvas place card (on an easel!) and menu card.
Gold is a cohesive element to the styled shoot, as well. Gold chivari chairs are placed at the table. A large gold mirror features a handwritten message, and gold candle holders are used throughout on various tables.
A large hand painted mural is placed behind the mint green cake table. A white three-tier cake features a combination of hand painted watercolor-inspired flowers and handmade sugar flowers that go together seamlessly.
The look is also mirrored with the dessert table. Small cookies are also hand painted with flowers and the colors are tied in with colorful jars, vases, and assorted flowers.
The guest book is made from a large gold frame and a hand painted message for guests to sign around. The couple can hang it up in their home after the wedding.
And for a truly unforgettable experience, why not have an artist paint your picture in real-time at your reception? What an amazing keepsake that would be!
Much like we always hope our dreams to be, this styled shoot was wistful, colorful, and inspiring. All art is subjective but for wedding inspiration, this one is truly a masterpiece.
Photography: Emily Katharine Photography Vintage Rentals: Tufted Vintage Rentals Styling: Cassandra Vancuren Hair and Makeup: Stephanie from Jess Waldrop Gown & Earrings: Rent the Runway Cake and cookies: Hands on Sweets Florist: Carrollwood Florist Ring box: The Mrs. Box Gold Chiavari chairs: Tampa Event Rentals Models: Hala Assar and Billy Palmer Photo processing and scanning: PhotoVision