11 Ways to Include Hand-Painted Details in Your Wedding

From the invitations to live event painting, discover artsy elements to incorporate into your nuptials.

Your wedding day will likely be one of the most important events you plan in your lifetime. The careful attention that goes into selecting each and every element of the celebration – whether it be introduced before your big day, throughout the ceremony and reception, or after the honeymoon in the form of thank-you notes – is extraordinary. Most couples spend countless hours planning out how to infuse their personalities, family traditions, and shared preferences into every aspect of the fête.

For couples who want to incorporate an artistic element into the soirée, hand-painted aspects of your décor add a sophisticated design that also offers a personal, custom look for a number of wedding details guests are sure to love. Introduce a hand-painted motif by way of your invitation suite and carry it through to your attire, accessories, ceremony and reception décor, and even the dessert served at the reception. 

Discover additional ideas by browsing 11 ways to include hand-painted details into your wedding day below. Be sure to click on each photo to see more from these lovely real weddings!

1. Wedding Invitation
Hand painted wedding invitation picture of venue on invitation
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Invitations by Lehr and Black; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants 

2. Map & Paper Goods
Hand painted watercolor map with wedding rings on top destination wedding ideas
Photo by Jason & Rebecca Walker for The Day; Invitations & Calligraphy by Lehr and Black; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

3. Bridal Gown
Hand painted blue and green flowers on wedding dress by Romona Keveza
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Bridal Gown by Romona Keveža

4. Wedding Shoes
Pink and purple hand painted butterfly design on wedding shoes pumps
Photo by Heather Waraksa

5. Yarmulkes
Hand painted butterfly design on yarmulke for Jewish wedding ceremony
Photo by Elizabeth Messina

6. Aisle Runner
Hand painted aisle runner by The Original Runner Company
Photo by Rob and Wynter Photography; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company

7. Escort Cards
Hand painted oyster shell escort cards in gold calligraphy gold paint
Photo by Abby Jiu Photography; Planning & Design by EVOKE

8. Place Cards
Hand painted tile place card escort card for wedding
Photo by Kathleen Geiberger Photography

9. Live Entertainment
Live event painter hand painting canvas paint artwork of wedding reception first dance
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

10. Favors & Desserts
Hand painted desserts French macaron favors for wedding
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events

11. Wedding Cake
Wedding cake with hand painted flower design on fondant red peony flowers
Photo by Scott Clark Photo; Planning & Design by Alex Events

For more inspiration, learn how to add artistic details to wedding décor, view ways to incorporate watercolor elements, and see gorgeous hand-painted wedding cake designs.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy

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