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.

For couples who want to incorporate an artistic element into the soirée, browse 11 ways to include hand-painted details into your wedding day.

Photo: Simone & Martin Photography

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 Salon: Dimitra's Bridal Couture

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; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee

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 painting ceremony decor wedding ideas hand-painted

Photo by Simone Photography; Planning & Design by International Event Company

10. Favors & Desserts

Hand painted desserts French macaron favors for wedding

Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

11. Wedding Cake

Tall white wedding cake with hand painted flowers purple blue silver designs

Photo by Kesha Lambert Photography

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.