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Attention Romantics: We Just Found Your Wedding Theme

We're seeing stars.
A watercolor wedding theme
Lorely Meza
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
by Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Andrea Fowler is an Editorial Content Manager at Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Andrea is a New York-based content strategist and creative producer.
  • Andrea worked as an Assistant Editor for The Knot from 2015 to 2017.

If you're having trouble coming up with a wedding theme, you're not alone. It can be a creative struggle to settle on that perfect combination of color palette, stylistic detailing and ambience. The good news is, a theme can be as direct as The Great Gatsby or a mix-and-match combination of a few of your favorite things. The more personalized, the better. Which is exactly why we love this romantic styled shoot by Hylah White Special Events. The idea behind the theme was an artistic approach to infusing Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night with Claude Monet's Water Lilies paintings. In other words, it's perfect for romantic art buffs.

The event was brought to life at Ebell in Long Beach, California, with whimsical watercolor details, creative uplighting (and mood lighting!), lush florals and playful splashes of color.

Starry Stationery

Starry Night themed wedding invitations by Jasmin Michelle Designs
Lorely Meza

Let guests know what to expect with a stationery suite reminiscent of a beautiful night sky. Envelope liners are the perfect place to play with customization and let your theme shine through.

Jasmin Michelle Designs stationery suite, JasminMichelleDesigns.com

Lush Blooms

Peony and rose bridal bouquet
Lorely Meza

A blush arrangement of ranunculus, roses and peonies gets a touch of whimsy with the addition of natural greenery and light blue thistles. The satin ribbon polishes off the look.

Rebelle Fleurs Event Design florals, RebelleFleurs.com

Seeing Stars

Wedding ceremony with star-shaped uplighting and candles
Lorely Meza

Lighting is one of the most important details of an event. It dictates the ambience, highlights key features of your venue and pulls your guests' attention to exactly where it needs to be. Uplighting can be especially useful when trying to pull off a theme like Starry Night, where projected stars can turn a ceremony space into a work of art.

Make-Up Therapy bridal makeup and hair, MakeUpTherapy.com; Rminé bridal gown, RmineBespoke.com; Friar Tux suit FriarTux.com; Luxury DJs lighting, LuxuryDJs.com; Rasha Professional lighting, RashaProfessional.com

The Second Dress

Rminé custom bridal gown
Lorely Meza

Nothing says "it's time to party" quite like slipping into a second dress. The swirled blue print is a standout feature that makes a fabulous nod to Van Gogh's The Starry Night painting.

Rminé bridal gown, RmineBespoke.com

Romantic Reception

Lorely Meza

Mix and match your décor for a more eclectic vibe. There's no rule that says you have to go with all family-style tables or all round tables. Same goes for your linens—you can pick out a few pretty tablecloths to add pops of color or mix different napkins to play with a range of hues.

Classic Party Rentals rentals, ClassicPartyRentals.com; Chameleon Chair Collection rentals, ChameleonChair.com

Escort Easels

Watercolor place cards on mini easels
Lorely Meza

Is there anything more appropriate than mini easels for place cards? Not only do they elevate the table décor, they're also keepsakes that guests could put on display in their home.

The Bleu Dahlia place cards and cocktail stirs, TheBleuDahlia.com

Artistic Tiers

White wedding cake with watercolor designs and gold leafing
Lorely Meza

A subtle watercolor design is the perfect way to round out the décor, while the gold leaf appliqué and cascading sugar flowers give the cake a modern and playful design.

Bottega Louie wedding cake, BottegaLouie.com

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