Trending Now: Dutch Delft and Chinoiserie-Inspired Wedding Décor
Blue-and-white is a classic wedding color palette that can be brought to life in many different ways—including through Dutch Delft and chinoiserie patterns. Both prints feature the color combination, with pictorial variations. Dutch Delft is a European art form that depicts symbols of the Netherlands, like windmills, clogs, and vegetation native to that area. Chinoiserie, on the other hand, derives from Asia; this influence is showcased through images of fish, boats, oriental architecture, and flowers. Although both patterns are unique—and speak to two distinct cultures—their colorways make them perfect for traditional weddings.
Delftware and chinoiserie can add a pop of color to your event. Use a large chinoiserie vase as a parasol holder if you're offering them to your guests at your warm-weather wedding. Or, upgrade your escort card table with Dutch Delft vessels for a romantic look. You can even dress up a neutral tablescape by layering different chinoiserie or Delftware plates on top of one another.
Although Dutch Delft and chinoiserie patterns are traditionally painted on porcelain, they can dress up a variety of big-day moments, whatever their medium. These Buttercream Bakeshop cookies are proof: The pros covered these square treats in Delftware and then finished the desserts off with gold frame-like borders, creating mini works of art. Instead of edible creations, use these prints in paper form. Favor boxes made from either of these patterns can be re-used by guests at home—they're that striking!—while stationery suites covered in either can allude to your classic event to come.
Whether you favor Dutch Delft or chinoiserie, both can upgrade your wedding thanks to their dreamy blue-and-white prints. Although both lend a traditional look to anything they decorate, we challenge you to make like the following couples and reimagine these patterns in unconventional ways throughout your wedding design.
Allude to your Dutch Delft-themed wedding by displaying the print on your stationery suite. Twinkle and Toast created this invitation.
Add a pop of color to your fan favors by ordering them in a chinoiserie pattern. The striking design and colorways will speak to your elegant event long after the wedding is over.
Pineapple Productions prettily complemented chinoiserie-inspired couches with geometric-patterned blue linens to create this dynamic décor moment. Since the two different prints featured the same hue, the pairing worked.
Traditional Guest Book
Regal Banquet Tables
Pop of Color
Celebrate your heritage by adding European flair to your stationery suite with Delftware-inspired envelopes. Embossed Graphics of Texas made this sheer iteration.
Nod to your springtime affair with an escort card table full of chinoiserie centerpieces holding an array of vibrant pink blooms. Amaryllis Floral & Event Design's combination of blush tulips, roses, and cherry blossoms paired with the blue-and-white vessels made for a vibrant, seasonal setup.
Incorporate color into your photo booth setup with a chinoiserie frame guests can pose inside of. The prop will help tie your wedding décor into each photo.
Tonal Welcome Box
Showcase the same pattern across all your wedding stationery for a cohesive look. Phyllis Roth of By Invitation Only Designs printed chinoiserie onto every element of this set, from the pocket fold to the save-the-date card.
Display oil-paper umbrellas in a chinoiserie vase at the entrance of your outdoor ceremony for a setup guests definitely won't miss. Imoni Events executed this station.
Enhance you Dutch Delft pottery centerpieces with embroidered napkins (The French Table made these) that depict your vessels and blooms.