Including an artistic approach to your reception and bridal style does not need to be a daunting task! Simply think of an artist that inspires you or of whose work you enjoy, and decorate and style with them in mind!
I am a huge lover of Picasso's Blue Period. The colors and feel, though intended to be more melancholy in nature, propel me to notice the fine line created when beauty stops being bright and starts breaking through darkness. The shades of blue, brown and grey are base colors that I include in creating my gowns and pieces that become more jubilant in design, concept, style and construction. This is the same process you can use to incorporate an artistic approach to your wedding day! Notice the key colors, shapes or emotions about artwork that you like and design your bridal inspiration around them.
~Receptions Themed by a Famous Artist~
Artistic Work-"The Old Guitarist" Artist- Pablo Picasso
-Using the greys, browns, and blues throughout the portrait, build a
color group that you like. Example: Sky Blue and Grey
-Next include more architectural inspiration. Choose reclaimed
wooden frames as table markers and a part of your center
pieces. Notecards with the actual portrait can be sent along with your
invitations as a way to include any special information or directions.
-Lastly, including your chosen colors in your floral arrangements,
bouquets and boutonnieres. This is subtle homage to your inspiration.
~Artistic Elements with Accessories~
Artistic Work- "The Old Guitarist" Artist- Pablo Picasso
-Including artistic elements with your accessories is simple!
Bridesmaid dresses in soft blue, groomsmen in soft grey instead or tuxedos or traditional black. A beautiful blue velvet sash tied around
the waist of your gown!
-You could also include cuff links with Picasso portraits, and printed silk ring bearer pillows as great ways to continue the artistic theme!
Drawing inspiration from artwork and including it into the elemental design of your wedding can be both fun and meaningful and you will in turn develop your own artist's eye!