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When you start wedding planning and scouring the net for inspiration, you may see the term fine art frequently used to describe weddings with a light and dreamy artistic aesthetic. It’s what we’re all about here at Wedding Sparrow, and all our recommended vendors embrace the fine art look to offer couples a truly artisanal and organic wedding experience.

So what exactly does the term fine art mean and how can you create a wedding with this distinctive natural look?

When fine art meets wedding, a beautiful piece of art is created. It is ethereal and above all intentional. This style is for the couple that truly appreciates well-curated events and has an inspired artistic vision.

Location, location, location

Location is key as your wedding venue is the backdrop to your event and sets the scene. Fine art weddings take place at stylish venues with beautiful grounds and striking architecture. Most couples who are drawn to the fine art style will likely also appreciate historical properties that are full of art with many charming areas to explore. They don’t have to be grand or stately, it’s all about the details and ensuring the design of your wedding fits seamlessly with the surroundings.

Fine art photography

When it comes to choosing a photographer, look for someone that shoots film or hybrid – which is both film and digital. Yes, old school film! You know the kind that you send off before you actually get to see the results. Film is timeless. Film is soft, elegant and dreamy. It is such a beautiful and carefully thought-out process of capturing moments. Partnering with a photographer who is proficient in film is a must for planning a fine art wedding.

Fine art floral design

Fine art wedding flowers are simplistic and sophisticated. They tend to lean more towards a mostly neutral organic color palette with soft colors and natural components. Lush florals, wayward foliage and silk ribbons, plus lots of organic textures and seasonal details are just a few of the key elements required to create fine art bridal bouquets and wedding decor. Sustainable floral design is also a key principle of fine art design so look out for florists who strive to lesson their environment impact.

Fine art wedding stationery

It may not be the first task on your wedding planning list, but your save the date or invitation will be the first detail that your guests are privileged to view and hold. A tangible heirloom. An exquisite insight into the story that will become your wedding.

Delicate hand-torn edges, vintage old world stamps, beautiful calligraphy and antique printing techniques will have your guests giddy with anticipation for what other gorgeous details you have in store for the big day. If the hand-pressed invitation suite has been so thoughtfully created, imagine what the rest of the wedding will be like!

Fine art wedding tablescape

Fine art weddings are carefully curated and planned to feel like every single aspect of your wedding tells a cohesive story. Some thoughtful elements you will see are fine art tablescapes include fine linens; hand-dyed silk textiles; seasonal foliage and florals; beautiful handmade papers and calligraphed menus and escort cards. Impeccably curated tablescapes that flow with your color scheme and wedding theme totally immerse guests in the story of your day.


Copy and images: Lost Coast Photography


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