WHAT IS A FINE ART WEDDING?
Fine art is about an idea, a message, or an emotion.
What do the Bride and Groom want to have conveyed on their wedding day?
Fine art weddings should be sublime and romantic, crisp and incandescent with a warm and fresh pastel colour palette, it is for the most discerning couples that love to artistically combine components of nature, beautifully honest, unfiltered emotion to create a tenacious collection of magazine worthy images and a day filled with beautiful memories that last a lifetime.
I have curated a list of the top 6 things that you need for your fine art wedding day.
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Photography : We Recommend fine art photographer Jane Beadnell
Photography has to be a top priority when it comes to your fine art wedding.
Your images are all you will have when you look back after 10 years of marital bliss and you want to re-kindle the feelings of romance and charm every time you look at them SHEDDING tears of joy at the most sentimental of images.
Your photography must tell a beautiful story in fine art reportage style. capturing every tear, moment of joy and all your beautiful memories form the most special of days.
Its not about having a disk of 4000 images that you will never use;
or having bad photos all crammed in your album including the ones of mum:
captured mid-blink; but rather ensuring that each image is spectacular and keeps you staring at it always.
That's why we recommend Jane Beadnell Photography. Most of the images featured on this post are from Jane (Yes we are a tad obsessed) she is a wonderful photographer and great friend, her work is flawless and she is acclaimed nationally for her talent.
Dress: we recommend Claire petTibone
We are besotted with these dreamy feminine gowns, Each piece is crafted with ingenuity and grace. For your fine art wedding choose a gown that compliments your figure but also your theme. Fine lace, floral, wistful flowing light fabrics are a dream to wear and are idyllic visually. Appear as though you are gliding down the aisle and feel airy and pretty.
Try adding with a cut out backless design, get a little sassy with sheer lace sleeves ; Play with colour if you like add a dab of pastel, you could even decide to sparkle and shine with a dab or rhinestone or go all: "Kate Middleton" with buttons down your back. Whatever you decide keep it soft and romantic.
Accessories: we recommend bespoke vintage castle
Hooray its us! Yes of course we have to highlight our newest pieces for 2017: the Utopia collection. Not only is it the most ludicrously, delicious collection we have made to date but the designs fall perfectly into the fine art category; which is the way we crafted our Atelier to begin with.
Choosing barely there golds, hints of Pantone trending "Greenery" and soft blush our artisan pieces are too bijou for your big day and of course suiting most budgets.
They feature porcelain flowers, gold plated hair vines,french lace Millinery and Blue pastel dip dyed silk veils!
in the design i chose to work with elements that reflected nature, romance and new life and the collection is dainty, decorous and tender.
Venue: We recommend Jervaulx Abbey
The Fine art venue should exhume romance and fantasy, it can be a beautifully DILAPIDATED Manor House, a grand french chateau or an enchanted castle. whatever you choose it should be historic and tranquil
having lavish settings, opulent style, lots of light, air and nature (and if possible the trickle of water from a gentle brook) to really make the most of the elements and create a mood of calm
Privately owned by the burdon family In the heart of Yorkshire nestles the charming JERVAulX Abbey.
the grounds are breathtaking filled with wildflowers and you can host your intimate gathering amongst the 16th century ruins it is the perfect idyll for your nuptuals
Don't: go for your local multi-purpose community centre (because the caretaker will let you use it for free) and hope that faded fabric drapes and a few balloons will distract from the wall mounted basket ball hoops. Pick a "no-echo" venue that you will be utterly proud of.
Cake: We recommend where the ribbon ends
Your fine art wedding cake has got to be a showstopper, easy on the eye and delicious to taste. Choose fillings of your choice but with a focus on nature in its raw and organic form.
You could try thinking of unique combinations that are also delicious, do not follow the masses try for example :
Coconut butter cream and Lime
Strawberries and champagne
Thinking of: apple, peaches, chocolate, lemon, coffee they are all trendy for 2017 weddings and create that wow factor in the taste.
Visually the more tiers the better be bold and dramatic. Use Gold leaf, Host fragrant fresh flowers as well as sugar paste ones,
do try and incorporate your initials in calligraphy on the back at a secret part for you and your betrothed to share. keep the colours light traditional, if you must; barely there pastels and let the flowers do the talking.
Try a dessert table if the budget permits and host several treats on display like a fountain of glory to show-off to your guests. Include beautiful cake pops, biscuits, jellies, bon-bons all in crystal cut bowls/stands and smaller versions of your main cake to really get your guests talking
DON'T: Go for little sugar paste, sausage legged, spaghetti haired versions of you and your groom to place on top of your cake or cover the table in messy green wired Christmas lights that are wrapped crudely in faded organza.
Less is more keep it all about cake, florals and a splash of glamour.