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wedding photography by Vitalic Photo

Sara and John decided to say their I dos right in the middle of an art exhibit, so it can only be expected that their day was overflowing with art inspired elements. All the details were mostly designed by Sara and her mother. They created the floral plan, propped their menu sign on an easel, and stamped the canvas tablecloths.
Talk about crafty! Even the very floor looked like an abstract drip painting.Prepare to find some seriously fabulous details that you can incorporate into your own wedding. Before you leave be sure to check out every last wedding detail from this art museum wedding in the full gallery here. All beautifully captured by Vitalic Photo.

art museum

gold sparkling wedding shoes

Jasmine Bridal wedding dress with rose ruffles

red peony hair accessories

first look

deep red peony bouquet

from the bride

Coming from an event & floral background, my mother and I designed the floral plan based on what was seasonal and exceptional on market that week. Our wholesale florist surprised us with hundreds of red charm peonies, which I ended up carrying in my bouquet and wearing in my hair. Lush salal leaf garland and tons of candlelight served as tablescapes for the reception, along with large florals featuring peonies, peach garden roses, white and orange ranunculus, and dark brown agonis on sculpture stands placed throughout the room.

pink and peach garden rose arrangement

candlelit art museum wedding ceremony

saying i do


After a long search for the right location from North Carolina to Islamorada, my mom suggested the museum as a possible venue. Since I work as curator of education at the Foosaner, my initial reaction was no, but it didn’t take long to realize it was the perfect space for the celebration we wanted. A 12’ x 8’ painting of a Montana landscape by artist Theodore Waddell served as the backdrop of our ceremony. We got to meet Mr. Waddell at the opening of the exhibition the month before and let him know we’d be saying “I do” in front of his masterpiece.

art museum wedding reception

art museum reception with framed menu

monogrammed table cloth bar

framed bottoms up bar sign

I wanted the look of the celebration to honor the museum & art studio venue, the Foosaner Art Museum, so our decor plan was based on the art & design elements that were innate to the space, including the Pollock-esque painting studio floor. It was also important that the look be seasonal & memorable to our guests, so we focused on creating a warm and inviting reception space. We worked with color families, rather than a strict color palette, and added gold accents for warmth. A close family friend and artist created large abstract paintings which were hung throughout the reception space. Tuscan-style tables were marked by numbered lampshades.

cascading floral seat decor

sweetheart table

lamp shade table numbers

sweetheart table

The bar, cocktail tables, and sweetheart table were covered with canvas drop-cloths monogrammed by the bride’s mother, Ann, a nod to the art studio venue. Because most of my close friends are spread out across the country, I opted not to have a traditional "bridal party". In hindsight, I wish I would have had bridesmaids. Not having them made some of the traditional events (bridal showers, rehearsal, etc.) a little bit complicated.

simple wedding cake with garden rose accents

candlelit dessert table

first wedding dance

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