As a former art school student and art gallery salesgirl, I love the idea of bringing art into your wedding. It allows your decorations to have a second life after your nuptials and brightens your home, makes your money stretch a little farther, and it’s more friendly for the environment than single-use items. What’s not to love?
We’re hanging artwork, and displaying it on table-top and full-size easels throughout our reception venue as decorations. Plenty of pieces we selected are love-themed, while others are just plain fun images we want to have in our home. If you don’t have the dough to invest in one-of-a-kind pieces, you can easily buy prints from Society6 or Tiny Showcase.
tips // We purchased clear acrylic table-top easels from the Dollar Store, and basic, affordable wooden easels from our local art supply store (you can paint them up to match your decor). I’ve also got an old painting easel sitting at home, as do a few of my artist friends who are letting me borrow theirs. We also asked our venue if we could use Command Hooks to hang our artwork, since they don’t damage paint. Finally, if you’re on a super-tight budget, you can easily make your own artwork for your wedding too! (Pinterest is full of ideas)
We own artwork from almost every country and city we’ve traveled to, but not from the cities we’ve lived in together! So we added a painting of Malta (our current home) and Halifax (our hometown) to our wedding registry. Bonus: This supports local artists too!
tips // A lot of local art galleries have gift registry options! Some cities even have art rental galleries, so you can try artwork out before committing to it.
Prints // I Love You Dachshund Typography print by Holly Exley // Graphic heart print by Mareike Bohmer // For Like Ever print by Super Rural // Hello print by Stephanie Sterjovski // Rose print by Ashley Ludaescher via Chasing Heartbeats // New York by Max Wagner // Paris Map Cut by Karen O’Leary via Studio KMO