Ophelia inspired fine art portrait

Painting inspired wedding design for fine art loving brides

Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite movement of the late 19th century, our team set out to inspire fine art-loving brides. We looked especially to later works by these artists, where 14th century style meets romantic English poetry. Together with some of the best central Ohio wedding vendors, we developed this stunning painting-inspired wedding design.

Captured on film by Jenna Powers, gorgeous fine art inspiration abounds in well curated details. Read on for more inspiring details of this fine-art inspired editorial.

Carefully curated, painting inspired wedding design: the details

A color palette of mauve, peach, and toasted pecan set the tone for an early fall wedding. In addition, pops of smokey lavender make the color scheme work for warmer weather, worthy of indian summer weddings. Consequently, the colors will inspire fine art and romance loving brides alike.

For brides seeking painting-inspired wedding design, Cheer Up Press came up with the perfect invitation suite. The wedding invitation features an antique crest design and trendy wax seal on handmade paper. And, drawing inspiration from leather-bound manuscripts, it includes a stunning letter-pressed leather piece. Brides looking for unique wedding invitations will be inspired by this gorgeous stationary set.

Painting Inspired Florals and a Unique Table setting

The captivating floral designs were a true star of this painting inspired wedding editorial. The designs feature an abundance of beautiful texture; black tomatoes and celosia provide an edgier aesthetic, while the addition of garden roses and cosmos soften the look. The lavish wedding bouquet was even more stunning in person. Katie’s creativity sets her apart as one of central Ohio’s best wedding florists.

To add rustic touches to the table setting, we used 19th century cutlery and heavy stone plates. In contrast, a rich wool gauze table-runner and delicate lavender glassware modernized the look. A light and airy floral arrangement subdued the overall look of the table-scape. Finally, black tomatoes and quail eggs added modern, quirky charm.

A gilded wedding cake, covered in fruit and adorned in quail eggs, alludes to the pre-raphealite’s commitment to naturalism.

Odylyne the Ceremony’s “Olivia” gown provided the perfect blend of simplicity and romance. It heightened the drama of the dark and romantic Quarry Chapel when paired with a classic mantilla veil. Finally, the bouquet was given dramatic floor length silk ribbon from The Lesser Bear.

Angie Warren did an incredible job translating our painting-inspired wedding design to the bridal hair and makeup. She first beautifully braided our model’s long red hair, then gently tousled it to give it an “undone” look. She then applied dewy, minimal makeup to mimic the look of Rosetti’s “Beata Beatrix” painting, and Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet.”

French altar candelabras served as a base for this stunning installation from florist Katie Carothers of Old Slate Farm. 

Dreamy painting-like aesthetics

Probably my favorite moment of the shoot was this enchanting water scene. Inspired by paintings of Ophelia, we submerged our model in cool waters. The swirling silk and flower petals framed her beautifully in the water. The delicate lace robe from designer Girl and a Serious Dream looked dreamy immersed below the surface. Finally, the invitation clutched underwater captures the dream-like quality of this editorial. Above all, this styling decision is one of my favorite creative risks taken as an artist. This painting-inspired wedding design is sure to captivate and inspire fine-art loving brides everywhere.

Check out the incredible vendors behind this beautiful painting-inspired wedding design…

Photography: Jenna Powers | Concept + Styling: Auburn + Ivory
| Floral Design: Old Slate Farm | Hair + Makeup: Angie Warren Artistry | Gown Designer: Odylne The Ceremony  | Bridal Shop: Lex and Lynne Bridal | Lace Robe: Girl and A Serious Dream | Stationary: Cheer Up Press | Silks + Linens: The Lesser Bear | Cake: Le Gateau | Furniture Rentals: The Rural Society | Location: The Quarry Chapel & Honeyrun Falls | Modeling Agency: foundmodels.com

See the feature on The Bridal Theory.

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