23 Art-Inspired Wedding Ideas for Creative Couples
Your wedding décor is a chance for you and your partner to showcase some of your shared interests—doing so only makes your big day more unique to you. If art is one of your mutual passions, you might want to include art-inspired details throughout your wedding day. Whether you want to use your favorite painting as inspiration for your color palette or translate it onto your cake, there are plenty of imagined and creative ways to put an artistic spin on your event.
Not only do these art-themed ideas have beautiful results, but they can easily suit any wedding-day aesthetic, from classic to modern. The reason? There are so many art periods (and styles!) to choose from. For your traditional event, try finding a venue with Sistine Chapel vibes—think a property with Renaissance-inspired fresco paintings (the technique of applying pigment onto a thin layer of plaster was made famous by Michelangelo). If you're planning a contemporary celebration, we suggest bookmarking the abstract table number and welcome sign just ahead. Does the impressionist work of Monet speak to you? Reimagine one of his watercolor paintings for your ceremony backdrop, like this blue, green, and beige one by Minted. Or, make like one couple ahead and use his famous "Water Lilies" piece on the detail card and envelope liner on your stationery suite.
With so many creative options—from subtle art-inspired details (like mini-easels for your table numbers) to larger ones, like hand-painted wedding cakes and art gallery venues—there are so many ways to tranform your event's blank canvas into a true masterpiece your guests will remember forever.
Showcase your love for multiple art styles with a mixed suite—note how this set offered both abstract Picasso vibes and romantic Monet motifs (like the watercolor ballet dancer!).
Pantone Seating Chart
Looking for an artistic seating chart idea? Make like Caroline & Evan Photography and A&P Designs and use use Pantone squares as escort cards; the color code should correspond to guests' table numbers.
While you'll always have your wedding photos as big-day keepsakes, hiring a live painter (like Greg Kalamar, seen here) is just another creative way to document the happiest day of your life.
Abstract Table Number
One benefit of tying the knot in a historic church? The beautiful artwork. Maximize your attendees' views of the wall paintings by opting for ghost chairs.
There's no better way to pay homage to your favorite artist's work than by incorporating the piece into your paper goods. That's why Rebecca Rose Creative chose to include three different Monet paintings in this invitation suite.
Think beyond the traditional paper menu for your art-themed event. Instead, ask your calligrapher, like Art by Ellie, to write your dinner offerings on an artist's palette.
Your art-inspired wedding can take place in any venue, but an art gallery is obviously the most appropriate location. You can even pose in front of the pieces on display, like these brides did at Space Gallery, for an on-theme touch to your portraits (just make sure it's allowed!).
Searching for the perfect way to include modern art in your ceremony? Try something like this abstract, asymmetrical backdrop designed by BW Theory.
Shindig Chic proves artful wedding décor isn't limited to your paper goods—even your glass and acrylic signage can be made into a masterpiece. The pros created this colorful abstract welcome sign and propped it up using an easel for another on-theme touch.
What's better than one art-inspired cake? Six impressionist-style cakelets. These were created by Maggie Austin Cake; each had a different pastoral vignette.
Throwing a destination wedding? Evoke your love of art and inform your guests of your faraway locale by having your stationer paint the landscape right onto your save-the-dates. Attendees got their first glimpse of this event's Dutch countryside venue on the envelope liner of this The Sparkle Company suite.
Easel Table Numbers
These table numbers, which the bride created herself, prove easels are a great, on-theme way to display even your smallest wedding signage.
Illustrating your suite's envelope liner is an unexpected, but subtle way to incorporate artwork into your celebration. It can even include the flowers that are going to be featured in your wedding. This Whimsique set used the same florals that later appeared in the bride's bouquet.
Paintbrush Escort Cards
Guide guests to their tables with colorful paintbrushes. These escort card alternatives were dipped in paint, left to dry, and then signed with each person's name. Each color referenced a corresponding tablecloth that marked the attendee's assigned station.