November is an odd, in-between month when it comes to event design – Halloween has just ended and the festivity of Christmas is just around the corner. Today’s fine art wedding design takes inspiration from that idea of the in-between, between holidays, between seasons, between light and shadow. That rich contrast perfectly captures the incredible chiaroscuro effect seen in fine art still life paintings.
The key to creating that still life look is in layering. A deep, shadowed background of inky black sets the stage for a palette that’s perfect for the fallow month of November, with burnt orange and olive green. Darker surfaces – lacquered tables and wrought iron – become the perfect canvas for adding hints of brighter colors and luxe textures, like blending paint to create depth. Today’s chalkboard trend becomes a great, modern twist on the artistic inspiration – use colorful chalk paint pens to create custom table numbers and signage. Low arrangements of textured greenery and vibrant orange blooms create interest in the center of long tables, while hanging installations of trailing vines create intricate shadows overhead. Add in light from clusters of vintage gold candlesticks and the still life inspiration is complete!
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Orange and Green Bouquet – Photography by TO WANDER & SEEK, Floral Design by THE CONSERVATORIE via Grey Likes Weddings | Greenery Garland Escort Cards – Photography by Carlie Statsky Photography, Planning and Design by Coastside Couture via Style Me Pretty | Bohemian Hairstyle with Gold Accessories – Photography by Tyler Rye Photography, Planning and Design by Forevermore Events via Inspired by This | Engagement Rings – Photography by Rylee Hitchner via Once Wed | Rustic Industrial Reception – Photography by Sawyer Baird Photography, Floral Design and Planning by Amy Osaba via The Bridal Theory | Darkly Romantic Dessert Display – Photography by This Modern Romance, Cake and Desserts by Sweet & Saucy Shop via Wedding Chicks | Still Life Candlesticks and Pears – Photography by Jen & Chris Creed, Planning and Design by Event 29 via Style Me Pretty