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Inspiration: Arts Fest

We’ve got art on the brain this week–the Utah Arts Festival starts today, and we can’t wait to check out the booths, food, and entertainment at this year’s event! The Arts Fest got us thinking: Wouldn’t it be fun to plan a wedding inspired by all things art? Whether you’re a modern-art lover or prefer the classics, there’s an artist, period, and style to inspire your nuptials.

Here at SLPCBG, we love abstract expressionism (Jackson Pollock),  pop art (Andy Warhol), and French impressionism (Claude Monet), so we were pretty excited to come across some bold decor themes and cool watercolor accents for weddings. We also found some inventive ideas for incorporating paint brushes in to your big day (a bouquet of brushes instead of blooms? So fun!). Be inspired by our arts-fest finds.

0126How fun would a Pollock-inspired photo shoot be for your engagement photos? Don white shirts and denim, break out the paint brushes and paint cans, and start splattering! | photo by Cedar House Photography

Blue-Watercolor-Calligraphy-Wedding-Save-the-Dates2-via-Allie-Ruth-Designs A cool watercolor save-the-date sets the tone for an artsy affair | via Allie Ruth Designs

http-delovelyaffair.blogspot.com201208top-10-ideas-for-your-watercolorDress up basic votive candles with layers of pastel-hued paint | via DeLovely Affair

momental_designs1023_Gideon_PhotographyWe love this idea by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs: Use paint brushes as escort cards and encourage guests to paint a section of a canvas rather than sign a traditional guest book | photo by Gideon Photography

paint-brush-bouquet-and-bannerCreate a unique bouquet wrap or centerpiece container and a decorative banner by grouping together paintbrushes | photos by The Why We Love via Ruffled

paint-party-wedding-ideas-091-via-RuffledSilver paint cans filled with vibrant blooms make for cool centerpieces | photos by The Why We Love via Ruffled

pastel-watercolor-wedding-decor-ideas-6-via-100-Layer-CakeNo doubt this pastel-hued watercolor cake tastes as dreamy as it looks | via 100 Layer Cake

watercolor-styled-05-Green-Wedding-ShoesAluminum  paint palettes make perfect appetizer trays | photo by Scott Clark Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

watercolor-styled-07-Green-Wedding-ShoesAn easy DIY backdrop: splatter paint on large white canvases a la Jackson Pollock | photo by Scott Clark Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

watercolor-wedding-envelope-via-Allie-Ruth-DesignsA simple watercolor wash fancifies white envelopes and offers a preview of the invite inside | via Allie Ruth Designs

watercolor-wedding-labels-via-a-subtle-revelryUse hand-painted tags as escort and place cards or for favors | via A Subtle Revelry

The perfect setting for these arty ideas? A gallery or musuem, natch. Some local venues to consider: 15th & 15th Gallery, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Natural History Museum of Utah, and Springville Art Museum.

See you at the Utah Arts Fest!

P.S. If you like the watercolor paper goods in this post, be sure to check out the uh-mazing hand-painted watercolor invitations featured in the new Summer/Fall 2013 issue of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom magazine–on newsstands in early July!