The “wedding of the year” from ‘save-the-dates’ to venue decoration…

PART ONE – Save the dates

Planning began in October 2016 for the wedding of Charlotte Smith to Thomas Sargent, with the concept of an autumn theme for 2018.

As Liz, of Busylizzie Art, I met with this newly engaged couple over coffee, to begin the process of finding out what mattered to them and what kind of wedding they would like. The outdoors featured highly – both enjoyment of walking and exploring plus playing competitive sport, so a theme would need to encompass this. The colours were going to be important here as wishy-washy, pastel pale would not do! The strength of the autumnal palette was calling – burgundy, russet and orange began to emerge as favourites…

So having narrowed it down to leaves rather than flowers, the painting could begin…

Once the chosen leaves were painted, design ideas for the ‘Save-the-dates’ could begin and several were played about with before settling on a simple calendar super-imposed over a single leaf, with a red heart encircling the ‘6’…

Torn by hand, then enclosed in recycled brown card, the tiny ‘Save-the-dates’ were wrapped & tied with burgundy satin ribbon and garden string…

Below is a selection of photos of the paintings and ideas produced…

Collecting colour samples…

Leaves as inspiration…

Garden finds…

Delicate acer leaf…

PART 2 of “Wedding of the year” coming soon!!

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