How to style a modern art gallery wedding
Any fine art enthusiasts out there looking for the perfect way to incorporate modern art into your wedding? This editorial coming to us all the way from Maison Miaja in Singapore shows just how many imaginative details you can bring into your wedding day while keeping the overall tone minimalist and intentional. Our bride and groom (a real couple who tied the knot just a week later!) look sleek and elegant while the ceremony backdrop and reception florals pop against the bright white space, requiring little embellishment to complete the scene. Thanks to the team below for sharing today!
Would you wear a gold foil hairstyle for your wedding?! V. chic.
Just beyond Robertson Quay, Singapore, inside an unassuming warehouse building, lies a minimalist-chic art gallery. This light-filled space with white walls and inviting multi-dimensionality provided the perfect blank canvas for a modern art inspired wedding editorial. Our response was a modern, minimal wedding aesthetic with flourishes inspired by the work of artists we admire. This shoot was made entirely possible by the hard work and top-tiered talent of an incredible team of passionate local creatives.
Such a beautiful, delicate cape wedding dress by Alerisa. Keep scrolling for another minimal modern gown from this designer… We can’t pick a fave!
Curated abstract artwork hanging from the gallery walls provided a backdrop to inimitable sculpture-like florals with tropical Southeast Asian overtones. For the couple’s solemnization backdrop, This Humid House sought to create a wall-mounted installation that had the gravity of one of Robert Morris’s felt sculptures. Foraged seaweed contrasted with the delicate flowers of petrea volubis, whose expressive vines were harnessed for their dynamism. As the bride and groom approached two large white doors leading to a private inner room, a sense of mystery unraveled into wonder as they discovered an awe-inspiring botanical installation suspended above the table, like a Julie Mehretu painting with floating planes and multiple perspectives.
This Humid House made sure the flowers were as inventive as the fine art on the walls.
So many unexpected elements here.
It was a kind of suspension of lightness and joy by way of clouds of bougainvillea, interrupted by shocks of color and a cacophony of unexpected ingredients—beans, rocks and gourds. The playfulness above was extended to the table beneath with simple arrangements strewn against chunks of wire-cut clay, and rich, oversaturated piles of turmeric, influenced by the work of Anish Kapoor. These intermingled with carefully curated earthy ceramic plates, understated black taper candlesticks, a texturized wedding cake replete with delicate edible lunarias, and a flattering invitation suite, which helped echo our theme throughout the shoot.
We did say 2020 would be a year of surprises, didn’t we? Thanks to the talented team below for sharing such a unique take on an art gallery wedding…
Photographer: Maritha Mae / Venue: Maison Miaja / Stylist: 8 December / Wedding Planner: The Wildest Dreams / Floral Design: This Humid House / Hair & Makeup: The Make Up Room / Stationery: Wild Lavender Studio / Cake: Yume Patisserie / Tableware: Castlery / Chairs: XOXO & Co. / Wedding Gown: Alerisa / Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes / Suit: The Bespoke Club / Jewelry: Monica Vinader / Models: Hazel Yeo & Zach Cheng / Artwork: Temple – Gus Albor – 2018; Question about love – Allen Tang – 2016; Purple Sunset Storm – Allen Tang – 2015; Temple – Gus Albor – 2018