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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Art of the Wedding Gift

It's right around the corner...Wedding season. Any day now the invitations will be flooding your mailbox. With that said, in today's blog I wanted to give you some creative tips for gifts that the lovely bride and groom will cherish for years to come. These ideas are "borrowed" from an awesome guest blogger for Art That Fits, Meg Lange. They are too good not to share! Please read on to get inspired. And remember Frameworks is here for any of your art and framing needs!

Their wedding invitation framed makes a great gift for the newlyweds. They will appreciate that the memory of their big day is preserved, and also love that they have something to hang on their bare walls! The frame and fillet is from Larson-Juhl, the Chateaus collection.

If you are close to the bride and/or groom, another great gift idea is to frame a favorite photo from their wedding. Tell them to pick one of the professional photographs and email it to you. You can have it printed by the photographer and framed for them. Sometimes this is a long process, but it's totally worth the time when they see the finished product. The image above is my sister and brother-in-law from their wedding in Bald Head. The photo credit goes to the wonderful Sarah Whitmeyer! www.whitmeyerphotography.com It is framed in a classic way that will fit any decor with a double off-white mat and warm silver frame, from Larson-Juhl.

Give the gift of Artwork. If you think about it, this is a great gift idea because many newlywed couples are starting fresh and have bare walls. Artwork quickly warms up any room and makes a house a home. This idea might be a little tricky for some of you, but with a little research you could really wow your favorite couple. A good idea to ensure you get the style right for the couple is to match the art style to their china pattern. Here are some examples of how this works:

(above) The light and airy feel of this Kate Spade Dandy Lane china set compliments these paintings by Robin Zingone and Soraya Chemaly because of the clean lines and minimal color

(above) The couple who chooses this Lenox Chirp pattern china is playful and whimsical. You would want to purchase artwork for them that is joyful and fun. Like these paintings by Frank Gonzales and Thomaspaul

(above) The couple who chooses this Marchesa Palatial Garden Pattern is sure to be on the cutting edge of fashion and trends. You'll need to get them artwork that is bold and makes a statement, like these paintings by Sharyn Sowell or Johnny Taylor

Another way to give the gift of art to your favorite couple, is to give them a painting that symbolizes love and unity. Here are a few good examples of how this works without being too sappy.

Love Birds by Thomaspaul (this comes in several different colors and sizes!)

Hopefully this blog inspires you to think outside the box this wedding season! All art shown is available from the website Artaissance www.artthatfits.com and can be custom sized to fit any space and is printed on either artist paper or canvas.

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