- 2 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
One of my coworkers was recently married at the same venue that I have booked for our wedding next fall. It’s an art center with beautiful exposed red brick walls, and super tall ceilings. We are having both ceremony and reception there, in the same room.. But, my coworker said that a good section (a whole wall) had nude art hanging.
I realize that nude art can be tasteful, I haven’t seen any of the art that was at her wedding, but it makes me nervous. She said there were lots of nipples and women spread eagle, and paintings of orgies.
My first reaction was OMG, I have to do something about this. I am NOT going to have nude art at my wedding. My grandparents would absolutely DIE. FI’s father is on the opposite side of the spectrum and would be “OMG look at those huge honkers!” for everyone to hear.
Then I took a breath… It’s still art. If you can’t be a grown up for a wedding ceremony & reception and not giggle about the boobies in the corner then you don’t need to be there. We had already decided it’s going to be an adult only party.
I DO realize that the art WILL change, it’s all up in the air. The art that will be hanging at my wedding probably hasn’t even been made yet. I have no way of knowing, it’s just something else for me to stress over.
When we signed our contract and placed the deposit there was a clause in there that said art work would be hanging during our time slot. We are not allowed to move, alter or cover the art. So that’s out of the picture. If we said screw it and started looking somewhere else, we would lose our deposit which is only $200, but our budget is only $5000. So, kind of an important chunk.
I COULD mention it to the manager, who is kind of a weird guy. I have a feeling it would offend him, as it’s HIS work. Then I would be stuck dealing with him for a whole year until our wedding. Don’t need to be making waves yet, I need to be nice and for him to like me and help me get what I want. 🙂
IF there is nudity I’m sure our photographer could blurr it out, and/or make the picture out of focus so it looks more natural. I just don’t want it in every single wedding photo…
I’ve pretty much talked myself down by now, but I still want to know what you bees think.