A classic day in Vienna paired with the strong feminine energy of Austrian artist Klimt and regal gowns, evokes a sense of timeless romance with this intimate styled shoot from A Very Beloved Wedding. Moody art inspired wedding ideas visually translating "The Kiss," whisk us away to an ageless and creative way to incorporate symbolism for a stunning wedding day. Drawing upon symbolist painter Klimt's work helps bring an unpredictable and romantic vibe, yet unchanging in its efforts to be bold. One of Klimt's most famous paintings is named "The Kiss," which portrays him together with his Emilie. Many lovers have traditionally tied the knot in front of the painting, as it is one of the most significant love symbols in Austria. Sara Donaldson captures how this team translated the feelings into florals by A Very Beloved Bloom, diverse color tones and meaningful elements. This is wedding inspiration with a twist of art and tinge of dark.

Moody Art Inspired Wedding Ideas

Regal gowns by designers Cortana and Rue de Seine found at Feinstens conjure up a distinct character contrast with the striking color tones of Ernst Fuchs' intriguing artwork. A bride curling up with her bridesmaids, a painter gripping his bride with passion remind us of the heightened emotion in a wedding day. Bridesmaids have their origin long ago. In the biblical story of Jacob, his two wives Leah and Rachel, brought their own bridesmaids as detailed in the Book of Genesis (29:24, 46:18). They have always shared a very important role in terms of friendship, moral and organizational support. Klimt's primary subject was the female body and his most famous paintings belong to the golden phase, where he used golden leaf. Incorporating art is a genius way to set the tone for your wedding. This story is inspired by the tones and posturing of Klimt paintings and his muses relaxing and having tea at Ernst Fuchs Museum and once quirky home. With his paintings about women friendship and the love between the couple sealed with a Kiss, the storyline carried through the entire shoot eloquently.

The Kiss

With this kiss
we rise and
float toward heaven.
The luxury of golden
mosaics can not
hold or define us.
Comfort quickly
transforms to passion
as inhibitions
like opulent and exotic
coverlets slip away.
United in joyous elation
we rest our heads
on embroidered pillows
of stars and constellations.

~ Nina Dol

Photographer: Sara Donaldson Creative Direction, Design & Styling: A Very Beloved Wedding Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab Location: Ernst Fuchs Museum Floral Design: A Very Beloved Bloom Bridal Gown: Cortana Headpieces: Melinda Rose Robes: Girl With a Serious Dream Make-up and Hair: Julia Mikulitsch Props and Stationery: A Very Beloved Wedding Fabrics, Ribbons and Candles: Silk and Willow