A wedding is but a moment in time, a day like any other, until we adorn it with meaning, beauty, and love. And when it comes to adornment, Gustav Klimt’s body of work stands as the paragon of ornamentation.
In Klimt’s most popular paintings, like “The Kiss” and “The Virgins”, we see a romance and sensuality that are at once innocent and transformative, qualities often shared by the milestone of a wedding, making his works the perfect inspiration for this shoot. All of the details, designed by Revel Petals, are super stunning and can be found in the full gallery, photographed by Hailley Howard Photography.
Homage To Klimt's Work
From a styling standpoint, we paid direct homage to Klimt’s work in the
table numbers and the postage stamp on the invitation suite, but chose
to abstain from being too literal in the styles of dresses, creating a
wedding for a contemporary couple with a garden-chic vibe.
A Touch Of Gold
Gold was used in the table runner, plates and cutlery, cake and the
bride’s neck art, mimicking the lavish gold leaf Klimt used in so many
of his paintings. Even our signature cocktail, Golden Emilie, was a
striking peach-gold color, accented by delicate locally-grown orchids.
Often, Klimt’s artwork contains elements of geometric pattern, which
were perfectly reflected in the mosaic floors of the beautiful Ebell
Club of Long Beach.
Capturing Intimacy & Romance
With the cascading flowers and the way the calligraphy and models moved
in serpentine lines, we targeted a subtle intimacy that transported us
into a Klimtian wonderland, adorning the day in gold-gilded romance that
celebrates the monumental moment of a wedding.
Golden Emilie Cocktail Recipe
By: Alexis Kozak, of Zush By Design.
1 cocktail per serving
1.5 Rhum Agricole Blanc
3/4 St George spiced pear liqueur
2 dashes Bar Keep Saffron Bitters
Stir. Strain. Serve up in a Coupe.
Garnish by squeezing a lemon peel over the top, discard. View All Images