Edith Wharton and Gustav Klimt were both born in 1862 and created some of their most memorable masterpieces right around the same time. Klimt’s most famous work, The Kiss, was painted in 1907 while Wharton published The House of Mirth, the novel that established her as a successful author, in 1905. Though they were contemporaries, it’s up for debate as to whether they would have been drawn to each other’s craft. Wharton, though infatuated with European aesthetics, was a fan of clean lines and classic design. Klimt’s paintings are known for their intricate, busy patterns and wild color. One thing they did share was an interest in using their talents to capture romance in all it’s different forms.
This past Spring, co-founder of Sixpence for Your Shoe, Lindsay Mastroianni, approached us with an idea to bring Klimt’s art nouveau style to The Mount for a wedding inspiration shoot. We loved the concept of pairing Klimt’s bright color and painterly details with Wharton’s elegant architecture. It was also the perfect time of year to celebrate love and beauty in The Mount’s lush gardens. So dream of warmer days as you enjoy these stunning photos from Eric Foley Photography and check out the links at the end of the post to find out more about the stellar team of vendors Lindsay put together.
Florist: Azalea Floral Design
Stationery: Coral Pheasant
Linens: Nuage Designs
Cake, Truffles and Macaroons: Taste by Spellbound
Rentals: Party Rental, Ltd.
Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Robes: Plum, Pretty, Sugar