Updated: Sep 24, 2022
A luxurious renaissance style shoot inspired by the artist Gustav Klimt, with a palette of rich golds and blacks and combining the talent of artisans from across the globe.
When Rubana Gaspar, of Crimson Letters, got in touch to say she was creating a luxurious Gustav Klimt inspired bridal editorial and wanted to collaborate, I didn't waste any time saying YES. Klimt has always been one of my favourite artists and I adore the romanticism and complexity of his work, that combined with Rubana's hand painted artistry and portfolio of work, I knew it was going to be something extraordinary.
With an amazing team of artisans from around the globe and captured by fine art photographer Katie Julia, the results of her vision are nothing short of amazing.
Rubana says “I wanted to create a vision art voice within this industry and show that it’s possible to combine art and culture to shape a profound statement.”
“What inspired my editorial? Gustav Klimt & old world European, Renaissance design. Gustav Klimt is not a creative concept that I have seen used before and it aligned so well with the gold and moody signature style that I have come to be known for.”
Couture details swathed in gold and sheer tulle. 'VIENNA' Headpiece by Gibson Bespoke, veil by Monvieve, Dress by Joanne Fleming.
Decadent handpainted floral backdrop by Rubana Gaspar of Crimson Letters.
“In an effort to ramp up the drama, I set to work to hand paint a two-metre high, black backdrop with brown branches and gold hand painted flowers with crunched up gold foil leaf centres” Rubana says.
Golden marbled walls of Preswold Hall, England.
Rubana was inspired to create, “Stationery that was much more than simple piece of paper, but brought together my desire for mood, depth and highly artistic renaissance design.”
Dress by Joanne Fleming
Cakes by Monika Koss
Creative Concept, Planning, Flowers & Table Design - Crimson Letters
Stationery & Hand Painted Backdrop - Crimson Letters
Photography - Katie Julia
Assistant Photographer - Stories from Eros
Videography - Picture Mode
Venue - Prestwold Hall
Designer Gowns - Joanne Fleming Design
Couture Veils - Monvieve
Styling Antiques - Cristin Francis from Aqueduto Events
Cake & Biscuit Artist -Monika Kos Sweets
Chairs - Wedhead
Large Gold 'VIENNA' Headpiece, Black (custom) Headband, Crystal 'FARRAH' Earrings & Black 'LUMIERE' Cape - Gibson Bespoke
Metallic Crocheted Choker, Necklace Earrings, Haircomb & Hair Pins - Edera Jewellery
Gold Loop Earrings & Rings - Cremilde Bispo
Hair and Make up - The Bridal Artists