19 Essential Wedding Style Elements Inspired by Gustav Klimt's The Kiss

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Today, reprints of Gustav Klimt's famous painting are dorm-room mainstays, but in the early 1900s, every geometric pattern and layer of gold leaf seemed like a shot in an artistic revolution. Vienna was the site of a cultural explosion that saw Gustav Mahler helming the Vienna Court Opera, Sigmund Freud psychoanalyzing the mink-wearing elite, and Klimt leading the Secession—Austria's spin on art nouveau. In honor of the Belvedere museum's 150 Years of Gustav Klimt exhibit (starting July 12), we've created a mood board that recalls the opulence of the era. From a mosaic-inspired gown to a gilded cake, here's how to celebrate your own golden age.

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