A Masterpiece Wedding Inspired by a Famous Painting

The earthly, painterly delights of Botticelli’s masterpiece, Primavera, inspire this romantic celebration.

“Texture upon texture, deep, moody tones paired with creamy, ethereal pales: All are key elements to a botanically themed, lush winter celebration," says event designer Kristy Rice of Momental Designs.

Painterly menu by Rices sits atop a detail from the chief design inspiration, Botticelli’s Primavera. “The sheer level of detail in Botticelli’s painting — over 400 plants and flowers are nestled in the dark layers of canvas — provided the inspiration for our lavish and layered event design.”

painted wedding menu

Hand-painted flowers and gold-foil script is layered over a base of painted, double-thick paper stock. 

gold foil script wedding invitations

A prevailing palette of dusty blues and antique golds is enlivened by bright floral and fruit “moments.”

wedding place setting

The Momental team DIY’d centerpieces with flowers sourced from Fiftyflowers.com.

wedding flowers

Blooms include tulips, anemone, and chocolate dahlias.

orange wedding flowers

The glorious dessert table features Couture Cakery baked goods, plus fresh and dried fruit.

wedding dessert table

Sparkling prosecco pairs with dessert.

wedding prosecco

An edible still-life offers fresh and dried fruits plus sweets from the couture cakery.

wedding desserts

Gilt- and flower-trimmed wedding cake by The Couture Cakery.

artistic wedding cake

Note Fragrances provided custom scent favors.

perfume wedding favor

A table bears gifts from plum pretty Sugar, Benefit cosmetics and the Southern Weddings Shop.

artistic wedding favors 

Event design: Kristy Rice, founder, Momental Designs
Venue: Forty Fort Meeting House, Forty Fort, PA
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Invitations and menus: Momental Designs
Calligraphy: Kelle McCarter of Designsgirl