“Antique sculptures have a unique way of capturing emotions,” says wedding planner Amelie Borges of Amelie Weddings. “The dramatic twists and curves carved centuries ago depict passion and sensuality experienced by humans long gone. Yet, their emotions come alive in us as we view these timeless masterpieces today.”

Abgussmuseum, a collection of 2,000 plaster casts of antique sculptures in Munich, Germany, was the inspiration that gave rise to this stunning editorial shoot by Amelie Weddings, event designers at Lovecy, and photographer Stories By Toni. They envisioned a wedding full of pure whites that would visually unify the design with the sculptures in Abgussmuseum’s stunning interior, but they also wanted to explore the contrast of including modern, edgy silhouettes and details. 

We cannot get enough of the aesthetic they created: lavish sophistication meets contemporary edge, surrounded by history.  And photographer Stories By Toni totally captured the essence of it all. 

Let’s take a look.

Johanna Wild created Pia’s flippy bob and bold, smokey makeup look.

Model Louis leaned into elegance and simplicity with this classic tux by Monokel and shoes by Shoepassion.

We’re very into the idea of art museums as wedding venues. After all, is there more memorable wedding decor than literal masterpieces? Take a look at this wedding in the Brooklyn Museum that used a giant sculpture by the artist KAWS as its focal point.

Pia’s Ritual Unions spaghetti strap column wedding gown was chosen for its simple and contemporary silhouette. We love the way it both pulls together the whites of the sculptures and stands out among these more ornate works of art.

Explore our collection of the 39 best simple wedding dresses for a stunning bridal look.

photography: Stories By Toni // venue name: Abgussmuseum, Munich, Bavaria, Germany // event design: LOVECY // planning: amelieweddings // florals: Classy Flowers Munich // wedding dress: Ritual Unions Berlin // hairpiece: Ritual Unions Berlin // bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo // bride’s ring: Juwelier Fridrich // hair stylist: Johanna Wild // makeup artist: Johanna Wild // groom attire: Monokel Berlin // groom’s shoes: SHOEPASSION // groom’s ring: Juwelier Fridrich // videography: Stories by Toni // paper goods: NIDA // cake: Babette de Zwart // models: Pia and Louis // second shooter: Nele // champagne tower: Madame Waehli // live illustration: Veronika Gruhl

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