A huge favorite at last night's @1840splaza Open House...and a huge painting! At 30x40, this baby is packed with a whole lotta room to have a whole lotta painting fun (still in love with the crease details of the tux) 🙌🏻❤🎨 . This year I chose to simplify my live wedding painting canvas size options...but if you ever happen to want to join a tribe of unicorn couples who want to go big or go home?...neigh at me ❤🦄
Part Friday Introductions, part Flashback...but today I wanted to talk to you about the amazing couples I serve (because they give me LIFE)! 😭❤🎨🙌🏻 . My live wedding painting couples are different...not in THAT weird kind of way (LOL!), but they understand the value of being themselves. They throw back a few favorite microbrews but then get all dolled up to gobble up a 5 course meal later. They're equal parts casual and cool, and understand the awesomeness of both! . They're service minded ❤ From working for non-profits or charities, to serving as doctors or nurses...from fire fighters to soldiers...they're big hearted in the best possible way. Oh! And they're usually serving their fur babies best of all 😅🐶❤ . And, the best part for me? They're sentimental. They're the ones who keep that newspaper headline clipping because they know their future grandkids will appreciate it. Together, they put pins on a big ole map marking every city they've been to. And they're the ones who trust in me to create one of their first works of art they'll treasure as a newly married couple...and I don't take that responsibility lightly. . Does this sound like you? 😘 I'd love to welcome you into our big hearted #bybrittanybranson family! Shoot me a private message, visit the link in my bio, or say hi at ByBrittanyBranson@gmail.com. (Thanks to @maxhaben and @ringletdc for this awesome video, along with my friends @joyymichelle, @wifeandlife, @petalsbytheshore , @facciafrescavintage, @sheriautrycouture, @allison_rose_model, @bloehthesurface, @melissatysondesigns, @fathomgallery)
Walking hand in hand into the weekend like 😍 . But you know what's even better? Admiring the view of your new life together, hand in hand. ....ok, was that a little cheesy? K, yea, maybe a bit 🤣 . But but, in all seriousness, cheese aside...when your bride's lace is this good, you do your best 💪🏻🎨❤ Swipe it! 👉🏻
So, so thrilled to be a new member of @studiomilk_ , the most gorgeous and intimate of girl-boss worthy co-working spaces established by Julie of @strawberrymilkevents . (P.S. If you haven't seen Julie and her team's work...I give you full permission to ditch this post and check.them.out...wedding design GOALS). . I'm always proud of what I accomplish while live painting at my couples' weddings, but nothing (for me, at least) beats bringing the painting back to the studio for touch ups. I'm all about vibrancy and color...so aside from some quiet studio time being essential for painting touch ups such as faces, working on it in studio also gives me a chance to add in some much needed layers of color to get back that vibrancy that acrylics often loose when they dry. . I couldn't ask for a more perfect space and community to do all of that necessary work in/with!
So their wedding was technically on NYE Monday, but, whatevs!! It's their first weekend as a newly married couple...so let's throw it back to L + A's incredible black tie affair! . I'm so in love with how their live wedding painting is turning out! I started with a Payne's Grey base so that all of those rich wood panel and Christmas colors would POP! 😍🎨🌲 . Head to my stories to check out another painting I'm prepping with a dark base. It sure does make a difference 😍🎨 . Can't wait to finish this beauty in the studio!!
One of our favorite memories from our wedding arrived today. Oh hey!! I'm Brittany, just your friendly neighborhood destination live wedding painter...and my couples make me cry 😭❤🎨 . I still can't thank A + H enough for having me all the way out to sunny Florida to be with them on their most perfect day. This is what I liivvveeeee forrrrr. . I pray that one day, when my couples are gray haired and holding each other's well lived hands, they'll pass their live paintings on to their children (heck! maybe even their grand children!) and strike up a conversation about how much love and light surrounded them on that day...who wore what..who traveled from where...how he burst into tears or she couldn't stop giggling...or maybe even how their fur babies showed up and stole the show 🤣❤🐶 . Thank you A + H for making my day!!
Already twirling into the new year ❤🍾🥂 . So many thank yous to my incredible couples and clients who trusted me to be a part of their life and love stories in 2018 ❤ You'll never realize how grateful I am!! . Now? It's time to love on 2019!! . Throwback to R + R's twirl worthy first dance live wedding painting! Planning by @glintevents , Gown by @carolinecastigliano via @riziksdc , Florals by @cindy_thewildbunch, Rentals by @whitegloverentals , Linens by @latavolalinen .
So ready to ring in the new year with @lindsayhlockhart and Andrew at the @bcc1898 and live paint their GORGEOUS big day!! But, of course, I'll be missing these two goofballs a little bit ❤ . I just can't even that we've arrived at the end of 2018. I don't think it'll hit me for a bit...but that's ok. That just means I get to soak in all of the amazingness that was 2018 just a little bit longer. . Follow along in my stories to see all of the live wedding painting goodness this evening!! (Thanks to @vanessasmithphoto for such a fun pic of us!) ❤🎨🙌🏻