So I'm usually not all about the neutrals....but can't help it when it comes to working with this dreamy palette and the oh so pretty @mymaderaestates! And can we talk about @picturethisforeverphoto's styling?? . I welcomed another couple into the #bybrittanybranson #custominvitations family yesterday, and now my mind is RACING with ideas!! I can't help it! It especially makes my heart happy when my couples request venue paintings, which is why they tend to be the center of attention in my wedding stationery designs. . Take this suite for example. @mymaderaestate's signature outdoor fireplace/courtyard takes center stage and compliments the color palette of the flowers featured in all of the bouquets and centerpieces! When guests first read the invitation, the venue painting introduces them to where they'll be celebrating your new beginning (surrounded by hand painted flowers, of course). And why not re-feature it on the RSVP card...since they're obviously replying YES! to heading there for the big day! Might as well get them excited, right?! . Are you ready to knock your guests' socks off? Let's get you on my calendar! DM me, email me at ByBrittanyBranson@gmail.com, or visit www.bybrittanybranson.com/custom-invitations to learn more!
This #liveweddingpainting beauty has been staring at me from her easel for....a year? Ugh...I'm ashamed of how long it's been. Life has been crazy!! But..here she is...and she's so much more beautiful than when she was first made! . @sammyjaeger makes for one BEAUTIFUL model...especially in that @annebarge gown! And can we talk about that bouquet STUNNER by my girl @petalsbytheshore ? Though, on the day, we were primarily hanging out (and painting!!) in the back gardens of @tudor_place , I couldn't help but add a likeness of the front of the historic mansion in the background. After all, that's the super cool thing about a live wedding painting! We can mix and match moments, objects, and scenes to create a super unique heirloom memory painting 😍🎨 . This original shoot was featured on @stylemepretty and photographed by the lovely @kellyhornberger with beauty by @makeupbyanab ❤
Always living for those double chinned grins 🤗❤ . This is usually my favorite #liveweddingpainting moment of the night after live painting for a few hours!! I don't always get to see my couples until towards the end...so when they finally have a moment to give me a hug and step behind me to check out my progress....well, let's just say I always choke up a bit 😭❤ . I've already received a few new inquiries since yesterday after my Instagram stories chat! (Did you miss it? No worries! I just chatted a bit about my process and discussed a little bit about my new DOUBLE canvas live wedding painting experience! More on that soon 😘) Still booking couples in love for 2018...and most definitely 2019!! Send me a DM or email me at ByBrittanyBranson@gmail.com!
Y'all know I'm a bubbly person...so these action shots of me live painting (and the oh so serious faces I make...) kill me 🤣 . Especially when I think about how this is my happy place!! Wonderful sunny day. Live French bistro music by @andykushnerent . Florals and greenery by the killer team at @sweetrootvillage . Vintage rentals by @smthingvintage . Oh!!! And my mommy who totally came more for the @districtwinery rosé than to watch me 🤣🤣🤣 Thanks @danielletreal !!
I'm starting a new thing...and I'm already in love with it! . Since my custom wedding invitation designs are based on completely custom artwork, I TOTALLY get that, sometimes, the possibilities and ideas can seem overwhelming! And so, when couples request samples, I'm now sending them a quick personalized video walking them through paper and size options...but, most importantly, the inspiration behind why my past couples and I chose the artwork and design that we did! . I just sent off another little video this morning...and I can't shake that giddy feeling us creatives get as we anxiously wait for our clients/potentials to open up that email!!! . And so, I'm calming myself down by staring at this PERFECT ring shot by the amazing @britneytarno of A + R's rings lying on top of the custom painting I created for their details card (the DETAILS card, y'all!! just the DETAILS card!!) Exterior venue painting of the incredible @thewhitesparrow? ✅ Two adorable fur babies✅ Vintage @rollsroyce? ✅
Practice makes perfect, right?? Well, I'll never be perfect...but I'll never pass up an opportunity to practice! 💪🎨 . Live painting is veryyyyyy different from controlled studio painting. All sorts of different factors (and stressors!!) are at play! And so, when my days, this month, have been filled with mostly small scale studio paintings, what's a girl to do to keep her live painting skills super sharp? Practice, of course!! . This doesn't necessarily replicate live painting a real wedding, but I try to up the stressors to get pretty close! First, I choose one photo, and place it on my computer screen behind me so that I don't have it so easily in my immediate visual (and having to constantly turn my head replicates what I do at a real wedding anyway, HA!). Second, I time myself! I usually live paint on-site at a wedding for 4-5 hours, so I give myself 4 here in the studio and see where that takes me 😘 . I adore my couples, and always want to give them the best experience (and painting!) possible! And so, I do what I can, when I can, to make it so 🤗 I've got weddings every month from now through January 2019, and then into Spring 2019 (which is CRAZY AMAZING!!!)! I've still got some room for a few more! Let's chat 😍🎨 (Live painting based on inspiration by @intrigue_events, @heatherbengeevents at @whitehalleventsmd)!!
I'm prepping to send out a wedding invitation sample pack to a potential #bybrittanybranson couple on this lovely morning, and it's giving me a chance to take a look back at some lovely recent work! . Came across this venue painting of @veritasweddings @veritaswinery , and it's actually getting me super stoked for my first vineyard live wedding painting coming up in the fall! I mean....this girl can't help it. She loves her lush greens and berries! . I've been super blessed to live paint (or WILL live paint!) all sorts of incredible scenes...from historic architecture, to rustic farms...nautical yacht clubs, to beaches...I always keep asking myself..what's next?? 🎨✈
This amazingness is over on @weddingchicks today!! And it's definitely gonna go down as one of my favorite opportunities ever! 😍 . Why? Because I not only got to provide the invitations and menus for this loveliness, but also got to live paint! Y'all, that is my dream: to serve my couples from the beginning of their wedding planning journeys (invitations), to the end (live painting their big day)! . And when we have such a spectacular venue as @whitehalleventsmd , of course it's my primary inspiration (and, you know, the incredible florals by the one and only @intrigue_designs ). The mansion made an appearance in multiple spots (including peeping out of a little floral wreath motif), as did i's waterfront view (on the custom envelope liner). All of the hand painted florals were inspired by @intrigue_designs and @heatherbengeevents May Day palette. . PLEASE do yourself a favor and head on over to @weddingchicks to check out EVEN MORE! Oh, and tap for the amazing team! (Images by @mattierileyy )