And with that...we are Texas BOUND my friends!! Tomorrow's tomorrow is gonna be so full of pretty I just can't even. And the fact that I get to live paint in this space that is THE @thewhitesparrow for such an awesome couple?? Pinch me (do those still work)? . I hope you'll follow along on the adventure! And even though it's travel time...work doesn't stop! I hope my neighbor on my flight doesn't mind me digitizing artwork at 8am 😎
This 18x24 live wedding painting beauty of C + C's charming Waverly Mansion ceremony is almost done!! Cause...you know...that little peak of the wall of the mansion on the left needed some help 😂 Those windows...really? Go home, mansion, you're drunk!! The 😛 . We all have to laugh at ourselves sometimes, right?? But considering I felt like death warmed up thanks to an upper respiratory infection while painting this beauty...I think I'm gonna give myself a pat on the back.💪 . Though C+C were surrounded by really fun friends and family, they both requested that the painting simply focus on them and their pastor...oh, and that glorious oak tree! Sometimes that's what live wedding painting is all about...what YOU want in your heirloom work of art! ❤🎨
It's not quite Friday....but man am I blessed to have welcomed so many new friends and couples to this little party since yesterday (thanks to @jennalindseyphotos 😂❤) So, I figured it's the perfect time to get to know one another with the help of a few quick tid bits! I'll start: . I've moved every year since 2009...and, God willing, this year will be no different! I mean, really....the hubby and I should really just live out of an airstream at this point... . I've never really had a dream. I think I've had numerous micro-dreams, which is still cool! I think my next, bigger micro dream is to someday own a B&B that can also serve as an intimate wedding/elopement venue. . You may have heard that I'm on a mission to live paint a wedding in every state! I'm so excited to see every state, but some states I'm particularly eager to get to are Washington (since my hubby's family is from there), Hawaii (because....Hawaii...), Montana, South Carolina, and California! Also...I really want to get into live painting weddings in the UK...how does a girl make this happen?!? . Now it's your turn! Is there a particular place you've been dying to visit?? (image by @ashtonkelleyphotography )
Considering this weekend is the @usnavalacademy's graduates Commissioning, an Annapolis inspired custom envelope liner featuring the inviting Chesapeake Bay seems just that appropriate...don't you? . Planning and Design by @heatherbengeevents , Florals by @intrigue_designs , Invitations by yours truly, Image by @daniellefilmandphoto at @whitehalleventsmd
Eagerly waiting to hear from this tall hunk!! If you didn't catch my Instagram story yet, allow me to gush... . This guy is on his way to Brussels for his first flight as a new First Officer on a freaking 747!!! For those who may not know plane lingo...that's one of the BIG guys...you know, the double decker with the hump over the nose? Yea...pretty freaking cool. ✈ . It was his childhood dream to fly the 747, and it's a bit surreal to watch a dream ACTUALLY come true! Because, I don't know...I guess dreams tend to morph and fluctuate with age and experience. But to walk hand in hand with someone who ACTUALLY achieved a childhood dream? I can't even. . He may have lost a stripe (for now), but I'm so flippin excited for all of the places this new journey will take him! And you KNOW there will be some new paintings coming this way inspired by this guy's new, worldly views ❤❤
It's Monday....but that means it's wedding week for A + R!!! . This amazing couple not only entrusted me to create their completely custom invitations and menus, but live paint their gorgeous day at the iconic @thewhitesparrow !! 😭❤🙏 I can't wait to hug them in person (and see the amazingness @mkeventboutique has cooked up). . I'll share their full invitation suite soon, but for now here is the full painting we featured on their details card. With their two pups as the stars of the show, guests were immediately introduced to the venue these lovebirds will be sharing their love for one another in (and, you know, the classic @rollsroycecars they'll be whisked away in...) 😍 . I'll be Texas bound starting Thursday, and I'm just so excited to check out the state half of my clients are from! I mean...it must be good!
Now that monsoon season has given us a break (I mean really....rain for a straight week?!) it's time to stay hydrated thanks to the swamp like humidity it's left behind.... . Why not grab yourself a bottle of rosé and stay cool?! Even better, if you're in the area, head to @districtwinery and enjoy a bottle of their new rosé on their gorgeous rooftop terrace! I had a blast live painting the party during their Rosé Release Party a few weekends back! Though the wind may have made a victim of my easel and paints a few times...we really couldn't have asked for a more glorious day! . Speaking of live painting, I've got a few live wedding paintings here in my studio that need some final details, and then I'm off to Dallas this weekend to live paint A+R's @thewhitesparrow wedding!! Dreams come true, am I right?! . Venue @districtwinery, Florals by @sweetrootvillage, Vintage Rentals by @smthingvintage , Photography by @danielletreal , AV and Lighting by @pikeproductionsdc , Music by @andykushnerent , Rosé Girl by @stagerightent , Custom Rosé Wall by @reveventpro , Live Oyster Shuckers by @oystersxo , Live Painting by yours truly
The HAPPIEST of wedding days to my awesome couple Rebecca and Christopher as they tie the knot today in Texas!!! I had a BLAST creating not only their completely custom invitation suite, but heirloom venue painting they'll be displaying today 🤗 . And it alllll started with a crest. Becca reached out, and I was like girl, if you're down, we can take your crest and make the entire suite cohesive! I' m so thankful she said yes! . From the enlarged crest featuring their pup, to a painting of their @gardensofcranesburyview venue, to a custom map on the details card featuring little motifs of some key destinations this weekend....it's all sorts of personal ❤