Lauren and Ryan’s First Dance, Live Wedding Painting, Oil painting, 20 x 24″

As a live wedding painter from New England, I am fortunate enough to witness some of the most beautiful moments in people’s lives. Lauren and Ryan’s wedding reception at the Ridge Club in Sandwich, Massachusetts, was truly a magical affair that I was honored to be a part of.

It was a crisp Saturday in November when my husband and I packed up our supplies and drove up from our studio in Branford to the stunning Cape Cod area. Arriving before the wedding party, we set up in the reception room, eager to capture the essence of Lauren and Ryan’s special day.

The moment I stepped into the reception room, I was enveloped in the coastal theme that Lauren selected. With touches of beach and ocean elements scattered throughout the space, it felt like stepping into a cape cod experience. One of my favorite decor items was the impressive chandelier that cast a warm, inviting glow over the dance floor.

As Lauren and Ryan made their grand entrance, the atmosphere shifted. It was as if time stood still, and they were the only two people in the room. Their eyes locked, smiles radiant, they danced effortlessly, lost in their own world of love and joy. It was a privilege to witness such an intimate moment between them.

Collaborating with Lauren to bring her vision to life was an absolute delight. She expressed her desire for an intimate scene of the two of them dancing, and I was determined to capture every detail. Utilizing soft candlelight and the gentle glow of the room, I worked to create a romantic ambiance that would evoke the emotion of their special day.

One of my favorite techniques is to create soft edges in the background area, drawing the viewer’s focus to the main subject—the couple—while adding a dreamy, romantic effect to the painting. It’s these subtle details that bring a piece to life and capture the essence of the moment.

After the painting was complete, I was thrilled to offer framing services to the couple. Together, we selected a dark black frame with a thin gold lip inset, perfectly accentuating the warm glow of the candlelight. It was a frame worthy of such a cherished memory.

As I put the finishing touches on the painting, I couldn’t help but feel grateful to be a part of Lauren and Ryan’s love story. Their wedding day was a celebration of love, laughter, and happily ever after—a day I will always hold dear in my heart.

Thank you for coming along on this journey of live wedding painting. If you are looking for a New England Live Painter please reach out, I would be happy to connect and start a conversation.