Katherine Gressel
Erin and Ross's Wedding at Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, DE
2011
Acrylic on Canvas
22" X 28"
I traveled to the historic Hotel DuPont in Wilmington to paint this reception in the hotel's elegant ballroom. This bride really had an eye for detail--she had chosen a dress whose skirt appeared to be made out of bird feathers, and designed feather accessories for the wedding party to wear and feather centerpieces for the tables. In addition to capturing the dress, first dance, and the bride and groom's parents, I took care to include other special details of the room, such as the portrait murals on the walls (all representing famous women in love from history and literature), and the three different types of flower arrangements on the tables.

Most of the painting was done onsite, with minor touch-ups the following morning.

"I can't thank you enough for creating a most beautiful piece of art and memorable keepsake for our daughter's wedding. I know Erin and Ross were overwhelmed to have this surprise gift from us and you were a very special part of our evening. You really captured every detail and every time we look at the painting there is something more we see that's included. Guests were so impressed to see you capturing the affair on canvas as the hours quickly passed away! Our children will be able to hang this fabulous artwork and re-live their special day EVERY day." - Mother of the bride