Katherine Gressel
Wedding Reception at the Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ
2012
Acrylic on Canvas
24" X 36"
This Turkish-influenced wedding at The Grove was truly out of a fairy tale, from the bride's princess-like gown and crown, to the mist that enveloped the dance floor, to the spectacular tendriled centerpieces and light projections. My goal was to capture every magnificent detail, including key family members such as the groom's sister (who commissioned the painting) and her husband and small daughter (right); the parents of the bride and groom (center and far right), and the maid of honor (left).

Most of the painting was completed at the event, with small touch-ups in the studio.

"You did an amazing job. I can't stop bragging about you to all the guests!" - Anet, sister of the groom