September 1, 2021
The Governor Thomas Bennett House is one of Charleston’s most historic homes and the most beautiful wedding venue! They have a stunning bridal suite looking over the lawn out back, a place that echoes the rich greenery of the south. I remember growing up playing on the hanging branches of centuries old live oaks, and The Governor Thomas Bennet House has a beautiful one casting shade for any who visit.
Allison is someone dear to the event coordinators of the home, and a former bride! I thought that her photos by Evan Laettner conveyed a delicate grace and smile that was worth painting for their suite. I especially wanted to paint her adorable curls and the subtle light that reflects in her earring. I even used the green velvet of a piece of furniture important to the home as the perfect background color.
In the end I couldn’t be happier with Allison & Matt’s wedding painting! It captures her bright eyes and sweet smile, showing depth and sincerity. My hope is that the work I put into every live wedding painting results in a painting as perfect as Allison’s.