March 27, 2021
I participated in The Big Fake Wedding in Nashville, Tennessee. It was my first time participating in the Big Fake Wedding and I had no idea what to expect! Our venue for the event was the Cannery Row Ballroom in downtown Nashville, a rustic wedding venue with tons of character. The couple were a real bride and groom who were renewing their vows in an actual wedding ceremony.
I was blown away by how kind and engaging Randi was as a bride, letting me take a quick moment of her time to grab a reference photo. I was able to paint her hair and the background all there at the wedding, finishing her bridal portrait with time for all to look and see. As a wedding painter I love that the bouncy quality of her hair came through in the painting. That effect gives the viewer a look into her bubbly personality. Moments like that are what live wedding painting is all about!