There is no shortage of gorgeous wedding venues in picturesque Charlottesville, but Keswick Vinyards is definitely super special. Featuring not only a plethora of fairytale like fields of vineyards, but a historic white mansion, it’s basically a live wedding painter’s paradise. You can imagine my excitement when my groom Tim reached out with the idea to surprise his bride with a live painting experience!
My bride Kelley had absolutely no idea of the surprise in store for her. Tim came up with a wonderful plan to send Kelley bits and pieces of clues throughout the morning of the wedding that would ultimately lead to her walking up the path and seeing me! Be sure to check out her amazing reactions in the images and video below. She was so surprised excited to have their special day captured in such a unique way!
I’m so grateful to Meghan Elizabeth Photography for sharing her stunning work. As I look through the photos and reminisce about that wonderful October day, I’m reminded of not only the beautiful details, but all of the love that surrounded Tim and Kelley on their special day!
ABOUT THE LIVE WEDDING PAINTING
During our phone consultation, Tim, my groom, inquired as to whether or not it was possible to incorporate numerous different details into the one live wedding painting. He really wanted to not only capture the vineyards, but the exterior of the beautiful white mansion itself. Of course it’s possible, I said! And so, since they were holding their ceremony on the front steps of the mansion, we decided it would be best to feature a ceremony exit scene.
Another important detail Tim wondered if I could incorporate was their two dogs! They weren’t able to celebrate with everyone at the venue on the wedding day, and so Tim wondered if I could include them in the painting to envision what it would have been like if they were there with us. Of course!
Thank you so much to Tim for trusting me to create such a fun surprise and heirloom. Happy Anniversary, Kelley and Tim!
Thank you so much to the team at Double Take for putting together this wonderful video of my day live painting Kelley and Tim’s big day! Be sure to watch for Kelley’s reactions alone!
Are you ready for your own live wedding painting experience? Simply send me a message, or email me at Hello@ByBrittanyBranson.com. DON’T FORGET! I’m still on a mission to live paint a wedding in every state! Message me today to tell me where I should head to next!