“I Do!” 2022
Pretty as a Painting WEDDING PA I N T E R S ARE ENJOYING A BOOM IN BUSINESS, AS BRIDES CLAMOR FOR THEIR PERSONAL, ARTISTIC TOUCH.
By Lisa Arcella ueens of England have long commissioned artists to paint important wedding ceremonies. Now brides in the Capital Region are enjoying the trend, regally having their “I do’s” painted—live—as it is all happening. Not only do the couple get a unique keepsake to cherish forever, but their wedding guests love the novelty, too. While even the modern-day version of wedding painting is not exactly a new phenomenon, Mark rain, rain, go away (clockwise from top left) Mark DeSilva’s wedding paintings at 90 State in Albany; Turning Stone Resort Casino, where the couple posed indoors because it was raining, and DeSilva painted in the garden behind them; Blenheim Hill Farm, NY; Long Island’s Oheka Castle.
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