A wedding is one of life's special moments that needs to be documented and remembered. One way to capture the spirit of this important day is to commission original artwork, whether that's a couple portrait, the building, or a treasured object that was special on the day. Read on to find out more about the available options, process, and how you can intertwine original artwork throughout your wedding experience.

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Traditional portrait

The traditional wedding portrait will be focused on the couple, capturing the emotion, atmosphere and colours that represent the location. 

It's up to you to choose what you want to convey the most out of these features. For the commissioned painting on the left here, it was really important that I captured the whole atmosphere, including the beautiful church in the background, as well as their friends and family. With bright, bold colours and expressive marks, I aimed to capture the joy and fun of this special day.

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To consider:

- A close up to capture connection, relationship and emotion? 

Or a distant view to capture atmosphere, spirit and energy?

- Colours: What colours match your wedding colours? What colours match your home decor?

- Background: Where was the wedding located? Do you want the background to be a feature?

- Surface & size: Canvas or paper? Where will it be hung in your home? How big does it need to be? Framed or unframed? 

Alternative portrait

An alternative portrait would include church/ building paintings, special objects that represent your wedding day (such as the wedding rings, flowers, the wedding dress, shoes, gifts, food etc.) or maybe a landscape painting of the location where you got engaged.

You can definitely get creative with this option, and it is a great way to capture the special day without getting a traditional portrait, which I know is not for everyone.

If you have some ideas but aren't sure if they would work, please don't hesitate to send me a message and I'm sure I will be able to help create your vision, whatever that may be!

Getting started

If you would like to begin the process of commissioning your own wedding portrait, then firstly I would encourage you to read my commissioning work blog post, which has all the information you need about the process and how to prepare. Click here:

Next stage would be to simply get in touch! Tell me all about your idea, what you would like and what size/material you would want. This information is necessary for me to be able to give you a price quote. You can send me an email to sophiebridgland@gmail.com or fill out the form below.

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