|Steve and Holly's Back Yard Reception, by Sam Day, oil on canvas, 24 x 30|
The third time’s the charm, they always say. Or is it good news comes in threes? This groom was the last of three siblings to marry, and I painted each of their weddings. (Earlier this year I completed another set of three siblings’ weddings.) I love it when families carry on traditions! The first sibling in this family was one of the first weddings I ever painted, about ten years ago (before I started this blog, so sorry for no link); the second was at a great Snohomish county family farm retreat a couple of summers ago.
In this case, the couple had been previously married in a private ceremony, and in July they threw this intimate reception in their own back yard. The barbecue was great, the faces were familiar, and the children played on the lawn. And I captured it on canvas for posterity.