Last weekend I flew to New Jersey to paint at a wedding in North Brunswick at Temple B'nai Tikvah. The reception was held in a gorgeous ballroom.
This shows the beginnings of the painting, before guests arrive and the room is being set up.
This is my view of the room while it is being transformed into a wedding reception.
Several times the room went dark while they tested the lights. This shows the floral arrangements on the tables and hanging from the ceiling around the dramatic chandelier. During the reception itself, the lighting was bright and colorful.
The bride and groom posed for me before the reception started, which was very helpful. After the festivities began, it was difficult to see the dance floor.
Before the reception, the mother of the bride handed me a list of 22 people she wanted included in the painting. I manged to capture them all-- and then some!