Tiffany’s grandparents has passed before the wedding, and were added in from photographs.

Looking at a painting of you and a loved one who has passed away can be a bittersweet experience, full of memories and emotions. The familiar lines and colours of the painting bring back a flood of memories, both happy and sad. And as you gaze upon it, you’re transported back to a moment in time that even though has never really happened, you’ll never forget because you know how it should have felt with them there.

For many people, a painting of a loved one who has passed away is more than just a work of art, it’s a source of comfort and solace. It’s a way to feel close to the person who is no longer with us, to see their smile, their eyes, and the way they held themselves. It’s as if they are still here with us, frozen in time.

However, looking at the painting can also be such an incredibly emotional experience. The sadness of the loss is palpable, and you can’t help but feel a deep sense of longing. The painting is a reminder of the life that was lived, the memories that were shared, and the love that will never die. You know how they would have supported you on your wedding day, and you can feel it through the painting.

Lucus requested I add in his father who had passed away, alongside his mother for their first dance painting.

Despite the sadness, there is also a sense of peace that comes from looking at a painting with your passed loved one. The knowledge that the person you loved will always be with you, in some way, can be a source of comfort. It’s a way to keep their memory alive, to honour the life they lived, and to hold onto the love you shared.

Whether it’s a portrait from a series of different photographs, or a live wedding painting, it has the power to transport us back to a moment in time, evoking deep emotions and preserve the memory of a life that was lived and loved.

Laura hired me as a surprise for David, whose father passed away before their wedding so he was added in from photos watching their first dance.


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