{Eva’s Bridal Bouquet – 16×16 inches on gallery wrapped canvas}

“The painting is exceptional! Thank you so much Erica. This is a memory for life and our mom said it was the best gift she has ever received. She really meant it. I will never forget her reaction when she opened it. It was truly magic.” – A.V.P of Gothenburg, Sweden.

This painting was commissioned by Eva’s two daughters who approached me regarding giving a painting of their parents wedding bouquet for their upcoming 40th wedding anniversary. What an amazing gift! Can you imagine you build your life together and have a beautiful wedding. Then 40 years later, your very own daughters honor the love that you have shared for so long in this very special and unique way? I feel so blessed to make people happy with what I do. The feedback from Eva’s daughter was longer than the quote above and I became overwhelmed when reading it. It really hit me how much my paintings can mean to someone who receives them. Thoughtful gestures that will last generations to come. It’s truly amazing. I’m humbled and honored each and every time I get to be a part of it.

The wedding took place in the early 1970’s and long before high resolution digital cameras, but they managed to scan the photos they had available from the wedding and email them to me. We built in some extra time as the painting was going to Sweden with one of the daughters a month before the actual anniversary. 

Since the bouquet itself is such a color explosion, I wanted to keep the background color very soothing. The daughters really liked the light beige/sand color which would work really well with their parent’s decor. Perfect.

This is such a classic Swedish summer bouquet, and I  love that it’s from the 70’s. It includes one of my favorite flowers, and a very classic addition to any Swedish summer bouquet  – the cornflower. Did you know that it was the favorite flower of President John F. Kennedy and was worn by his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. at his wedding in tribute to his father? The bouquet also includes red roses and oxeye daisies (another flower you often see in Sweden as it grows on fields and in gardens). It’s of course a classic for “he loves me, he loves me not.”

“Eva’s Bridal Bouquet” painting is an original acrylic painted on a 16x16x1.5 inches gallery wrapped canvas. It is sealed with a matte varnish for protection and now lives in a very happy home in Sweden.

If you are thinking about giving yourself or someone else this special gift, check out the bridal bouquet section for more information. I recently added a bridal bouquet video as well that you can view here – maybe there’s someone you think should see it?