My sweet friend is going to get married this summer and I have decided to paint the couple as a gift.  I got a few photos of them, but none of them was perfect as it was – one person out of focus or closing eyes, etc. so took the best look of each person from different photos and combined.  Since my girlfriend’s finance is originally from Vietnam, I researched their traditional wedding costume and put her.  The finance’s shirt has a 4-leaf clover which is the symbol of her heritage.  I am so happy that she loved the painting!  Here is the painting process: