Hendricks - Bridal Digest 2019 - Page 8

B RIDAL D IGEST 8 | www.fl yergroup.com BOBBY BENNETT | FOR HENDRICKS COUNTY FLYER KATHERYN POURCHO of Danville paints at a wedding at Redeemer Pres- byterian Church, Indianapolis. COUPLES FIND NEW WAYS TO CREATE SPECIAL MEMORIES BY MELISSA GIBSON F O R H E N D R I C KS C O U N T Y F LY E R From the moment the bride and groom to-be become engaged, discussions revolve around budgets, dresses, flowers, photogra- phers and all the things that go into making their special day just the way they desire. But once the day has come and gone, what’s left are memories of a special time and perhaps photos to frame, or mono- grammed napkins to display. Jennifer and Christopher Hartman took the creativity a little further with a new trend in weddings and event entertainment. They hired Katheryn Pourcho, an artist and Danville North Elementary art teacher, to paint a portrait of their wedding in prog- ress. “I had known Katie for several years from a women’s group at church,” Jennifer said. “I saw how incredibly talented she was. And I had seen some of her other paintings from weddings and events and they’re just beau- tiful. I always knew if I had a big event or got married one day, she’d be one of my first calls. I booked her a year out.” Pourcho started painting event portraits after a friend contacted her and told her about a wedding she had attended while an artist painted the bride and groom. She works to get to know the couple and what fit with their personality and lifestyle. “I meet the bride and groom, and I ask them to describe themselves, who they are, what is the tone of the painting they’re look- ing for,” Pourcho said. “We talk about venue, colors, music. I love to meet at the venue so we can set up a spot and talk about the focal point of the painting whether that is the cer- emony, first dance or cake cutting.” Hartman said the artist even checked