The tradition of the wedding present has always evaded me. I have ignored the social rules and registered lack of care in delivering a gift to the married couple in the allotted year after the big event. With the best of intentions, I would start paintings as gifts to give and then they sat on shelves unfinished for years. Why has the sanctity of the wedding gift evaded me?…Did my parents divorce excavate my empathy for love & marriage? Why have wedding registries never resonated with me?…Do I prefer to give a gift that registers a personal connection? With this collection of paintings, I intend to reestablish my presence in the celebration of these marriages with theses friends.