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Why Should You Hire A Live Wedding Artist?

Updated: Apr 10

A woman painting at an easel
The Live Wedding Painter

You’re engaged? Congratulations!! What a beautiful, romantic bubble you are now basking in relaying the proposal story and showing off your ring to anyone you can. Amongst all the excitement it’s now time to start planning your big day - the most magical day of your life so far!

A quick google search will soon give you many a list of elements you need to organise – Your dress? Suits? Flowers? You may even have a theme for your wedding! All of these piece parts carefully chosen and curated to build together the most perfect wedding day for you and your guests to enjoy and celebrate your love.

But have you considered hiring a live wedding artist to paint at your wedding? Let me explain why this is one of the latest wedding must-haves for 2024 and beyond!

1.      Captures the perfect memory of the day!

You want the memory of your wedding to last forever right? And you’re probably going to book a photographer, maybe two. Maybe even a videographer to capture your day. Well let’s add live wedding painter to that list too because they are not only going to capture a beautiful moment in photo form, but then use their skill to bring it to life via the medium of paint!

What’s the saying?

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.”

Well, what if I told you that a live wedding painting could offer both of those things! A priceless, visual memory to look back on, that immediately takes you back to your big day.

And I should note here that this offers absolutely no shade on wedding photographers and videographers by the way. I have nothing but the utmost respect for what they do! I have photographed several weddings myself and know it’s no mean feat!


2.      It’s Bespoke.

This piece of art will be created and curated specifically for you and your partner. No other piece of art will exist like yours. It’s a one-of-a-kind painting that could become your next family heirloom – like they used to do in the olden days!!


3.      Entertainment!

Yes, you’ll probably have a DJ or band, maybe a photobooth – but how many of those can say that they provide up to 8 hours of entertainment across your entire day?

Even from the first pencil marks and brush strokes, your guests can interact with a live painter and observe an artist at work. Checking back in throughout the day will provide them with a real-life timelapse of your portrait taking shape.


4.      New Trend!

Do you remember that feeling when you were a child if you were the first to get whatever the latest trend was? Imagine that, but ten-fold at your wedding. I guarantee that most of your guests won’t have been to a wedding with a live artist before, and some may not even know what one is! Imagine the excitement and enjoyment for your guests seeing this in action for the first time!


Hopefully now, a live wedding artist is something that’s made it onto the ‘ideas-for-our-wedding-page’. Your next job will be to find the right live artist for you. A great place to start would be to check out my website however my next blog post will cover just that in more detail: How to find the right live wedding artist for you!

Photography courtesy of The Two Photographers


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