Should You Include a Live Wedding Painter in Your Big Day?

Ian RamirezVendors, Wedding Tips

Live event painter pictured in thumbnail is Live Event Painting by Pasha. Photo on thumbnail courtesy of Ivan Garcia Studio.

Having hosted more than a few weddings over the years, we can safely say there are plenty of various ideas that couples can incorporate into their wedding celebration! Whether it be a complete firework display that truly looks like something straight out of a movie, a stunning wedding cake that almost looks too good to eat and so on, it really is possible to craft every single detail of your dream wedding. To take it one step further, it’s also important to acknowledge that a key part to making this a reality is finding the right vendors for your celebration. Photographer, florist, cake creator, DJ, you name it! Luckily there are more than a few talented wedding vendors out there, so you’ll have no trouble finding someone perfect for your big day.

With all of that being said, we can now move on to the topic of this week’s blog post, which happens to be a unique wedding vendor that is definitely growing in popularity! The vendor I’m referencing here is a live wedding painter. Here at Madera Estates, we have had several couples include them in their wedding day festivities and it certainly is a cool element worth taking into consideration. In this week’s blog post, we will discuss a few of the reasons why you may want to keep this in mind for your big day!

Before we start discussing that though, we would like to say hello to anyone visiting our wedding blog for the first time. Welcome to Madera Estates! As a luxury wedding venue in Conroe, TX, our team is passionate about bringing dream weddings to life. On our blog, we like to provide engaged couples with tips and tricks for creating a seamless wedding planning experience. To check out some of our previous blog posts, feel free to click HERE.

Why Should You Consider Booking a Live Wedding Painter for Your Special Day?

For those that have never attended a wedding that had a live event painter on-site, it’s fairly easy to describe what it entails. Essentially, it involves having an individual there that paints a particular moment of your wedding celebration throughout the wedding’s festivities (possibly before the ceremony, during the ceremony and into the reception). All in all, as mentioned above, this is a unique element that you likely won’t see at every single wedding you attend, but nonetheless can add a special touch to your special day! So…now that you know what this involves, why might you consider booking a live wedding painter for your big day?

Unforgettable Piece of Art

The most obvious advantage of having a live wedding painter at your wedding is the beautiful piece of art that comes out of it! How cool would it be to have a painting of you and your partner tying the knot and better yet, have it be artwork that was actually completed during your wedding celebration? Undoubtedly, it can be the perfect keepsake to remember your “best day ever!” Having this unforgettable and tangible artwork is certainly a reason to at least consider adding it to your wedding plan!

Adds to the Entertainment

When it comes to planning out your wedding day (and the reception, in particular), there are a number of aspects directly tied to “entertainment.” After all, you’re saying “I Do” to the love of your life and then celebrating with all of your loved ones afterwards. From photo booths and music to ideas for a cocktail hour and possibly even having some Whataburger as a late night snack, crafting each aspect of your wedding reception will be fun! To add to this, I’m fairly certain that having a live wedding painter there will only add to the excitement. While your guests are celebrating the big day, they can take a peek at the painting in-progress and get a glimpse at the work of art highlighting this special occasion.

Do Your Due Diligence

Throughout several of our blog posts, you’ll notice that we enjoy giving advice on building out your wedding vendor dream team. If you already have a vision in mind for your big day, you are going to want to find vendors capable of making that vision a reality! With that being said, we always encourage couples to take their time and browse through various vendors. Pricing and availability are unsurprisingly important factors that you’ll want to clarify early on, but it’s also worth it to look through examples of the vendor’s work. Luckily, with the active presence of many wedding vendors on social media, having access to visual examples is fairly easy to obtain.

With that all being the case, take a look at various live wedding painters in your area to see what their work looks like. Especially with the art world, there are different types of painting techniques that certain artists might specialize in. This will be something worth evaluating! In addition, if you already have other vendors booked or have your wedding venue finalized, lean on them for advice too. There’s a good chance they’ve worked with live painters at past weddings and can help steer you in the right direction of some reliable vendors.

Think of the Moment You Want Captured

Another factor that you’ll need to consider once you’ve found the right artist is the exact moment that you want captured in the painting itself. This is obviously up to you, but it does provide the couple with some flexibility in determining what they would like pictured. The ceremony is obviously a popular moment for this, but you’re welcome to choose what you and your spouse would like best.

Is a Live Wedding Painter Worth the Investment?

As we mentioned earlier in this blog post, there truly are a seemingly endless number of ways to make your wedding one-of-a-kind! Not to mention, the wedding world is constantly growing too and adding unique ideas, so be sure to look out for those too. After all, just look at some of the cool innovations that have found their way into the wedding world. A perfect example of this would be 360 photo booths, which are always a hit amongst wedding guests! All in all though, as shown throughout this blog post, there’s a lot to like about live wedding paintings! Being in the wedding industry ourselves, we’ve had the opportunity to work with several talented live wedding painters over the years. The finished product is always a special keepsake that will be nearly impossible to replicate, adds an extra bit of fun to your special day and will also allow you the flexibility to choose the scene in which you want pictured in the artwork.

Tie the Knot at Madera Estates

What do you think? Are you considering incorporating a live wedding painter into your wedding day fun? We have had a number of couples include them in their celebration and it definitely adds a special touch to an already amazing day!

Currently engaged and planning your wedding near the Houston area? As we mentioned in the opening section, our wedding venue, Madera Estates, is located just north of Houston and The Woodlands. If you would like to learn more about our wedding venue, feel free to click the link HERE to request a copy of our Investment Guide. In addition, you’re also welcome to fill out the contact form linked HERE if you have any questions for us.