By Brittany Branson
“Turn your memories into masterpieces.”
Brittany is a destination live-painter based in Washington D.C. who celebrates the moments of couples in love all over the world. With her signature whimsical brush strokes and bubbly personality, Brittany not only entertains guests, but also creates an heirloom work of art to be treasured forever…live! (Gasps and clutched hearts guaranteed!) A portion of the proceeds from every live painting experience is lovingly donated to local dog rescue efforts.
Tennessee native Heather Wolfe, a professional painter of over fifteen years, has a nationwide client base. Focusing on regional live wedding painting and custom artwork, Heather Wolfe Art offers a creative way to capture a moment in time and to have a keepsake to pass down for generations to come. Heather paints weddings live on site, working with the couple in advance to pick the moment and special details to include and also offering a unique way to entertain guests during the event.
“My favorite part of my job is creating something specifically for the couple. While most wedding services are aimed at the wedding guests and the event as a whole, live wedding painting is something special just for the couple that they can have as a living memory of their day,” says Jamie. Event Painting by Jamie features professionally-trained fine artist Jamie Pogue, who, based in Orlando, Florida, paints weddings and other events across the country.
“Bridal illustration is a unique, personal, and intimate way to remember your special day.”
Kat loves fashion that makes a statement. Growing up with a super fashionable mom, I would often spend my childhood drawing little, tiny outfits inspired by hers and completely fill up the page. She revisited that “person” and “creative outlet” of childhood through various dress illustration sketches just last year, beginning her journey of bridal commissions. Since then, her business has unexpectedly but thankfully flourished – a happy accident that she wants to grow even more into.
On your wedding day, watch your vow exchange or first dance as it is transformed into an enchanting painted scene on canvas. Kate Lee Laird is an award-winning, live-wedding painter from Mississippi who travels throughout the South painting weddings. Her live-action paintings are not only a lasting memento of the happiest day of your life, but are also unique entertainment for all of your guests. Kate Lee’s use of vibrant color and fast brushstrokes capture the emotion and atmosphere of your wedding day, bringing you back to how you felt in that moment every time you look at your painting for years to come.
Stephanie T. Gaffney is a fine artist in New Orleans, Louisiana, who is best known for her colorful and realistic live wedding paintings. Stephanie has a unique skill that allows her to capture the magic of your wedding night in a realistic style, taking the time to sculpt the architecture of the venue and capture even the smallest details. Whether it’s of your ceremony or your first dance, your painting will come to life before your eyes with a new layer of depth and detail added with every passing hour. Contact Stephanie as soon as possible to confirm her availability for your wedding day and secure the best wedding gift possible: a work of art that will last a lifetime.
Ben and Jen Keys are the husband-wife team behind Wed on Canvas. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Ben has created nearly three-hundred live wedding paintings across the country and internationally, and Jen expertly assists each client from commission to delivery. Known for her welcoming charm and his ability to vibrantly and accurately capture the bride and groom’s details, Ben and Jen are now celebrating eight years in the wedding industry.
Live-wedding painting at your ceremony or reception is an inventive and entertaining way to commemorate your wedding day. These artists use their talents to revive the past, a time before photography in which all celebrations were commemorated with portraits. By commissioning a live wedding portrait, you can give yourself a wedding gift you’ll treasure forever, engage your guests, and support a small business—all on the very day of your ceremony.
To find more ceremony and reception inspiration, order your copy of our Winter 2021 print issue here.
*By Brittany Branson’s website was misspelled in our Winter/Spring 2021 print issue but has been corrected in this blog post. We apologize for any inconvenience.
**Event Painting by Jamie’s website was misspelled in our Winter/Spring 2021 print issue but it has been corrected in this blog post. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Image Credits (in order of appearance):
Cait Kramer Photography, Heather Wolfe Art, Event Painting by Jamie, Kat Ash Illustration, Kate Lee Laird Art, Torregrossa Fine Art, Wed on Canvas
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Hi Joline! I’m a live wedding painter featured in this article! Are you still looking for a painter? If you are, My website is kateleelairdart.com. Please send me a message if you would like more information and I can check my availability! – KateLee
I am looking for an artist for my daughter’s wedding on September 30, 2023 in Santa Fe, Texas.
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Hello! Asking for a friend, do you, or anyone y’all know of do live wedding paintings in the Georgia area?
Hi Caroline, there are a few in the Georgia area, but here are a couple you may want to check out.
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I am looking for a painter to paint a wedding portrait from a dear friends wedding. They have mentioned a few times now that they wished they could have afforded the live painting but just couldn’t swing it. I am considering this as a gift. Can you tell me how much per size painting if I were to send you a picture. Of course if you are open to that =)
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I’m looking for a live wedding painter for my daughters wedding on September 29, 2023. I would like to do this as a gift. The wedding is at the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, GA
Oh my goodness. I just met a Live Painter in Savannah – not too far away – a lovely woman and beautiful work. Her name is Chloe Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you are able to connect. Please let her know that Southern Bride sent her your way. 🙂
If anyone reading this article is interested in a slightly different take on wedding painting, I’m an artist that creates a painting of the wedding bouquet at the reception. I’m in the DC area but do travel as well. My website is jeskalosonsky.com