Remember Your Wedding Celebration Forever:  Hire a Live Wedding Painter!


live wedding painting is a perfect way to capture your wedding day’s enchanting beauty and memorable moments in the most artistic way. Not only does the picture end up being an heirloom or favorite wedding keepsake, but having a live artist at your wedding celebration is a unique form of entertainment for your guests. Of course, most weddings still have a photographer in addition to a live painter. Still, these portraits can often capture extraordinary and intimate moments that a photograph cannot.

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“You made our wedding celebration – our guests still talk about the Paint Your Event experience six years later.  Love this reminder of our special day.”

“Our guests can not stop raving about the live painting and we look forward to the many conversations that will be brought up once we have it hung in our home!”

“I could not express how amazing our painting was!!! Hiring a wedding painter brought uniqueness and classiness to our reception.”

Remember Your Wedding Celebration with a Live Wedding Painting


Art Museum Wedding

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An unforgettable marriage starts with a stunning city view and changing exhibitions as a backdrop.  As the world’s first LEED® Gold-certified Art Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum’s beautiful architecture enhances the experience of every event.

Fairy Tale Wedding

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Are you planning your dream wedding?  Capture your Fairy Tale Wedding in a way photography and video cannot with a Live Wedding Painter.  The Estate at Cherokee Dock is a Southern Colonial mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, most widely recognized as the former home of award-winning artist, actor, and author, Reba McEntire. It is now a Nashville wedding venue and event space located in Lebanon, TN.

Art Wedding

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Create memories that will last a lifetime! The Dayton Art Institute combines a world-class art museum and architecturally as guests are surrounded by masterpieces from around the world and across the ages, creating an unforgettable experience.

Country Club Wedding

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Combining the graceful splendor of a historic clubhouse and grounds with impeccable service staff, Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville, KY is a memorable location for a luxury wedding.  Hurstbourne is a club with a rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War.

Presidential Wedding

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Live painting at a gorgeous national treasure.  The Clinton Presidential Center offers a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton.  The Clinton Center is home to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum and the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation.

Private Club Wedding

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Belle Meade Country Club was founded in 1901 and is a private, member-owned Club with a remarkable history and culture and a multi-generational membership. Situated in the most sought-after neighborhood in the vibrant city of Nashville, it is the perfect venue for members.

Romantic Castle Wedding

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Want to have the most enchanting romantic castle wedding in the North Carolina mountains, only to have it captured forever in a piece of art to relive over and over again?!?!  Castle Ladyhawke, a Scottish border castle set against the pristine backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Tuckasegee, NC.

Iconic Sports Venue Wedding

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Celebrate with your guests at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby.  A stunning setting for special events under the iconic Twin Spires.  Include an appearance by the Official Derby Bugler – to make your wedding day as memorable for your guests as it is for you.

Brides Reaction to Her Wedding Painting

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Live wedding painting is not only entertainment for the guests but a priceless family heirloom. I live for these moments! When the happy couple gets to see their special day surmised in a work of art.  Here’s what that looks like❤️.

“Professional, talented, and unique! The live painter brought an interesting twist to our special day with her light, fun spirit incorporated into the paintings. Highly recommend to any event planning where you want people to be “quietly entertained,” and you have a forever remembrance of the event.”

Paint Your Event added a whole fresh, new and creative dimension to our Wedding Day. We were thrilled with our painting and the exciting feedback from our guests was impressive! We highly recommend anyone to include a wedding painter as part of their event!

“The live painter was a surprise for our daughter that turned out unbelievable. The guests were mesmerized, and they watched the masterpiece come to life. So many guests commented on the uniqueness of this at a celebration. It was a hit and will be a keepsake for life.”

Singing Waiters – Wedding Entertainer of the Year

Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster’s wedding

“Even Rod hadn’t a clue that the singing waiters weren’t anything but for real… Rod had his head on my shoulder and a tear in his eye.” 

Wedding – Kerry & Alan Bauckham, Bride & Groom

“OMG!!! That’s literally all we can say !!!! We had 108 people to our wedding reception and there was not a dry eye in the house when the guys sung Nessun Dorma…… It made our day … The wedding was amazing but the waiters just topped it. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THEM!”

Wedding – Michael Harding, Father of the Bride

“To say that they were superb would be an understatement. They were the icing on the cake. The standing ovation given by all was more than well deserved.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a live wedding painting cost?

How much would you invest in having a live artist paint your wedding? Live Painting pricing is based on a flat rate depending on the unframed canvas size (30″ x 40″, 36″ x 48″, 48″ x 48″, or 48″ x 60″). If travel is involved, expenses also include transportation (flight/milage), hotel, and meals. 

Do you need a local event painter?

More than half of the nation’s population resides within 650 miles of Nashville, including Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City, Wichita, St. Loius, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Memphis, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Buffalo, Washington DC, Birmingham, Montgomery, New Orleans, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Greenville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Norfolk, and Columbus. So when you ask for a live wedding painter near me, think of an event painter based out of Nashville, Tennessee!

What does the live wedding painting setup look like?

Heidi Schwartz brings a traveling art studio to your special day. It is a unique, creative setup that you and your guest will be intrigued by and won’t forget. It looks a little something like this.

live wedding painter setup

What inspires your creativity?

The moment, the environment, the emotions, and the people, I draw from all of these things. I like to think of myself as an “art detective” I am observing and capturing multiple aspects of your event to create a collage-like painting to make a one-of-a-kind forever keepsake.

How does live painting enhance the wedding reception?

The painting is created from start to finish at the reception. You and your guests see the entire process! It’s a peek into the creative world not many see, therefore producing unique entertainment and a wonderful conversation piece for your guests at your celebration and the rest of your life.

How does the artwork enhance a family’s memories of the Wedding Day?

The best part about having your wedding painted is that your piece of fine art gets to live with you on a daily basis. Pretty much everything else from your wedding day goes away, but the wedding painting lives with you in your home as a beautiful reminder and a precious family heirloom to pass on.

What is the process?

It all starts with a blank canvas and a simple message, hashtag, date, surprise (if it’s a gift), or whatever you would like on the white canvas. The canvas creates intrigue and some fun mystery for your guests.

As your guests come in, Heidi is usually taking photographs and getting ideas.

Depending on the timeline of the day is when the painting starts. It is fun to have the blank canvas at the very beginning so people can see the entire process.

Once Heidi starts painting, she is in hyper-focus mode! She may take a break now & then (get some cake), walk around, get some more ideas, and give my eyes perspective. Once painting begins, Heidi Schwartz is glued to the canvas so your masterpiece will be finished at the end of the evening.

live wedding painter heidi schwartz

What should I expect on my wedding day?

Heidi Schwartz will be there early to set up. All of the supplies are included in the painting fee, and the only thing you need to provide is a 10×10 area of space and an electric outlet for my light.

This is your day, and it is our job to make it as easy as possible for you!

Who chooses what is painted?

A big part of the creative process is observing and being in the moment. Every wedding day is different, and Paint Your Event will hone in on what makes YOUR day special, and that includes moments we may not expect! Of course, you can direct Heidi on what you’d like, but she will find it’s really lovely when she can take in the environment and use her creativity to come up with your piece. ️

Can my guests interact with you as you paint?

Absolutely. I’m a people person, and I enjoy chatting it up! I just may not look at them while I’m talking. 

What is needed to book our date?

You can reserve your date with a signed contract and deposit.

How to Use a Live Painter 

Live In-Person

Capturing your wedding day in fine art and watching the live wedding painting come to life while it is happening is the ultimate way to remember the magic of your special day. Left with a timeless masterpiece that becomes an instant family heirloom to pass on for generations to come.

Post-Wedding Paintings

Transform your favorite photos/videos into fine art on canvas. A commissioned painting gives you an heirloom that celebrates your wedding day. A custom painting makes the best wedding gift to capture memories beyond the photo. 

Guest Book Portrait

The name of the couple is written out on an empty canvas.  The attendees are able to write what the couple means to them and how they have impacted their lives and special memories.    This inspiration is included in the wedding painting, an abstract art canvas is created from the idea wall.  A painting is then created from the concepts given.  The couple is given two paintings at the end of the night!

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