Rosilyn Holladay displaying her live wedding painting in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Live Wedding Paintings are a growing trend, and the perfect way to capture the most romantic moment of your life. Whether it's your first dance, exchanging of vows, or first look, a live wedding painting will allow you to display a gorgeous and meaningful piece of art in your home. A live wedding painter also adds an interactive element to your wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Your guests will absolutely love watching the live wedding painter bring a magical scene that they just witnessed to life! Wedding guests will also love meeting the painter, and sometimes will even get to add a brushstroke of their own to the painting! 


Where are Live Wedding Paintings Most Popular?

Live wedding paintings have been growing in popularity over the last decade. Obviously, many weddings were postponed over the last few years during Covid. As a result, live wedding painting has exploded in popularity as we are seeing more weddings than ever before! The trend is growing nationally, but the most significant growth seems to be occurring across the Southeast. Live Wedding Paintings are becoming extremely common across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle. As a result it, many new live wedding painters are entering the industry across the Southeast. It's now more important than ever to make sure you're hiring a professional live wedding painter. 


What to Look for when Hiring a Live Wedding Painter

It is increasingly important to know what you're looking for when hiring a live wedding painter. The first thing any future bride should look for when hiring a wedding painter is experience. Luckily, websites and social media have made this easier than ever to do. You should visit their website, Instagram page, or TikTok and look for examples of previous wedding paintings. For example, Rosilyn Holladay Live Wedding Paintings has a page on the website providing examples of previous wedding paintings. 

You should also make sure that the wedding painters artistic style matches what you're looking for. Are you looking for a live wedding painter who uses acrylics? What about one who uses watercolors or oils? Many wedding painters will also provide prints or bouquet paintings in addition to the original painting.

Pricing is also a factor that every future bride should consider when hiring a live wedding painter. Coming from someone who's been through it, all the different expenses have a way of adding up quickly. You will want to make sure that you are hiring a live wedding painter that fits in your budget. The price will depend on the painter you hire, but can range from $1,000 to over $5,000. My most popular wedding package is $1,500 + travel. Most professional live wedding painters, myself included, are used to traveling so do not let travel fees keep you from hiring your favorite live wedding painter if you can fit it into your budget. Wedding destination areas like 30A, Panama City Beach or Destin are popular hotspots for live wedding painters to travel to. 


Hire Rosilyn Holladay as Your Live Wedding Painter in Alabama | RHolladay Art Live Wedding Paintings

I am a live wedding painter located in Dothan, AL. Although I live in Dothan, I travel to weddings across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. I'm just waiting for someone to hire me for a destination wedding in the Caribbean! Here is some information about my wedding process:

Prior to the wedding day, I will discuss preferences with the client including whether they would like the reception or ceremony painted. On the wedding day, I will arrive at the reception approximately an hour early to set up my creative space, and begin laying out a loose composition prior to the guests arriving. If I paint the ceremony, I will arrive 2+ hours early to paint the majority before guests arrive, due to the time constraints of the ceremony. As guests arrive, I will begin developing the details of the scene including the people, lighting and atmosphere. The client can advise as to which scene they would like painted, or I can advise based on previous experience. The painting will be an expression of the event more than a realistic rendering allowing the atmosphere to determine the direction of the painting. The whole process takes around 4-5 hours. The bride and groom will receive a beautiful painting to hang in their home and serve as a memory of their first day as a married couple! The painting is completed in my studio after the event. Additional studio time can be requested after the painting is completed if the client would like to make edits. 2 studio hours of additional time are included for this, but additional hours can be provided for an additional fee.

Fill out an inquiry form today if would like more information about booking me to paint your wedding! 

July 22, 2022 — Rosilyn Holladay