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7 Creative Ways to Personalize Your Live Wedding Painting

Updated: Mar 28, 2023


Your wedding day is a celebration of love, commitment, and the start of a new journey. As you plan your wedding, you may want every detail to reflect your unique love story, from the decor to the music and everything in between. One of the most creative and personal ways to capture the essence of your special day is through a live wedding painting.

A live wedding painting is a custom artwork created by an artist during your wedding ceremony or reception. I work quickly to capture the scene, the atmosphere, and the emotions of the wedding, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of art that will serve as a lasting reminder of your special day.

Your wedding day in Hawaii is already bound to be breathtaking, so why not capture the island's beauty in your live wedding painting? Here are ten creative ways to personalize your live wedding painting and make it truly your own:


1. Embrace the Beauty of Hawaii in Your Painting

Choose a meaningful location that is special to you and your partner and allow me to incorporate iconic Hawaiian elements into your painting, like the stunning ocean view, a plantation house, a local church or chapel, the mountains, palm trees, plumerias or hibiscus flowers, a pineapple or even whales or sea turtles in the background. This personalized touch will not only make your painting unique but will also serve as a beautiful reminder of your special day in paradise.


2. Include Your Wedding Party

Most people choose to focus only on the couple getting married, but you can also consider having your wedding party included in your live wedding painting, especially if you are choosing a larger canvas package. You can include your family members, children, siblings, parents, or best friends in a unique and personalized way.

This will make for a fun and personalized addition to your artwork, and it will also capture the special bond between you and your closest friends or family members.


3. Honoring Loved Ones

Your loved ones will always have a special place in your heart, even if they can't physically be present at your wedding. Even if they are no longer with you, I can paint them from pictures and include them in the artwork to make them a part of your special day.


4. Include Your Furry Friend

If you have a beloved pet, consider having them included in the live wedding painting. This will make for a fun and unique addition to your artwork, and it will also capture the special bond between you, your partner, and your furry friend.


5. Choose a Special Moment

If there is a particular moment during your wedding ceremony or reception that will be especially meaningful to you, consider having the artist capture that moment in your live wedding painting. This will ensure that the memory of that special moment is preserved forever.


6. Personalize with Colors and Themes

Choose colors, flowers, or other decor details that reflect your wedding theme or have special meaning for you and incorporate them into the live wedding painting. This is a creative way to add personalization and tie the artwork directly to your love story.


7. Work with the Artist to Highlight Important Elements of the Wedding

One way to personalize your live wedding painting is to work with the artist to choose the compositional framing of the painting, including the focal point and size of the figures of the bride and groom. By doing so, you can ensure that the painting highlights the aspects of the wedding that are most important to you.

For example, you might choose a close-up framing that focuses on the happy couple, making them the dominant figure in the painting. Alternatively, you might choose a wider framing that includes more of the wedding setting, allowing the painting to capture the entire atmosphere of the event.

By working closely with the artist, you can determine the size and placement of the figures to create a balanced and visually pleasing composition. This can be especially important if you have specific elements of the wedding that you want to highlight, such as the landscape, the arch, the wedding dress, or the faces of the couple.



Overall, choosing the compositional framing of the painting can be a powerful way to personalize your live wedding painting and ensure that it captures the essence of your special day.

Above all, remember to have fun with your live wedding painting! Work with me to create a piece of art that truly reflects your unique love story and make it truly your own or trust in my artistic knowledge and enjoy the process of watching your painting come to life during your wonderful moment. Your live wedding painting will serve as a lasting reminder of your special day and the love that you and your partner share.


If you are planning a wedding in Maui or anywhere in Hawaii (Molokai, Kauai, Lanai, Oahu, Big Island), looking for a custom commission portrait or fine art painting, contact Ariel Quiroz today. With his Live Wedding Painting service, you can have entertainment and art in one, creating a wedding keepsake that you will cherish forever.

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