Live Wedding Painting

Live Wedding Painting

Live wedding painting and live sketching is a unique, memorable and one of a kind service for your big day! Picture this: an artist starts painting right at the event, and you get to see the whole masterpiece come together. It’s like magic happening in front of your eyes! Plus, the finished artwork! It’s a keepsake you’ll cherish forever!

Hi, my name is Elena Fay and I’m a professional fashion illustrator with over 10 years of experience in live event art, and I’m here to create timeless memories for you and your guests.

I’m based in Maryland, near Washington DC but travel all over US for live events. Let me make your event truly unforgettable.

I work with brands like Porsche, Chanel, Tiffany and Co., Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Four Seasons, JCrew, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and other amazing clients. My work was featured on Bravo TV, Style Me Pretty, Washingtonian, DC Magazine & Baltimore Weddings.

Live Event Illustration

A Keepsake You Will Treasure Forever

Live sketching and painting is a truly one-of-a-kind experience where I create fun, colorful & whimsical portraits of your guests. Live painting will add a special touch to the event, as guests can watch me create beautiful keepsakes of the day. 

Live wedding guest portraits

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Fun and colorful Watercolor Guest Portraits will bring a one of a kind experience for you and your wedding guests!

Give your guests not only a unique and fun entertainment but also a keepsake they will treasure forever. Your guests will LOVE these one of kind Custom Fashion Sketches created live right in front of them!

This investments starts at $3,200. Different packages and Payment Plans are available, please contact me for more details.

How it works:

  • I’ll have a table set up at your event with all my art supplies.
  • Guests can come to the table and pose for a quick photo.
  • I’ll turn those photos into fun and beautiful portraits that guests can pick up at the end of the event.

I take a quick photo of your guests, and they can head back to the dance floor and enjoy the party! As the reception gets underway, I begin to paint guest portraits, capturing their individual personalities and expressions. I typically work quickly, using bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors to create lively and expressive paintings.

Each illustration is created under 5-6 minutes on watercolor paper that you can gift to your guests as party favors. Watercolor guest portraits are completed in a sketch-style at speed and will have a fun and whimsical look. All of the completed portraits are placed in a protective cello sleeve and can be picked up at our table at the end of the night. You can choose to customize the paper with your wedding date and names.

Check out snippets from Live Events on Instagram @elenafay_art

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Luxury Wedding Gift That Goes Above and Beyond the Registry!!!

Indulge in the luxurious experience of live wedding painting, where your special day is transformed into a captivating work of art as it unfolds. This extraordinary and unforgettable experience is sure to fill your heart with excitement and joy, leaving you with everlasting memories you will never forget.

If you are looking for a truly unique concept for your wedding day then you could consider a live wedding painter to wow your guests. Your custom piece of art will preserve memories in a truly unique and beautiful way.

Turning your memories into masterpieces!

The concept of Live Painting at events is to paint a scene on canvas as the event takes place. I can paint any scene from your wedding, this could be a ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, first dance or other scene. 

I arrive with a blank canvas, and start painting the background before your guests arrive. As the party unfolds, the painting comes to life. Not only will you have a finished painting at the end of the evening, but I also serve as entertainment to the guests.

Guests are welcome to watch the piece come together over the course of the day which creates a fun and unique source of entertainment. 

Whether you choose your first kiss, walking down the aisle hand-in-hand, or your first dance, I will capture the magic of the moment.

This investments starts at $3,200. Different packages and Payment Plans are available, please contact me for more details. 

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If you’re looking for a live wedding painter and event illustrator who is dedicated to creating artwork that will be treasured forever, I would be honored to be a part of your special day. Let’s work together to capture your most precious moments in a truly unique and artistic way.

Contact me to learn more about rates and availability

Check more work on INSTAGRAM @elenafay_art