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What is a Live Wedding Painting?

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A “Live Wedding Painting” is a unique way to capture the special moment of your event. I will come to your event and create a colorful and lively Fine Art painting on- site in front of your guests and loved ones. 

Why Christina needs to paint your wedding?

 

Having a wedding painting is a unique and meaningful addition to your special day, offering a range of benefits that go beyond traditional wedding keepsakes.

 

Here are compelling reasons why you should consider having a wedding painting.

I will create a live painting during the event, capturing the atmosphere, emotions, and details as they unfold. This provides a real-time, artistic representation of the essence of your wedding day. 

 

Unlike pre-made art or photographs, a wedding painting is personalized to the couple. The artist can incorporate specific details, such as the venue, decor, and even individual expressions, making it a truly unique and meaningful piece of art. The live painting process becomes a form of entertainment for guests. Watching the creation of art in real-time adds an interactive and engaging element to the wedding, creating memorable moments for everyone involved.

I bring an artistic touch to the celebration, interpreting the love and connection between the couple in a visually stunning way. It's an emotional and artistic representation of the union. 

 

My presence adds an aesthetic element to the wedding venue. My easel, canvas, and artistic activity contribute to the overall decor and ambiance, enhancing the visual appeal of the event.

 

Art has a timeless quality, and a wedding painting becomes a lasting memory. It serves as a beautiful reminder of the emotions and joy felt on the wedding day, becoming a cherished piece that can be displayed and enjoyed for years to come. 

 

The live painting becomes a conversation starter among guests. It provides an opportunity for people to share their thoughts on art, weddings, and the unique experience of witnessing a painting come to life.

 

Hiring me supports local artists and their craft. It's a meaningful way to incorporate art into the celebration while contributing to the local creative community. 

 

Couples can work closely with the me to customize the artwork according to their preferences. This collaborative process ensures that the painting aligns perfectly with the couple's vision for their special day.

In summary, having me adds a touch of artistry, entertainment, and personalization to a wedding, creating lasting memories and a tangible masterpiece that reflects the beauty of the celebration.

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What is the process?

As I arrive at the venue an hour and a half before the reception kicks off, the excitement of bringing art to life on canvas begins. This early arrival is essential to ensure that everything is set up flawlessly for the live painting experience that awaits.

During this initial time, I dive into the setup, meticulously arranging my artistic space and sketching out the background. It's like laying the groundwork for a symphony of colors and emotions that will unfold throughout the evening.

As the guests start to trickle in from the cocktail hour, the canvas is already coming to life with the first strokes. I take this opportunity to capture images of the featured individuals, with special attention to the bride and groom. These photographs become the heartbeat of my live creation.

The magic truly begins as I start painting everyone in, turning the canvas into a vibrant tapestry of faces and moments. What makes this experience even more special is that I don't just paint; I engage with the guests. It's a unique form of entertainment where the artistic process becomes a shared moment, and the boundaries between creator and spectator blur.

Simultaneously painting and interacting, I become a storyteller, weaving the narrative of the celebration into the artwork. The laughter, conversations, and shared excitement become integral parts of the painting, making it a collaborative masterpiece.

This dual role as an artist and entertainer adds a dynamic layer to the celebration. The live painting isn't just a visual spectacle; it's an immersive experience that engages everyone present. Attendees become more than witnesses; they become participants in the creation of a lasting memory.

By the time the reception is in full swing, the canvas is a testament to the joy and love present in the room. It's not just a painting; it's a living, breathing representation of the celebration—a piece of art that holds the essence of a beautiful moment in time.

CHECK OUT THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BELOW 

FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Why, Christina?

Christina has been painting professionally for over 11years. She absolutely loves it and is very passionate about what she does. 

She loves painting so much that she actually studied it in school and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts/Painting. She always said that if she was going to go to school she would study something she thoroughly enjoyed. 

About 12 years ago, she was having a conversation with an acquaintance when they started discussing an artist that was painting live at the event. She suggested Christina should give it a try, and the rest is history. 

She believes her talent comes from God and that the opportunity to paint your special day is an honor and a privilege. 

Your guests will love to see Christina in action. For some of your loved ones this will be the FIRST time they see an artist painting live at a reception and it will captivate their attention.

She enjoys chatting with guests and pointing out the people featured in the painting. It is her joy to work with the client to discover and capture the best way to make their vision a reality. Creating a painting that will tell your love story for years to come is one of the best wedding gifts you could invest in.

Check out the frequently asked questions to find out more about the process!

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

HOW MUCH DO YOUR PACKAGES START AT?

MY PACKAGES START AT $2,500 AND INCREASE FROM THERE DEPENDING ON THREE THINGS: AMOUNT OF PEOPLE FEATURED, AMOUNT OF TIME, AND SIZE OF CANVAS. ALL TRAVEL AND SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE. 

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO PAINT?

THIS IS DECIDED BY YOU! YOU TELL ME WHO YOU WOULD LIKE FEATURED IN THE PAINTING AND THE AMOUNT OF DETAIL AND I WILL CREATE A CUSTOM QUOTE. 

WHAT IS THE MOST PEOPLE YOU FEATURE IN A PAINTING?

UP TO 14 PEOPLE

WE CAN CUSTOMIZE AND ADD MORE PEOPLE JUST ASK:)

WHERE ARE YOUR PACKAGES?

EMAIL ME FIRST YOUR DATE AND LOCATION AND IF I AM AVAILABLE I WILL EMAIL YOU PACKAGAES AND PRICING. 

DO YOU TAKE THE PAINTING HOME AT THE END OF THE NIGHT? THIS DEPENDS ON WHAT PACKAGE YOU GET AND THE TIME IT TAKES TO CREATE YOUR WORK. 

WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT TO BOOK THE DATE? IT IS $450 AND AN AGREEMENT IS ALSO REQUIRED TO BOOK. 

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?

RIGHT AWAY I AM ALMOST FULLY BOOKED FOR 

2023 AND AM BOOKING FOR 2024. 

HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL? ANYWHERE IN THE 

UNITED STATES. I AM NOT CURRENTLY TRAVELING 

INTERNATIONALLY. 

CAN YOU PAINT DECEASED RELATIVES?

YES I CAN AND WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT IF IT MAKES YOUR EXPERIENCE MORE SPECIAL

CAN YOU PAINT DOGS AND PETS IN THE CANVAS?

YES I CAN DO THAT AS WELL

WHEN WILL I GET AN AGREEMENT? 

ONCE WE DISCUSS YOUR PACKAGE OF CHOICE I WILL SEND YOUR CUSTOM AGREEMENT ALONG WITH OPTIONS FOR TO RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT. 

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What are people saying?

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one word: AMAZING. My live painting is my favorite thing from my wedding. I get teary eyed every time i look at it. My guest were in AWE, multiple people who are now engaged ask me who did my live painting. Of course, I recommend Pappion! You will not regret it! 

Toni E

LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Christina did an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING job at our wedding! Christina live painted at our wedding and she was worth every penny! She not only captured a sweet memory with our loved ones but also gave us an heirloom we can pass down generations and that - that’s priceless! So if you’re in her reviews, look no further - you’ve found the perfect live wedding painter out there!

Brenda D

Christina was absolutely AMAZING to work with. We found her when we attended a friend's wedding in New Orleans in March of 2021 and immediately fell in love with her work. We asked her if she would travel to Lake George, NY for our wedding just six months later, and luckily she said yes! She provided us with our guestbook and performed at our wedding, and we are continually stunned by how impressive her performance was and by how incredible the finished product is! We are so blessed to have such a beautiful and permanent reminder of our special day, and all of our guests were just as awed at her work as we were when we first saw her perform at our friend's wedding!

Thomas M

Christina Pappion is the epitome of perfection. A decision to hire Pappion Artistry is one that you’ll never regret. In planning my daughter’s wedding, I hired Christina to do a custom guestbook and caricature wine glasses that would be a surprise for my daughter and her fiancé. The glasses were gorgeous and a hit at the rehearsal dinner. For the guestbook, I provided a picture of the couple, the wedding gown and venue. Christina’s artistic expression was phenomenal. She created a stunning work of art that was seamless and exquisitely beautiful. The wedding couple was in complete disbelief and amazed at the breathtaking image before them. Our guest were in awe. The painting was visually dynamic and truly a masterpiece to be cherished for a lifetime.

Beryl B

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