The Unity Painting: Trending Now

Creating the Perfect Unity Painting

We love that Dallas- Fort Worth couples are continuing to search for ways to personalize their weddings. Our wedding planning team is regularly searching for the . One great way to do this is by putting a personal twist on an existing tradition- the unity painting.

We’ve seen this a lot with the unity ritual during the wedding ceremony. Traditionally, couples lit a unity candle. That soon that gave way to other unifying symbols, such as unity sand or unity flowers. One of our favorite takes on the unity ceremony that we’ve seen more and more of, the unity painting.

Couples pouring paint onto their unity paintings.

Getting Creative

There are many ways to execute this beautiful act of unity.  Many couples simply use two paints that are tied to their wedding color palette. We’ve seen couples pour and swirl the colors together, or paint the colors on with a brush. Both options create beautiful unity painting masterpieces!

This photo features two brides posing with their unity painting.

Some couples are incorporating an additional level of personalized flair to their unity painting to make the piece even more meaningful.  This couple added a large vinyl initial to the canvas before the paint was poured. Once the paint dried, they were able to peel the vinyl off to reveal their final masterpiece. This three photo grid features a couple pouring paint onto their unity painting. It also shows the mason jars hold the paint with their wedding photos.

We’ve also seen couples incorporate their wedding date into their unity painting. One of our favorite unity paintings we’ve seen incorporated the lyrics to the couples first dance song.

This photo features a canvas with the lyrics to a couples first dance song.

Another couple wanted to incorporate their wedding guests into their unity painting. Together they painted a heart on the canvas, then they requested their guests sign it. It made for an exceptionally personalized guest book!

This couple painted a heart together during the ceremony. During their reception their wedding guests signed the canvas in lieu of a guest book.

The Skies are the Limit! (Almost)

There are so many ways to create your unity painting! You’re truly limited only to your imagination! Well, almost.. you may also be limited to your wedding venue’s policies, so be sure to check with your facility contact! This does work best in an outdoor ceremony setting, but even if you’re marrying inside, just ask to see if it’s a possibility for your wedding day!

One word of caution: be mindful of your wedding attire. We highly encourage couples to forgo finger painting, no matter how much your inner child may plead! Happy planning, and unity painting creating!

image sources: Chris Diset PhotographyCloud Seven PhotographyEtsyGracenote Photography, Equally Wed

4 thoughts on “The Unity Painting: Trending Now

  1. Eli Richardson

    I love that you talked about ways to incorporate art into your wedding day! In a few months, my fiance and I will marry, and I’m thinking about ideas to surprise her. She loves art and painting, so I think incorporating live painting into our wedding day sounds awesome! Thanks for the tips about unity painting and how it works.

    1. admin Post author

      We are so happy you enjoyed reading our post. This will be a lovely surprise for your fiance, and we wish you all the happiness in the world!

  2. Kristofer Van Wagner

    I appreciate that this post pointed out that live painting during weddings is an excellent way to celebrate a union. The other day my brother mentioned that he is planning to host a live celebration for tying the knot with his long-term girlfriend. I will definitely recommend him to consider live painting for their wedding.

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you for taking the time to read our post! We love seeing live paintings utilized at weddings. Such a fun and creative entertainment idea!


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