Live Event Painting at WEDDING RECEPTIONS


911 WEDDING AT LIBERTY HOUSE

Live wedding painti.ng with The Freedom Tower at Liberty House by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter


PHILADELPHIA WEDDING WITH ORCHIDS AND ELEPHANT PALMS

Painting live at a wedding in Philadelphia at the Crystal Tea Room with orchids and elephant palms by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.


PAINTING A WEDDING ON A PICTURE PERFECT FARM

live wedding painting on a picture perfect farm in DE by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.


WEDDING PAINTING AT ROCKFORD PARK CARRIAGE HOUSE

Rockland Carriage House wedding reception painted live as it was happening by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.



SPRING WEDDING AT PAFA

Spring Wedding at PAFA painted live by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.



2014 NEW YEAR'S WEDDING AT THE DALLAS ADOLPHUS



AFTERNOON WEDDING AT THE MANOR, WEST ORANGE NJ

painted live at an afternoon wedding at the Manor in West Orange NJ by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.



POCONOS WEDDING PAINTING

Live event painting at a wedding at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in the Poconos.


LOUISVILLE WEDDING PAINTING 

Louisville Wedding Painting at The White House by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.



CASINO WEDDING PAINTING


SAUCON VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING PAINTING


WEDDING PAINTING AT THE GREEN SPRING VALLEY HUNT CLUB, MD

Live Wedding Painting in Baltimore at Spring Valley Hunt Club by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.


NBA WEDDING PAINTING

NBA Wedding Painting Live at the Curtis Atrium in Philadelphia by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter



ALDIE MANSION WEDDING PAINTING

painting a wedding at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown PA by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter



DuPONT CC WEDDING RECEPTION



SUMMER WEDDING AT THE COLONIAL INN NJ.



PAFA WEDDING PAINTINGS


Pafa Wedding Ceremony painted by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter

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JUNE WEDDING AT THE CRYSTAL TEA ROOM PAINTED LIVE



PAINTING THE MUMMERS LIVE AT A JUNE WEDDING

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WEDDING PAINTNG AT ASHFORD ESTATE, ALLENTOWN, NJ

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WEDDING AT NORMANDY FARM, BLUE BELL, PA


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LIVE EVENT PAINTNG AT A DELAWARE WEDDING AT BRANTWYN ESTATE

Live event wedding painting in Delaware at du Pont Brantwyn Estate by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter

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Live Event Artist Joan Zylkinpainting live at a Wedding at the du Pont Brantwyn Estate in Delaware

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PAINTING A WEDDING AT THE CRYSTAL TEA ROOM 2.2013

painting a wedding in Philadlephia/live event painting by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter

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PAINTING A WEDDING AT CONGRESS HALL, CAPE MAY NJ

Looking quite splendid after a $22 million restoration, Cape May's Congress Hall wore festive Holiday Red lampshades and red pointsettia's which played nicely against aqua walls and checkered floor.  

live event painting at Wedding in Congress Hall, Cape May, NJ

"Thank you so much for doing this for us.  We look forward to having this is our home forever" ~ Bride and Groom.

"We love, love love the painting ~ you are one very talented lady" ~ Bride's parents, who gave the painting as a Wedding Gift.


BASEBALL WEDDING AT THE FOUR SEASONS BALTIMORE

Baseball place names, groomsmen in black tie and knickerbockers, and the Groom pitching to his Bride on top of the Wedding Cake ... and the Bride's sister and her husband holding their on month old twins next to the cake ...  a lovely lovely wedding ...  and I do like painting at the Four Seasons Hotels ... service and backup are fantastic

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live-event artist. baseball wedding painting at Four Seasons by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter

"Everyone was still talking about you all through brunch this morning.  They had never seen anything like this before and they were amazed.  The painting is absolutely fantastic and we love it" ~ Bride and Groom the next day.

"Wow ! you are really really good !!"  many of the guests.


RENAISSANCE WEDDING WITH HERALDS, LUTE, FEAST AND MERRIMENT 

Who knew you could turn The Grand Colonial Inn into a Mediaevil Baronial Manor Hall - with rich velvets,  jewel colors and a black and white floor ... a courtly setting for a stunning Bride and Groom who love Merry Olde England's courtly feasting.  Catherine Gretta did an amazing job bringing this vision to life ~  from the pageantry of a royal wedding ceremony to the feasting and merriment afterwards.  The Bridal Party was announced by Heralds, and escorted by young squires and maidens with posies.   Oh yes ... and for entertainment during dinner ... a live bebop group... my kind of music.  For the rest of the evening DJ Steve Mittman was the Court's TuneMeister.  Photography by Joe Craig.


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live painting at renaissance wedding close up showing lutist and children.

detail from Renassance Wedding Painting:   showing the Lutist, Maidens with Posies, and Squires

"Thank you so much for doing this for my daughter.  It is priceless !! "  Bride's Mom

"You are very very good"  ~ numerous guests."Simply the best!  Thank you Joan..... You captured Ed and Andrea's vision for their Wedding Day in a most spectacular way  .... ♥♥♥" ~ Catherine Gretta, Affairs of Distinction.


MARRIED WITH SHARKS ... LIVE EVENT PAINTING AT AQUARIUM WEDDING

How cool was this ... this wedding reception was held in the Shark Room at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden and I was absolutley delighted to be able to paint it for the wedding couple.   The cake is decorated with corals and seashells, and the favors were little goldfish bowls with treats such as gummy sharks, M and M's in ocean colors.   DJ  D.s.sence was played some terric music with a jazzy vibe that I hadn't heard before and LOVED. 

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Painted live at a Wedding Reception in the Shark Room, Adventure Aquarium


PAINTING LIVE AT AN ITALIAN/PORTUGUESE WEDDING

My adorable Italian Bride knew she wanted me to paint for her as soon as she saw my website ... and I was DELIGHTED to be able to capture memories for her and her Portuguese Groom.   An added bonus for me was that all the grandmothers and the great grandmother gave me kisses when I painted them, and grand pappy was added from an iphone, since he was unfortunately in hospital.  The venue was Primavera Regency in Stirling NJ.   This was my second Italian/Portuguese Wedding this Fall.

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live-event artist, live event painting at an Italian/Portuguese Wedding in NJ

 "I have been watching you do this painting for the last five hours and you are absolutely amazing." ~ Wedding Guests.



LIVE WEDDING PAINTING AT THE LEHIGH COUNTRY CLUB

Another stunning wedding by Catherine Gretta - as I was painting the Groomsmen starting hoofing to New York,  New York from Chorus Line ... Cocktails and dancing were in the Four Seasons Room, with dinner in the adjoining room.

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live event artist, live event painting at a Catherine Gretta wedding at the Lehigh Country Club

"Looks SPECTACULAR.  Thank you, Joan" ~ The Bride


PAINTING A WEDDING IN DALLAS WITH TWENTY (20) BRIDEMAIDS

Actually there were three official Bridesmaids and 17 houseguests, all wearing Champaigne dresses in different styles.

Two Clever Chicks did an amazing job converting the Ballroom at the Four Seasons Resort in Dallas from a venue for a lawyers convention into a cool and relaxing night club for 300 guests.  The painting was a gift from the Parents.

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live-event artist, Painting at a wedding at the Four Seasons Dallas TX

"You are abolutely incredible - we have never seen anything like this before, YOU were THE ENTERTAINMENT !!  Thank you so much for coming to Dallas and doing this for us.  The Bride and Groom will LOVE this painting and remember this evening  forever!"    ~ Bride's Parents 

to see the creation of this painting see YouTube video below:

video by The Minnericks

"It was an unbelievable privilege gettng to watch you work.  I look forward to referring you again, very soon." ~ Katy Taylor,   Director of Catering, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas.



PAINTING A JIMMY CHOO BRIDE : WEDDING RECEPTION

The Bride wore Jimmy Choo shoes and will forever after be known by me as the Jimmy Choo Bride.   Also in the painting is the couple's Pooch, suitably attired in a diamonte neck piece - click on image to enlarge.

Another FABULOUS weddoing by Catherine Gretta, Affairs of Disctinction - venue Northampton Country Club, Easton PA.  Band Jelly Roll

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live-event artist, Painting a wedding with my Jimmy Choo Bride ... and pooch at the Sweetheart Table (click to see image enlarged)

"The Painting is Fabulous !!!!!!!!!!    My husband and I are SO impressed !!   Thank you for doint this for us."

 ~ Bride's Mom

Jimmy Choo Bride and Groom with their painting by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter


PAINTING A WEDDING AT THE HOTEL du PONT, WILMINGTON DE

The beautiful Gold Ballroom at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington was the venue for this gorgeous, gorgeous wedding.  Another SURPRISE gift from the Bride's Parents.

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live-event artist, Painting a wedding in the Gold Ballroom at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, DE


Live Event Painter Joan Zylkin at Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, DE

"The whole experience of working with you was lovely.  My daughter was crying when she saw what you were painting for them and the painting is beautiful.  Everyone was watcing you and saying that you are just AMAZING:  they hadn't seen anything like this before.  We were so lucky to have found you." 

~ Donna, Mother of the Bride


PAINTING A WEDDING RECEPTION AT THE CRYSTAL TEA ROOM, PHILADELPHIA

An elegant beautiful wedding reception in one of Philadlephia's historic Ballrooms in the Wannamakers Building.

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Wedding at the Crystal Tea live-event painting, Philadelphia.

"Hey Joan ... all I can say is WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!  you did an amazing job.  AWESOME !!!!   JUST AWESOME !!   Everyone is perfect !  I am in the process of letting everyone see and the response is overwhelming .... what a talent !  The kids are so happy and grateful that we did this for them." 

~ Patti, Mother of the Bride 

"Joan, Great Job !!!  Need I say more.  Everyone is exciting and all thought it a very unique gift.  Your talent is superior.  Thank you so much."

~ Tom, Father of the Bride


PAINTING A WEDDING AT THE NEW FOUR SEASONS BALTIMORE

This was the first wedding reception to be held in the Ballroom at the new Four Seasons in Baltimore - and it was superb !!  The sound quality was amazing and the band sounded TERRIFIC !!  

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live-event artist, live event painting at a wedding at the new Four Seasons Baltimore

"This is truly amazing.  You are really really GOOD !!  What an fabulous memory to have of their Wedding Day" ~ many of the guests.  "Thank you so very much.  We LOVE our painting" ~ Bride and Groom.   "You captured the evening ~ the colors, the Bride and Groom, the Groom's parents, their sons, the Best Man, our sons, Grandparents, the Bridesmaid's ... the cake, the Band.  It is FABULOUS !" ~ Corinne , Mother of the Bride


PAINTING A WEDDING RECEPTION AT CESCAPHE BALLROOM

Painted live as it was happening at Cescaphe Ballroom in Northen Liberties.  The Bride wore antique lace and the Groom sported a black bowtie with white polka dots.  Colors were neutrals and palest pink - setting off the beautiful old mahogany Tall Boy Bar.  The Band was Jelly Roll and the party was rocking !!   Video by CinemaCake.

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live-event artist, Painted live at Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter

"We absolutely LOVE the painting and can't believe how you were able to do it.  Everyone was talking about it...  and the people you painted look exactly like that !  Thank you so much for being there."

~ Liz, Mother of the Bride.


MARRIOTT WEDDING WITH RED RED ROSES ... THOUSANDS OF THEM ... and a GREAT BAND !!

This Wedding reception was painted live as it was happening at the Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia.  The Band was Carnivale and they were sensational !!  The Bride was beautiful, of course, and the red roses were Amazing !!   Great job by Marriott's Event Planner Nicole Trotter.

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Wedding Reception painted live as it was happening at the Marriott Philadelphia

"This is absolutely fabulous and so unique.  All our friends are asking about you." ~ Lou, Father of the Bride.


VALENZANO WINERY  : SUPERMOON, CINCO DE MAYO and The Bride wore COWBOY BOOTS  !!  

Here is my painting of this fun Wedding reception at Valenzano Winery, Shamong, NJ.  Lots of grandparents and a great grandparent all together for this family portrait commissioned by the Groom's parents - for themselves !!  The Bride wore  blue cowboy boots and the bridesmaids' were tan.  Country theme with spring colors ... and the SUPERMOON !!

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Valenzano Winery Wedding Painting:  Supermoon, Cinco de Mayo, and the Bride wore COWBOY BOOTS !

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! Couldn't be more perfect!  You did a superb job on this, just Wonderful!  I am running out of adjectives,  Thank you so much for putting so much into this for us, we are keeping it for ourselves. 

"You were a big hit on Saturday, everyone is still talking about it.  I have told many people about your website.  We are so happy we had you there, it was probably one of the best things we did.  Great choice on our part."

~  Lori and Toni, Parents of the Groom


THE SOUTHERN CHARM OF THE MEMPHIS COUNTRY CLUB AND ROSES, ROSES, ROSES

Wedding Reception at the Memphis Country Club, Tennessee:  with full bloom fresh rose balls and candles in glass globes suspended from the ceiling throughout the Ballroom and reflected in the mirrors and glass door panels !!  Absolutely breath taking.   The event /decor designer/planner was Sara Fay Egan from Dallas TX.

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live-event artist, painting at a wedding Memphis Country Club

"The painting is ... fabulous !  You captured the  evening !!   It is a treasure, and I will hate to part with it !  to the Bride and Groom).    Thank you for sharing your talent with us and coming all of the way to Memphis" ~ Carey, Bride's mom.

It was so wonderful to work with you and to finally meet you in person. The painting was absolutely beautiful! Mrs. Moore was beyond thrilled with the painting. I am so happy to know you and hope that we can work together very soon on another event." ~ Sara Fay Egan Events


DECEMBER WEDDING AT THE BALLROOM AT THE BEN, PHILADLEPHIA

Philadelphia has lovely historic buildings and this wedding painting took me to a reception in the Ballroom at the Ben, aka The Benjamin Franklin Building at 9th and Chestnut - another stunnng venue for Finley Catering, with their acclaimed event planner Lauren Weber.  At this time of the year, the Ballroom is decorated for the hoidays ... with snowflakes projected on the ceiling.  A beautiful setting for painting a day in this family's history !

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Wedding at The Ballroom at The Ben, painted live by Wedding Artist Joan Zylkin.

"Your art work was our gift to Stephanie and Eric, however I told them they have to let me enjoy it for awhile before I give it to them. I LOVE it.   It makes me smile and cry every time I pass it on display.  Thank you again for helping to capture every moment of our very special day.  It will be a time I will cherish forever."  ~ Caron, Bride's Mom

"If I had realised how fabulous this would be I would have requested a bigger size.  We have two more daughters for their weddings we will make you a priority in our planning and book you before anything else." ~ Mike, Bride's Dad


PUTTING ON THE RITZ WEDDING AT THE CRYSTAL TEA ROOM, PHILADELPHIA

Wedding reception at historic and sublime Crystal Tea Room on the 9th floor of the Wannamakers Building in Center City Philadelphia, by Finley Catering and music from Brandywine Valley Talent  

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wedding at Crystal Tea Room, painting by live event artist Joan Zylkin

"Bravo,  wow ,this is outstanding and a wonderful memory forever....... we can't thank you enough.  We have decided to keep this for ourselves and have a wall where we will hang this and the ones you haven't painted for us yet for our other daughters." ~ Jan and Tony, Parents of the Bride.


INTERNATIONAL WEDDING AT THE CURTIS ATRIUM CENTER, PHILADELPHIA

Wedding reception in the Curtis Atrium in Washington Square, Center City Philadelphia, transformed by Cescaphe Ballroom.

Wedding Painter: Cescaphe Curtis Center Philadelphia by live-event artist, Joan Zylkin

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wedding at Cescaphe Curtis Atrium, live event wedding painting by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

"Looks GREAT  !! and it is an honor to be on your postcards" ~ Fern, Bride's Mom



SEPTEMBER  WEDDING AT NEW JERSEY WINERY

Wedding Reception in the Balroom of the Valenzano Winery, NJ ... painting also shows the vineyard ceremony site which was actually located outside the ballroom.

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live wedding painting NJ at Wedding at Valenzano Winery NJ, by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

"Thank you ever so much Joan!  I love the photos and we all are madly in love with the painting!  Rick has it sitting in a place of honor in our home, safe and secure until the newlyweds get home this weekend.  Thank you again for all your beautiful work.  I I am spreading your cards all over the place as everyone is asking about you." 

~ Diana, Bride's Mom


OVER THE RAINBOW IN A HOT AIR BALLOON AT GRAND COLONIAL WEDDING, HAPTON NJ.

Live Wedding Painting:  Ballroom, Grand Colonial, Hampton NJ:  The Groom proposed in a hot air balloon, and there was one tethered at the end of the driveway - so I included it in the reception painting with the Bride's young neice and nephew.  The Bride's birthday is Valentine's Day, so I made the weights on the balloon in the shape of red hearts.  

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Wedding Gown by Pnina Tornai captured in Live Wedding Painting by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter.

"You and your talents were an immense "hit" - the impression made was a combination of talent, warmth and extreme spirit!" ~ Adele, Bride's Mom



BRIDE'S FAVORITE COLOR :  HOT PINK !!  PERSONALITY :  HOT PINK !!

Wedding reception painting at Don Cesar Hotel and Resort, St. Petersburg

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A Wedding Painting is a Family Portrait


PAINTING A WEDDING IN AN ART GALLERY !!

Wedding reception painted in the Hamilton Galleries, PAFA -

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  -my alma mater.  Wedding Planner:  Wendy Hartigan:

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Weddings at PAFA:  Live Event Painting by Joan Zylkin The Event Painter

"It is absolutely stunning!!! I cannot believe how perfectly you captured the essence of everyone and everything. It definitely portrays our perfect night." ~ Lauren Wessier Zollo, Br

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