Caricaturing on the spot at wedding receptions and civil partnerships is definitely the in thing throughout Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset!
There are a whole range of memorable wedding services Luke Warm can provide:
Caricatures of the happy couple drawn in advance from photos are in high demand.
These days it's possible to print on almost anything and as well as illustrating Save the Day cards, Invitations, Menus, Thank You notes etc caricatures drawn from photos by Luke Warm have also been used on personalised wine labels, balloons, banners...
Caricature tee-shirts can be great for hen and stag nights and mousemats and mugs can make unusual and useful wedding favours! A caricature of the Bride and Groom can even be printed onto edible film and used to decorate cakes!
Couples sometimes ask for their caricature drawing to have a wide border or spaces planned into the drawing for guests to sign on the day - a highly original guestbook.
Luke Warm's place setting caricatures are great ice breakers and very unique wedding favours!
Most of the weddings Luke Warm entertains at are in the sunny south west - Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. As summer Saturdays are always in high demand he offers his best rates for either afternoon or evening bookings.
It takes him 5-6 minutes to draw each person and in a typical 2.5 hour booking he would expect to draw 25-30 people and in 3 hours 30-35. When he's drawing one person there are almost always 4 or 5 others watching and being entertained. He can work standing or sitting and can bring lights and banners to set up an informal caricature studio if required.
For afternoon bookings he usually starts by working standing and drawing guests individually on A4 - the best time to start being just as the guests emerge from the wedding ceremony and the first glass of champagne is being poured. From then until the start of the wedding breakfast family and close friends tend to be fully occupied with greetings and photos so he can help break the ice and keep it all bubbling for guests who may be less involved. He usually continues drawing into the the start of the weddng breakfast and this is often the first opportunity he has to draw the bride and groom together.
For evening bookings he usually starts again by drawing standing but after an hour or so usually moves to the seated caricature studio area he's set up in advance to draw both individualas on A4 and couples on A3.
The only time that caricaturing really doesn't work at weddings is during the speeches - it's too entertaining - though he's often been asked to entertain the children during this time.
You've had the big day and done the photos, so what better way to mark your first 'Paper' wedding anniversary than with a caricature of you both! You can even be drawn in your wedding clothes if you wish.
Caricatures can also be the perfect present for couples who've been together that little bit longer and Luke is often commissioned to draw group caricatures of the whole family from photos for Silver, Ruby, Gold and Diamond Wedding Anniversaries - and don't worry, everyone can have a copy!