Topic: wedding

Getting into the new year – caricatures here we come!!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas/New Year break. In some parts of the world it seems weather was the greatest focus, even overshadowing gifts and get-togethers.

So the New Year brings with it renewed hope and a renewed focus on many things, including gifts! At this time of year??

While the big gift giving time seems to be behind us, the early part of the year also presents many gift-giving opportunities.

Often this come from people retiring or moving jobs – caricatures provide wonderful scope for a truly personalised gift that cannot be matched by anything else. How else can you include someone’s traits, quirks, interests and life influences all in one gift?

Our caricatures are total custom. We don’t start with templates, though some customers say a scene just like the one on the artist’s sample page.

And why do people love getting caricatures? Interestingly it seems they like to see how other people see them. They like the bit of quirkiness, and the thought that has often gone into the extra elements to make a good picture great!

So think about who you can give a caricature gift to this year – the opportunities are endless…birthdays, weddings, invitations, retirement, moving job, staff profile pics…

Here is a small selection of some recent work that shows the awesome diversity of styles we can provide to suit everyone!

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Awesome motorbike wedding caricature

Don’t think boring weddings any more, especially when it comes to wedding gifts.

Here is a great wedding caricature that dares to be that bit different, and is a real smash as a result!

15 fun wedding caricatures

Weddings can be fun or formal and caricatures can be used as invitations, gifts or thank-you cards.

Here is a selection of our top 15 fun ones.

Want your own wedding caricature? You can order one here

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after the wedding

Its been a great day (George)

wedding got her man

You're not going anywhere!

honeymoon cartoon

Off on our honeymoon!

surprise wedding gift cartoon

By the way, we meant to tell you...

beer at wedding

Bottoms up!

indian wedding caricature

A life of peace and prosperity

bride on a bike

Get me to the church on time

golfing groom, shopping bride

Our future is in our hobbies

family wedding caricature

Come here....my love

black and white wedding caricature

A winning team

wedding invitation

With wording, a great invitation

water stports wedding

Flying a kite on the way to the wedding

thank you card

Thanks for coming to our wedding!

wediing day caricature

We are having a wonderful day!

pregnant bride cartoon

And baby makes three!

50th wedding anniversary caricature

What gift to give a couple that has been together for half a century? Why a caricature 50th wedding anniversary gift of course.

Created by artist George based on a couple of photos (one of which is shown here) the caricature shows the couple as if sharing a bit of shared humor.


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If you would like a caricature created by George, here are more samples here and here and , here is his order page.

How a caricature can have a place at your wedding

Wedding preparations are a great source of pleasure for many brides. However, with the huge scope and seemingly endless range of options for every aspect, the task of wedding planning can seem overwhelming.

One way of simplifying the process can be through the dual or even triple use of one element of your wedding needs.

locking in loveThink about date claimers, invitations, sign in board, place markers, wine labels and bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts. Often the task of looking through endless albums of card styles, colors, prints and fonts can become overwhelming.

A novel and fun way around this onerous task can be through the use of a custom drawn caricature.

Now before you think of traditional caricatures as being big noses, teeth lips etc, also think of caricatures as having some slight parody effect, while remaining quite true to the individual. Of course if you prefer more exaggeration….!

A custom created caricature can provide a wonderful method of portraying the bridal couple in whatever way you wish.

Take for instance the Date Claimer. The comedy effect can be gained from the approach of the girl getting her guy.

The wedding invitation can reflect the location of the wedding, the couple in their wedding attire and can be used to set the tone for the wedding. It can be very formal, with a nicely posed couple, or can have a hint of cheekiness or dual announcement, perhaps the groom carrying the bride (or the other way around!) or the groom with a ball and chain around his leg or in some what under the bride’s control! Wording can also be included as part of the image. Or have one version with wording and one version without and the second version can be part of the multi-use that the caricature can play.

wedding entryWhile many couples have a book where people can place their well-wishes, increasing numbers are now opting not to have an sign-in item that will live it life in a drawer, but instead to have signatures placed on a beautiful item that can then have a place in the home as a decorative item.

The sign-in caricature can be the same image used for the invitations – printed at a large size and perhaps placed in a frame with a wide white mat. After the wedding the protective cover can be fitted to the image and then there is a wonderful artwork to hang in the home. Often bridesmaids will suggest this to the bride and help take care of its production.

The caricature can also be used on table seating cards and also through specialist printers, as a very unique and wonderful wine label. Some artists will also create a plain line version of the art and this can be printed on the neoprene ‘stubby coolers’ that are popular at Australian weddings or ‘can coolers’ for UK or ‘can coolies’ in the USA.

Finally there are the bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts. These can be custom drawn caricatures of each group, or maybe reuse the wedding couple caricature with new wording!

The possible combinations for caricature use are:

  • Date claimer and thank you card
  • Invitation and sign in board
  • Sign-in board and bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts
  • Invitation and wine label/cooler/coozie
  • Invitation and seating name tags

As you can see, a single custom drawn piece of caricature art can have several uses and be created to suit your exact needs.

Contact us to discuss your needs. We do not charge any extra just because it is a wedding…

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