Delight your wedding guests with some hilarious quick sketch caricature entertainment!
Live caricature fun with an accomplished on the spot caricaturist always goes down a storm at weddings and although I get booked for all sorts of events, weddings are always the most fun!
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Wedding Reception Caricatures: mixing and mingling after the ceremony
Between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast is often a perfect opportunity for a walkabout caricaturist to engage with your guests. People can gather round and watch as I work and I usually draw a crowd. A bit of banter is always part of the fun during the champagne and canapes. There will be other things going on – a photographer will need to borrow the guests and the bride and groom will be in high demand. I might be working along side a string quartet or a magician; needing nothing more than a pad and a pocketful of markers I can easily fit in whatever the plan is.
Table hopping caricatures during the wedding breakfast
It can be great fun to have a caricaturist ‘table hopping’ during a meal , but it is important for the caricaturist not to be too intrusive; Not everyone likes to be drawn while they are eating their main course although some are quite happy with it. At times it is best to hold back and wait to be called over – and of course, it is vital stay out of the way while food is being served. Table layout makes a big difference to any table hopping entertainer; if there is a long table next to a wall then those guests facing the wall will be hard to get a look at and if the tables are very close together it can be very difficult to move around. It is easier to work small tables than large ones and table decorations can be a bit of a problem if they block my view. Having said that, it is nearly always possible to get plenty of laughs around the room; I will normally aim to spread myself out, drawing one or two couples at each table to make sure as many people as possible have a bit of fun whether actual ‘victims’ or the audience in general. Although table hopping can present a few challenges, it can also provide a unique opportunity to ‘target’ selected guests; a visit to the top table is a must and will provide the ideal opportunity to catch the immediate family and, of course, to capture the bride and groom’s caricature!
Party caricatures at the evening bash!
Once the wedding breakfast and speeches are over it is party on! With the end of the formalities and the arrival of the evening guests, it is time for everyone to let their hair down and get boisterous! With fewer interruptions, this is often the most productive time for me. Loud music and poor lighting can be surprisingly conducive and I will usually work non stop through a 2 or 3 hour slot.