Caricatures for Weddings
Based in Devon with multiple awards and over 25 years of professional experience Luke Warm is perfectly positioned to provide a whole range of really personal and memorable caricature ideas for weddings across the south west - Devon, Cornwall,
Caricatures of the Bride and Groom for wedding stationery - Save the Date Cards, Invitations and Thank You cards (they've also been used for menus, table plans and even wine & beer labels!)
Caricature of the Bride and Groom for use as a wedding Guestbook - guest sign on the mount around the edges.
Caricatures from photos for Table Plans and individual table Place Settings Caricatures - they make great Wedding Favours and can be photomontage together into a huge group!
Caricatures from photos of the Best Man, Maid of Honour, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, Ushers etc as thank you presents
Award winning wedding entertainment at the Reception! Caricaturing On the Spot at wedding receptions and civil partnerships - definitely the in thing throughout Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset!
In the last 10 years Luke Warm has won 5 Best Entertainment Awards at the Westcountry Wedding Awards and the South West Wedding Awards.
People love my work!!
- but don't just take my word for it.
There are over 180 independent reviews of Cartoons and Caricatures by Luke Warm that have all been kindly submitted by previous clients between 2008 and 2019 through our listing on FreeIndex. These reviews have all been created entirely independently, are all by clients who have paid for our services and appear on this page automatically. This is completely unedited client feedback. Honest!
Best money we spent on the wedding! Luke was friendly, approachable and entertaining and everyone loved their caricatures - a fantastic memento from the day! Great value and very pleasant to deal with in arranging everything. Could not recommend highly enough.
Alice & Sam
This was a great addition to our special day. Nobody was expecting it at all.... we've had so many great comments about what a great idea this was. Luke made our guests feel very relaxed whilst he was drawing them. And the idea of him being at our wedding went down a treat.....
Leah & Pete
We had Mark at our wedding and he was absolutely incredible. All our guests were commenting on how brilliant he was and they all loved their caricatures It is a great memory for our guests to have and a wonderful way to create a tradition between venues. He was polite, professional and friendly and was a great part of our day. He made it very special. Mark went out of his way to make sure he captured my husband and I before he left, which we thought was really lovely of him and goes to show how much of an honest and true professional he is.
Marks caricatures look brilliant, they were exceptional. He interacted with us and our guests and made us all feel very comfortable. Our guests haven't stopped talking about how good the quality and speed the drawings were, and what a great idea it was, it really surprised our guests and they and ourselves absolutely loved it. Great idea for a wedding! And Mark's very skilled!
Frankie & Bill
Mark was perfect for our wedding. Not only is he professional he's got the whole evening timing down to a tee. He's amazing capturing the characters of our guests. We were so pleased we hired him for a private picture for family after. He fascinated everyone and his artwork created a buzz around the venue and people queued up to get their caricatures done. Couldn't have chosen a better entertainer. Amazing talent and skill
Peter & Bernie
We were very pleased with the caricature entertainment provided by Mark Nesbitt at our wedding reception - it was unique, memorable and very popular with our guests. Certainly something different, creative and Mark is very talented. We would highly recommend Caricatures by Luke Warm - it adds a wonderful, unique touch to any party.
Steve & Linda
We were so pleased to have Caricatures by Luke warm at our wedding! The drawings were amazing and added so much to our day! Everyone was so impressed! We cannot thank Mark enough and have our picture pride of place above the fire as a special memento of our day! I cannot give enough praise! Thank you!
Excellent, straight forward to book, reliable, very polite, fitted into the wedding easily, wonderful pictures and a real talking point amongst the guests. Just added that little bit more to the day and produced wonderful memories.
Mark & Tracy
Really great drawings, loved the personal details added to each one. Mark was really nice and friendly and mixed with the guests so well we forgot he was there. Would definitely recommend him to anyone. Have got a great picture of us now hanging pride of place in our lounge.
Being out of the area, we were anxious about booking our entertainment. We originally booked someone else but she cancelled 5 weeks before the wedding date although on doing so, she recommended Luke Warm. We were apprehensive over the change although once we looked at his website and from the moment we made contact, he kindly offered to honour the same price notwithstanding the higher rates quoted on his website which was a relief as we were already over budget! On the day, he turned up promptly, set up without any fuss and did everything that we asked and even stayed an extra half hour without any charge. The drawings were superb and remain a highlight / talking point to the current date. Most of our guests have them framed and constantly say how their friends all pass great comments.
Jane & Quentin
What details do you need for a quote?
To give you a quote for either Place Settings or Caricatures Drawn from Photos I need
- the number of people to be included
- the use the drawing will be put to, and
- your deadline
I will then give you a range of options and prices.
For on the spot entertainment I need the date and location of the venue and ideally the start time and duration.
As a guide 1-5 people can be included at A4 size (210mm x 297mm), 1-15 at A3 (297mm x 420mm), 1-30 at A2 (420mm x 594mm) and 1-40 at A1 (594mm x 840mm) . However the more people on a given size of paper the less room for background details and context - packing too many people in can make a drawing end up looking like a school photo! A3 is the most popular size and makes a handsome present.
The quality of your caricature will depend directly on the quality of your photos - by far the most important ingredient!
I need hardcopy printed photos to work from - at least 2-3 recent, close, clear, happy, smiling pictures of each person, without hats or sunglasses, showing the complete outline of the head. Ideally the head needs to be at least 2" high - a good test of a picture is whether you can make out the eye colour - and there needs to be enough clear detail to allow the caricature to be drawn several times larger than in the photo.
I also need photos of all the props and background items to be included.
Professionally printed photos are best - online digital printer Snapfish offers 40 free prints with your first upload. All pictures will be carefully looked after and returned to you.
The most popular reasons caricatures from photos are commissioned are for birthday, leaving and retirement presents.
Family portraits of up to 30 people have been commissioned for Paper, Silver, Ruby, Gold, Emerald and Diamond wedding anniversaries.
In the corporate world they're often commissioned as 'financial tombstones' to celebrate the completion of a project - with all the key members having signed and dated copies.
Large group caricatures are very popular as Mess drawing for the military (Officer's, Warrant Officer's, Sergeant's Messes etc) - they build team spirit!
Black & White or Colour?
For the classic, timeless look it's hard to beat B&W - great for wedding invitations and formal occasions. Adding colour will give the caricature warmth and fun.
Signed and numbered copies of group caricatures can be arranged - printed in Epsom DuraBrite ink on heavy 160gsm glossy photo card - so that everyone in the drawing has a copy.
How do I get the best results?!
Well organised clients get the best work - by keeping emails short and clear, maintaining the entire email thread, providing good quality photos, layout drawing and and brief - and so allowing me to put the maximum amount of time into the drawing itself.
What's the best way to contact you
By far the best ways to contact me are by Email or by filling in the Enquiry Form below.
Greencroft, Harton Cross, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6AE, UK
01237 441 559 / 0797 323 1577 - 9-5pm weekdays only