SWWA, South West Wedding Awards, Best Entertainment Award, 2017


Wedding Caricatures

by Award Winning Caricaturist!

Welcome to our Wedding Caricatures page! Caricaturing on the spot at wedding receptions and civil partnerships is definitely the in thing throughout Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset!  

In 2017 Luke Warm won the Best Entertaiment Award at the South West Wedding Awards for his work as a wedding caricaturist after being a finalist in 2015 and 2016.  He also won the Best Entertainment Award at the Westcountry Wedding Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and won the overall Judges Choice Award in 2013 from a field of 138 entrants.  A big thank you to all the couples who very kindly voted to make this happen!

There are a whole range of memorable wedding services Luke Warm can provide:

Caricatures for Wedding Stationery

Caricatures of the happy couple drawn in advance from photos (like the one of William and Kate above) are now 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.

B&W is can give your wedding stationery that classic, timeless look, while a bit of colour can make it all that bit more fun and funky.  Luke Warm will do his best to include your shared passion - whether it's flying, surfing or karate!

Place setting caricatures

As featured on pages 144-147 of the Winter 2012 edition of DIY Weddings Magazine, Luke Warm's Place Setting Caricatures are great ice breakers and also of course highly original wedding favours.    

On the spot Caricaturing at Wedding Receptions and Civil Ceremonies

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 hire would expect to draw 25-30 people and in 3 hours 30-35.  When he's drawing one person there are usually 4 or 5 other people 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 individuals 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.

Summer Saturday's book up well in advance and a deposit is necessary to secure a date.  For further details please see the Helpful Advice.

Can't Make the Wedding?

You can still send a memorable present. Commission a caricature of the bride and groom - an unique gift! 

Wedding Anniversaries

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!

Luke Warm is based in North Devon so most of his on the spot work is in the West Country - Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock), Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay), Somerset (Taunton, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury), Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster), and Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury).  However from time to time he's tempted out of the sunny south west - often for conferences and events in South Wales, Birmingham or London. 

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