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Turn your vows into a work of art

bespoke wedding day illustrations, drawn in-the-moment

Live Wedding Illustrator Sarah Nisbett paintng a wedding ceremony from the pews

drawn on
your day

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I’m Sarah Nisbett. As an internationally recognized live illustrator, I tell the story of one of life’s most memorable events – your wedding. My years of quickly observing my subjects and their surroundings allow me to create lasting images, made-in-the-moment,  as your special day unfolds. I'm thrilled to offer live portraits and live- illustration to make your day more artful.


In addition to being an artist, I’m also an author. “Drawn on the Way: A Guide to Capturing the Moment Through Live Sketching” is an educational and inspirational book that invites everyone to use drawing to find the extraordinary in the everyday and reminds us that each one of us is a work of art. 


Live wedding illustration of a wedding cake and couple "just married"
A live wedding illustration in black and grey of a couple dancing their first dance at a wedding. Illustrated digitally by Sarah Nisbett

"I cried when I opened the box and saw the sketches. It was like living our wedding all over again! These are a precious gift we gave ourselves - and will be on display in our home forever." 


"The drawings we have of our vows, first dance and dances with our friends are something we'll cherish forever."


A minimal linework pen and ink illustration of a couple dancing their first dance at their wedding

Drawn On Your Day creates an artistic recollection of your wedding day through a series of live illustrations, made on-the-spot while the vows, dancing, toasting and all the magic of your day are happening.


From “I do,” to the last dance, and everything in between, your

wedding day is instantly transformed into a collection of beautiful

ink and watercolor illustrations that are yours to keep for your 

happily ever after.

As I work, I create a "Living Gallery" to share my work throughout

your celebration, so that everyone can enjoy as your wedding literally becomes a work of art. 

drawn in the moment,
drawn on your

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A picture of a hand holding  paintbrushes

Interactive Gallery
Grab & move the photos to uncover more!

from "i do"
to your
last dance

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My signature style  of ink and watercolor illustration is elegant and minimalist, with an eye for beautiful and storyful details. Remember your wedding day with bespoke works of art you’ll treasure forever.

We can work together to create: 

  • Live wedding Illustration Packages

  • Albums to preserve your set of hand illustrated memories

  • Invitations and custom wedding art

  • Live Portrait stations, or surprise and delight your guests with “roving portraits”

  • Artistic recreations of your favorite wedding photographs as art for your home

  • Custom Stationery -- for the perfect thank you cards or guest favors

  • Bridal and Groom Party Portraits and Gifts

Looking for thoughtful gifts?

The members of your wedding party, along with your parents, are some of the closest people in your life. Illustrations honoring these intimate connections make the most thoughtful gifts. Imagine the pleasure they’ll take in having a beautiful sketch that captures the happiness you shared.

A couple dancing at their wedding with candles and lights in the background. The woman is wearing an elegant wedding drewss and the man is wearing a tuxedo. They are kissing as they dance. This drawing was made at the Wyeth Hotel in NYC.
Wedding Couple Toasting _live illustration_watercolor
Wedding Party Dancing The Horah
First Dance Wedding Couple Live Illustration
Beautiful Hand illustrated wedding cake
Flowergirls walking down the aisle
Wedding toast banquet hall
Wedding Couple Hand Drawn portrait
Couple exchanging wedding vows
in a snap_wedding photo booth drawing
Wedding Couple First dance live illustration candles
Couple Walking Down the Aisle - live illustration
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Drawn On Your Day  adds a sense of elegance and sophistication to your wedding reception. Your guests will be intrigued and entertained as they watch a true artist at work. And illustrations of your guests make unparalleled keepsakes.

“Sarah built a display of sketches as she created them throughout the night. So many guests said this was their favorite part of our wedding.”


“People are so used to photobooths. We thought, why not find something more unexpected. Our guests were thrilled to see themselves drawn and gave us so many compliments.”

a blend
of art & entertainment

A beautiful green shell-shaped vase filled with paintbrushes is surrounded by live wedding illustrations made on paper with pen and watercolor. The picture was taken in Brooklyn New York at a wedding reception in a wine bar.
A charming live wedding illustartion of a beautiful wedding cake with watercolor washes of frosting and real flowers

"We will treasure these drawings always, and am so grateful for the obvious attention, creativity, and love that you put into them.”


let's celebrate together...

I travel the world for art - and your destination wedding!  While I call New York City and Ann Arbor, MI home, I love to travel and I’m available for destination weddings.

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Artist and live illustrator Sarah Nisbett drawing in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

Memorable masterpieces for all occasions


From family gatherings to corporate functions, my real time illustrations chronicle your event, entertain your guests and even provide special gifts. These real time recollections turn your occasion into lasting memories and works of art.


Discover how Drawn on Your Day can bring a delightful dimension to your wedding or other special occasion.

"Such a special service! How many people have original pieces of art of their wedding day? Having these artworks is such a fun way for us to relive our day."


A live wedding illustration made in simple pen and ink and a minimal style. The couple skips down the aisle after having been married.

let's talk

I love to dream with you ...We’ll pick the perfect package — or create a custom one just for you —

to make sure that your day is turned into works of art worthy of your love

Thanks -- can't wait to chat!


As seen in ...

Metro Detroit Weddings magazine resting on top of a collection of live wedding illustrations made with pen and watercolor in a minimal style on paper
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