If you’re looking for ways to make your special day even more unforgettable, look no further than a wedding illustration artist. Though relatively new to the wedding industry, these artists are perfect for couples looking to add something unique to their celebration!
A wedding illustration artist will come to your venue and create a piece of artwork (or multiple!) throughout the day. Watercolors, charcoal, oil — there are many different mediums to bring your moments to life.
When hired for your big day, a wedding illustration artists might capture one special moment (e.g., your first look, kiss, or dance) or multiple moments into a handful of separate pieces. The process varies by artist, so it’s best to conduct research beforehand to ensure you get the pieces you envision.
On the fence about whether or not a wedding illustration artist is for you? Here are six reasons you should hire one for your big day!
Add a unique touch to your celebration
Every wedding guest has seen a photo booth or two. But a live illustrator will surely surprise them! So if you’re looking for something different, consider hiring an artist for your big day. You can even ask your artist to create illustrations involving different guests, getting everyone you love involved! A wedding illustration artist is perfect for couples who want to add a touch of class to their event while breaking out of traditional wedding entertainment options.
Use your art as a thank you
When you receive a unique piece of art from your special day, there are countless ways to use it. Add it to your thank you cards or create custom stationery you can use for years to come. You might even have your artist illustrate certain guests of honor, such as parents or grandparents, and offer this keepsake to them after your special day comes to a close. A beautiful portrait memorializing your wedding is a creative way to thank those you love!
Have a long-lasting keepsake
Flowers will wilt, cakes will get dry, and outfits will inevitably sit in the back of your closet. However, a custom illustration is something you can display in your home, as it always stays in style (so long as you take care of it!). Classic keepsakes often lose their initial spark, but art pieces have a way of standing the test of time. So if you’re looking to take something home from your wedding day that you know will last, hiring a wedding illustration artist is the way to go.
Choose your favorite moments
You might provide your photographer with a shot list, but there’s no denying that wedding days can get chaotic (in the best way!) and they could inevitably miss a shot or two. Fortunately, with a wedding illustration artist, you can ensure your favorite moments are captured for life. You’ll sit down with your illustrator before the big day, so you can map out your exact vision. There’s no need to worry about whether or not you’ll get what you want — we only have one job on your wedding day, so it’s easy to guarantee a stunning result.
Relive your day
A dazzling piece of artwork is an incredible way to relive your celebration over and over again. And when someone compliments you on that piece of artwork on your wall, they’ll love the fact that an artist painted it on your actual wedding day. What an heirloom! These pieces aren’t something you’ll find often, and displaying yours in your home will bring back fond memories years down the road. So if you’re looking for a special keepsake to help you remember certain aspects of your day, a wedding illustration artist can help bring them to life.
Memorialize your favorite moments
Perhaps the biggest reason to hire a wedding illustration artist? Because when you do, you’ll have a piece of your day brought to life right before your eyes. Photos are standard, but a piece of hand-crafted artwork special to your day is incredibly touching. You’ll take home something that honors your love and captures the joy you felt on your wedding day. You might have dreamt of your celebration for years — so having a custom piece of art to memorialize it is well worth the investment!
If you’re an engaged couple looking for a wedding illustration artist or want to learn more about the process, I’d love to help! I’ll capture your day into gorgeous ink and watercolor illustrations so you leave with a meaningful keepsake. With Drawn on Your Day, your moments will (literally!) become works of art. Learn more here and schedule a free consultation to add that unique element to your celebration!