A few week’s ago I drew wedding caricatures of some truly brilliant guests at Caroline and James Sanders’ wedding at Shottle Hall in Derbyshire. Here’s their story, and why they booked Beefy’s Caricatures for their wedding entertainment…
The beautiful couple met through a mutual friend on MySpace back in 2008 and after talking online for a couple of weeks they met in person in Tesco’s car park (very romantic ha ha!) 4 months later, Caz went off to Uni in Hull, but James travelled up to see her every weekend – after he popped the question, it was time to plan for the big day, including the wedding entertainment.
They decided fairly early on that they wanted some sort of entertainment to bridge the gap between the day and the evening, but weren’t sure what to begin with. They Googled ‘wedding entertainment’ and looked at magicians, garden games, photo booth etc. before coming across the idea of hiring a caricaturist.
“We wanted the entertainment to bridge the gap between the day and the evening. We hired a bouncy castle as well, but we wanted some indoor entertainment in case the weather wasn’t great (which to be honest, it wasn’t at the beginning of the day!). We also wanted our guests to have something to take home to remind them of the day.”
“We did quite a lot of Googling of caricaturists in the East Midlands to find the style that we liked best. It was fairly easy as there are quite a few supplier networks with entertainers and different websites with directories of caricaturists.”
After finding Beefy’s Caricatures, what convinced them to book me for their wedding caricature entertainment?
“I was very impressed with the videos you had on your website explaining about caricatures. They were very informative and really helped when making our decision. Your style of caricature appealed to us, as I (Caz) had a caricature drawn whilst on holiday in America a few years ago and the styles are similar. We had a look at other caricaturists in the area and their style wasn’t really what we were looking for.”
“It was AMAZING! It was definitely better than we hoped … I never imagined that people would enjoy it so much!”
“Thankfully we needn’t have worried! It was AMAZING! It was definitely better than we hoped (not that we ever thought it wouldn’t be any good!). I couldn’t believe the massive queue of people waiting at one point when I walked into the library. I never imagined that people would enjoy it so much! The caricatures themselves are so well drawn and look so much like the subject guests!”
“We would definitely 100% recommend you to anyone looking for a caricaturist, and in fact I already have!!”
So, what have their friends and family had to say about their entertainment?
“Everyone has commented on how much they liked having their caricature done and how well they are drawn. They were also very impressed with you and have commented on how nice you are and how you made them feel at ease. We would definitely 100% recommend you to anyone looking for a caricaturist, and in fact I already have!!”