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There’s something magical about a wedding – the promise of love, the gathering of friends and family, and the celebration of two lives joining together. As a caricaturist, I get to add a unique twist to these special occasions. My recent experience at Natacha and James’s wedding, now the delightful Mr and Mrs Hutchinson, at the Hazel Gap Barn, was nothing short of enchanting.

A Sunny Day at Hazel Gap Barn

The day blessed us with one of those rare sunny afternoons, a perfect setting for a perfect wedding. Hazel Gap Barn, with its rustic charm and picturesque scenery, served as the ideal backdrop. As the guests basked in the warmth of the sun, I set up my easel, ready to capture the day in a way only caricature can.


The Joy of Live Caricatures

As the guests mingled, I began my work. Caricature is not just about drawing; it’s an art form that captures personality, emotion, and the very essence of a moment. With each stroke, I saw smiles spread across faces, heard laughter ripple through the air, and felt the joy of the occasion multiply.

Witnessing guests’ reactions to their caricatures is always a highlight for me. Some burst into laughter, others are awestruck by seeing themselves represented in such a fun and unique way. It’s these reactions that make my work incredibly rewarding.

More Than Just Drawings

But it’s not just about the immediate reaction. These caricatures become keepsakes, reminders of a day filled with love, joy, and laughter. They are stories captured on paper, ready to be retold for years to come. As I watched guests compare their caricatures, I knew these pieces of art would find special places in their homes and hearts.

The Perfect Addition to Any Wedding

As I packed up my easel at the end of the day, I reflected on the role caricature plays in a wedding. It’s a source of entertainment, sure, but it’s also a creator of memories. In the whirlwind of a wedding day, it’s easy for moments to blur together. Caricature offers a way to pause, to capture a moment in time, to create a tangible piece of the joy and love that fills the air.

For anyone considering adding a bit of this joy to their wedding, caricature is a perfect choice. It’s fun, it’s personal, and it’s a unique way to add an extra layer of entertainment to your special day. Whether during the early mingling or as part of the evening’s festivities, caricature fits seamlessly into any part of a wedding.

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Let’s Create Memories Together

So, if you’re planning your wedding and looking for something to make it even more memorable, why not consider a caricature artist? Let’s add some laughter, art, and unforgettable memories to your day. Get in touch, and let’s talk about how we can make your wedding day truly one-of-a-kind.


Alright, darts fans and art enthusiasts alike, gather around! It’s time to talk about the sensation sweeping the darting world – none other than Luke ‘The Nuke’ Littler, the teenager who’s taking the oche by storm. And guess what? I’ve recently drawn a caricature of this darting prodigy. Let’s dive into why this drawing is as explosive as Luke’s throws!

Now, let’s not beat around the bullseye – Luke Littler is ruffling feathers left, right, and centre in the world of darts. But, as James Wade, one of the big names in darts, puts it, Luke is ‘extremely good’ for the sport. And he’s not wrong! At just 17 years old, Luke is not just playing darts; he’s rewriting the rulebook.

In the last few months alone, Luke has taken the sport to a whole new level, shattering expectations and proving that age is just a number when it comes to raw talent and determination. His journey to the World Championship final wasn’t just a walk in the park; it was a record-breaking sprint! With three PDC tournament wins tucked under his belt already, Luke is showing the world what he’s made of. But here’s the real kicker – he’s hit a nine-darter in each of those tournament victories. Now, that’s not just skill; that’s artistry!

Luke The Nuke Littler Caricature

My caricature of him isn’t just about celebrating Luke’s achievements; it’s about capturing the spirit of a young man who’s proving that he deserves to be among the best players on the planet. It’s a tribute to his explosive entrance into the sport and the ripples he’s creating across the darting world.

To all the budding darters out there, take note – this is what passion looks like! And to everyone else, keep your eyes peeled because if Luke’s trajectory is anything to go by, we’re all in for a thrilling ride.

So, there you have it – my caricature of Luke ‘The Nuke’ Littler, a young man who’s not just throwing darts, he’s throwing down the gauntlet to the entire sport. And boy, are we excited to see where his journey takes him next! Remember, in the world of darts, it’s not just about hitting the bullseye; it’s about making your mark. And Luke? Well, he’s drawing a whole new target.


Last September, I had the honour of being part of Claudia and Ben Knapp’s wedding celebration at the enchanting Staunton Harold Hall in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. It was an evening brimming with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.

Sketching Love and Happiness: Live Wedding Caricature Fun

The Venue: Staunton Harold Hall’s Evening Splendour

Staunton Harold Hall

Even in the evening, Staunton Harold Hall exuded its timeless charm and grandeur. As the sun set, the hall transformed into a magical setting, with soft lights casting a romantic glow over the celebration. It was evident that every detail had been meticulously planned, creating an atmosphere of warmth and joy.

Capturing Moments: Rhys Beddoe’s Photography

While I focused on providing live caricatures for the guests, the talented Rhys Beddoe was on hand to capture the evening’s most precious moments through his lens. Rhys’s photography skillfully captured the joy and excitement of the celebration, allowing Claudia, Ben, and their guests to relive the magic of the evening for years to come. You can check out his Instagram page Here

Caricatures: A Personalised Touch to the Celebration

Expressive Laughter: Live Wedding Caricature Artistry

As the caricaturist for the evening, my aim was to add a touch of personalised entertainment to Claudia and Ben’s special day. Drawing live caricatures for the happy couple and their guests was an absolute delight. Laughter filled the air as each caricature came to life, providing both entertainment and cherished keepsakes of the evening.

A Night of Celebration

Personalised Wedding Fun: Live Caricature Expressions

My time at Claudia and Ben’s wedding celebration was undoubtedly memorable. From the heartfelt speeches to the energetic dancing, every moment was filled with love and happiness. It was evident that Claudia and Ben’s love for each other was shared by all who attended, creating a truly magical atmosphere.

Looking Ahead

As I reflect on the evening celebration, I am reminded of the joy that comes from being a part of such special occasions. It was an honour to contribute to Claudia and Ben’s wedding celebration, and I look forward to creating more cherished memories for couples and their guests in the future.

If you’re planning an evening celebration or special event and are looking for unique entertainment that will leave a lasting impression, don’t hesitate to get in touch. With caricatures by your side, your celebration is sure to be a night to remember.

Claudia and Ben’s wedding celebration at Staunton Harold Hall was an evening filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories. From the stunning venue to the personalised caricatures and Rhys Beddoe’s photography, every detail added to the magic of the night. Here’s to many more joyous celebrations in the future!


Weddings are all about creating memories that will last a lifetime. From the dress to the flowers, everything is chosen with care to make sure that the day is perfect. However, choosing the right entertainment can often be overlooked. Live caricature is the perfect entertainment option for weddings

Here are the top 10 reasons why:


1. Entertainment for all ages: Live caricature is the perfect entertainment for all ages. Guests of all ages can enjoy watching a skilled artist create a unique and personalized caricature in just a few minutes.

2. A unique and memorable keepsake: A live caricature is a unique and memorable keepsake for your guests to take home. It will remind them of your special day every time they look at it.

3. Adds a touch of humor: Weddings can be quite serious affairs, but a live caricature artist can add a touch of humor to the proceedings. Guests will be entertained and amused as they watch the artist in action.

4. A talking point: A live caricature artist is a great talking point for your guests. They’ll be impressed by the artist’s skill and amazed by the likeness of the caricatures.

5. Suitable for indoor and outdoor weddings: Live caricature is a versatile entertainment option that can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors. It’s perfect for any weather condition.

6. Fast and efficient: Live caricature artists are fast and efficient, creating personalized caricatures in just a few minutes. This means that your guests won’t have to wait long for their turn, and the artist can create more caricatures in less time.

7. Creates a relaxed atmosphere: Live caricature artists create a relaxed and fun atmosphere that encourages guests to interact with each other. This is especially useful during the drinks reception or the wedding breakfast.

8. A break from the dancing: Live caricature is a great option for guests who want to take a break from the dancing. They can sit down and watch the artist in action while still being part of the festivities.

9. Fits in with any theme: Live caricature can be tailored to fit in with any wedding theme. The artist can draw caricatures of the bride and groom in their wedding outfits or create caricatures that match the wedding’s color scheme.

10. An affordable option: Live caricature is an affordable entertainment option that won’t break the bank. At Beefy’s Caricatures, I offer competitive pricing and a friendly service that will make your special day even more memorable.

If you’re looking for unique and memorable entertainment for your wedding in the East Midlands, including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, look no further than Beefy’s Caricatures. I’ve worked with many happy couples in the area (240 five-star reviews!), and my case studies page showcases some of my previous work.

Enquire about your wedding date today using my online booking form:



Donald Toad – Trump’s Inauguration Caricature

Donald Trump's Inauguration Caricature

Well, I couldn’t help myself. I had to do it. I know it’s not great business to get political but to be fair, the world of caricature is steeped in politics – it is caricature’s life blood.

Trump, to me is literally a slimy toad, so what better way to respond to such a thin skinned narcissist than to jab him lightly with my pen. God Bless America, and God help the rest of us. Hold tight, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

Here’s the speed art



Rainbow's Children's Hospice Logo - the charity Nottingham based Beefy's Caricatures is supporting

I’ve been drawing caricatures for 22 years this year and every year I’m contacted by multiple charities to support their cause.

All of the charities are worthwhile and make a massive difference to their beneficiaries. Without getting all Smashy and Nicey about it, I’ve supported a variety of charities including The Neo-Natal Unit at Nottingham City Hospital, Matthew’s Charity and Great Ormand Street.

This has involved drawing at events, offering raffle prizes and assisting with fundraising – I even built a website for one organisation! The problem is, I can’t support everyone I would like to. Many of the requests come in very late before an event and usually take place in the summer when I am at my busiest entertaining at weddings. For a while I have thought about choosing one single charity to support, and really put the effort in with them. Well, let me tell you, I’ve found that charity and it has changed my life.

Rainbows Hospice Building Outside

Rainbow’s Hospice for Children and Young People

I’ve never been to a hospice. I always imagined them to be a softened off version of a standard hospital – nicer curtains but still those hard beds and the smell of disinfectant. Things couldn’t have been more different when I visited Rainbows as part of my marketing role at BeeNoticed Ltd.

Rainbow’s have purchased a number of our marquees and banners and the visit was to keep in touch, strengthen our relationship and to see if there was anything else we could support and provide.

From the moment we entered the building you could feel the warm and friendly atmosphere. We were greeted with smiles from everyone we met.

Our tour was lead by Maggie Deere, Rainbows’ Nottinghamshire Community Manager, who was clearly busy with a very long to-do list, but she made us so welcome and took the time to show us all around the hospice.

The facilities at Rainbow’s are second to none and they’ve worked hard to make it feel like a home from home. There’s an art room, music room, sensory room, pool… It was amazing. It wasn’t long before it got me thinking… what would I do if one of my own boys became ill or had an accident? How would we cope? Where would we turn? What would we do? It chokes me up even now.


A few times on the tour we heard stories of how the hospice has supported families, especially the siblings of ill children, and have helped them live their final days to the full – more than once I had to ask Maggie to stop for a moment while I caught my breath and fought back my tears (I’m a bit emotional anyway so it was only to be expected!).

If the worse did happen, and I hope with all hope that it never does, Rainbow’s is where I’d want to take my family. They care. It is the most obvious aspect and is clear to see at every level. Everything – literally EVERYTHING is tailored to support the families – there’s even a section for older teenagers to hang out and be, well, teenagers. It was unbelievable, and it opened my eyes to a part of life I had just completely blocked out.

Rainbows Corridor

At the end of the tour, we sat down with a coffee and I just had to offer my services. I want to help. I want to contribute, and I want to tell everyone about the fantastic service they offer to families at the worst times of their lives.

I’ll be at some of their events this year and have also offered a cartooning workshop with the kids. There’s also a big fundraiser that I’m planning so watch out for that!

I would LOVE you to support the charity with me. I’ll be asking for donations and for you to spread the word – let’s make a difference – just imagine if a similar fate landed at your door, where would you turn?

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Lauren & Chris

Wedding Entertainment Caricatures


The Talbot Street, Rufford Mill, Nottinghamshire

A great booking tonight! When I arrived there was even Santa on a horse drawn sleigh!!! Amazing


Christmas Party Entertainment Caricatures

Wowee! I had such a brilliant night drawing caricatures for Tokio Marine HCC’s annual Christmas party – It was a belly laugh from start to finish!

Tokio Marine HCC is a leading international speciality insurance group with offices world-wide. It must be a great place to work because everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was so friendly and fun!

I drew caricatures at the Griffin Inn, Swithland, at a wedding in the summer and a guest at the wedding recommended me for the office Christmas party.


The Griffin Inn, Swithland, Leicester where I drew Christmas party entertainment caricatures

The Griffin Inn, Swithland

The pub is gorgeous and tucked away in the Leicestershire countryside, and their barn conversion houses wedding and party guests – the staff couldn’t have been friendlier and helped me rearrange the room a little to get me a great spot so everyone could join in with the caricature banter (I’ve just started using ‘banter’ – still feel a bit weird but we’ll go with it!).

A special mention should go to Sarah who was brilliant – she moaned all the way through her caricature as she had to wait for her mates to be done too, and then came back for 2 more and MOANED all the way through those too! ha ha! Honestly, I bloomin love my job!

It’s really feeling Christmassy now!!! Another wedding this evening and another Christmas party on Monday! Busy busy busy,

Enjoy the pics

Beefy x



It’s been a while since I posted a blog! Well, you can’t get a better restart than this!

Bride and Groom: Bethany and Joseph

Venue: Alfreton Hall Tea Rooms, Derbyshire

Wedding Date: Saturday 19th November 2016

Last night I had the pleasure of drawing caricatures of wedding guests and Joe and Bethany’s wedding celebrations.

Joe was a graphics student of mine about 7 year’s ago and it was fantastic to be part of his wedding celebrations! It’s amazing to see someone become a fully grown adult ha ha!

The venue was lovely and the staff at Alfreton Hall Tea Rooms were really friendly, down to earth and accommodating – especially Rachel who was also a past student of mine!

The guests were great and were joining in ribbing each ‘victim’. There’s also a naughty ‘Babe Station’ pic in there too!

If you’d like to see if I’m free for your wedding or party, get in touch! http://beefys-caricatures.com/book-beefy/


When it comes to spending money, your wedding day ranks among the most expensive. With UK weddings costing an average £18,500, and in some areas £25,000+ (ouch!) you really want to make sure your day is one to remember!

Whether you have lots to spend, or are working to a tighter budget, it’s important to remember that it isn’t how much you spend that counts, but how effective you spend the money you do have.

There are lots to consider – the dress, the venue, the flowers and the photographer for starters. Some of the costs can be minimized with a little creative thinking. Place-holders and wedding favours can be created with a little help from your friends – you could even get the bridesmaids together and throw a pre-wedding ‘make-a-table-decoration’ party.

It is important that you celebrate your marriage in style. The entertainment you choose for your reception offers you a chance to really make your mark and put even more of your personality into your day.

There are so many options available to you, from hiring a jazz band or harpist for some light background music, or you could go full throttle with a karaoke machine and party DJ! Anything goes.

When you’re considering your entertainment options, think about your guests and what they would love to experience too. Try and get as much value out of your entertainment – for instance, does your DJ have the playlist you know will get everyone up and dancing, or will “Come on Eileen” do the job? Do your guests get to take something away with them to remember your day?

Do your research. Find out as much as you can about your entertainment options. Is their website easy to navigate? Are there lots of spelling mistakes and broken links? This is their website – their calling card – if they can’t get this bit right can you really trust them with your one special day?

Have a look at any galleries they have and see if you can get an idea of how the guests are interacting – do they look like they’re having a great time – the kind of fun you would want at your wedding?

Are there any customer reviews and testimonials you can read? What are their previous customers saying about them? When was the last one written? Are the reviews on independent sites or could the entertainer simply have made them up? Most independent review sites allow you to contact reviewers to check they are genuine.

Once you are satisfied, get in touch. How fast do they respond and how do they communicate with you? Are they friendly and professional? Are they going to treat your day as special as you are, or are they blasé and stand off ish? Sometimes your gut reaction is what you have to go on.

Next is payment – what is their price? Are they offering discounts? Do they require a deposit? When will the final balance need to be paid and do they have any special requirements?

The entertainment you choose will take up a big part of your evening celebrations, and you want to ensure you get the most ‘bang for your buck’.  Obviously my own speciality is wedding caricature entertainment. Caricaturists like myself will come to your wedding celebrations armed with paper and pens and will draw funny cartoon portraits of you and your guests.

Each caricature should take only 3 -5 minutes and will be in black and white and range from A4 – A3 in size – you can even have a message pre-printed on the sheets – ‘Mr and Mrs Smith

would like to thank you for helping to make our day so special’ for instance.

Wedding caricatures will entertain not only the subject being drawn, but all the spectators too, and they get to take home a gift to remember your special day – what other entertainment offers you that?

So how do you go about finding a caricaturist to entertain your wedding guests? Keeping your search to your local area should help to save you added travel costs or accommodation for your entertainment. You should be able to enquire with them directly from their website or Facebook page, or  alternatively, you could hire your wedding caricaturist via an agent. The agency can arrange everything for you and will act as a go-between for you and your caricaturist – they can also help out if your chosen caricaturist is already booked or a problem occurs. Reputable agents

should be registered with the Entertainment Agents Association of Great Britain, or The National Entertainment Agents Council.

Hiring your caricaturist via an agent will incur more expense as the agent usually adds their fee on top of the caricaturist’s. The choice really is yours.

Whatever entertainment you decide upon, make sure it reflects both the mood you want to create AND your personalities, for a truly memorable day to remember forever.

Lastly, if you ARE considering hiring a Wedding Caricaturist to keep your guests entertained, and you’re based in the East Midlands, then please take 5 minutes to visit my site – Beefys Caricatures and hopefully I’ll be available for your date.

Anyway, that’s all for now

Good luck with all your planning!!