Live wedding illustration – prices & booking

WANT TO DISCUSS BOOKING ME FOR YOUR WEDDING?
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Please get in touch using the form below, and enquire about your date. My live wedding illustration prices and package options are just under the form.

I am London based, with a car, and my fee includes weddings inside the M25. Please ask for a quote for travel throughout the UK. I usually charge a standard fee of 45p per mile, and may require an accommodation supplement for venues more than 2-3 hours from London, depending on timings.
I am happy to travel to destination weddings abroad, as long as flights and accommodation expenses are covered.

Covid 19 note: If you are concerned about booking due to further government restrictions on weddings, rest assured that my cancellation policy is very flexible. A wedding during the pandemic may not be the wedding you wanted, and I want everyone to be safe. So I’m always happy to reschedule, or return your booking fee if I’m not available on your new date.

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Reach me on 0777 909 8649.

EMAIL ME DIRECTLY

My email address is idreweu [at] gmail.com

WANT TO MEET ME OR SEE SOME ART IN PERSON?
PRE-EVENT CONSULTATION

I’m always keen for a chat about what kind of artwork you’re looking for at your wedding. Perhaps you have ideas  or questions about you might want me to focus on, and what size and style of artwork you envision? Contact me below to schedule a no obligation Zoom consultation.

BEFORE YOU CONTACT ME…

Scroll down to below the contact form to see my live wedding illustration prices and package options.

Please also see my Frequently Asked Questions for more information about hiring me, how I work, and the many exciting custom extras available.


    Live wedding illustration packages

    All day mixed package: from £1300
    • A live painting of your wedding ceremony

      This can be planned to fit a particular mount or frame, and framed on the day.

    • Up to two live illustrations of the day

      One other ‘main’ live illustration of the day (such as the speeches)  or up to two quick ones for you to keep, featuring your florals, the cake, or whatever you ask for, in any style or size up to A3… these will mostly be done during the wedding breakfast while guests are occupied.

    • Guest portraits

      I’ll paint your guests while they are mingling – good times for this are in the post-ceremony lull while you are taking formal photos, and in the second longer lull after the wedding breakfast and speeches.
      (I paint an average of 6-7 single people, 4 couples or 3 families per hour at the level of detail and quality shown.)

    This package includes 9 hours painting time, starting from an hour before the ceremony.

    All day portrait package: from £1250
    • 7 to 8 hours guest portraits

      I paint guests live during both lulls – the first lull after the ceremony while they mingle and you take formal photos, and also in the second lull after the speeches, before the first dance.

      If the wedding breakfast is a more informal buffet, I continue to live draw guests who aren’t eating. I use any seated wedding breakfast and speeches time to draw more guests from photos I take beforehand. This way, I am able to maximise my time on site, and paint as many of your guests as possible.

      (I paint an average of 6-7 single people, 4 couples or 3 families per hour at the level of detail and quality shown.)

    All day live package: from £1200
    • 9 hours live illustrations of the day

      This live wedding illustration package could include the bridal preparation, the ceremony, flowers, cake cutting, speeches, the newly married couple in front of the venue, the first dance – whatever you ask for! You take all the artwork home on the day.

      Posed guest portraits are not included in this package – only the couple will be painted.
      I am happy to discuss planning the size and number of paintings to fit a particular set of frames, and framing them on the day.

    Short mixed package: from £850
    • A live painting of your wedding ceremony

      This can be planned to fit a particular mount or frame, and framed on the day. It will be completed during the wedding breakfast.

    • Up to 2 hours guest portraits

      Guests pose for me to paint them in the first lull after the ceremony, until the wedding breakfast starts.

      (I paint an average of 6-7 single people, 4 couples or 3 families per hour at the level of detail and quality shown.)

    Guest portraits: from £600*
    • 2 hours: £600 |  3 hours: £750

      I’ll paint A4 sized full length guest portraits during any guest mingling time.
      I either use a first come, first served list, or you can give your closest friends and family priority tokens.

      (I paint an average of 6-7 single people, 4 couples or 3 families per hour at the level of detail and quality shown.)
      * May not be available on peak dates

    Extra time: £120 / hour*
    • Top up a package with extra hours

      Many couples want me to stay painting guests until the party is over, to produce as many guest portraits as possible. Extra hours are available at £120 / hour if booked beforehand.
      Some couples even ask me to come earlier, to capture the bride having her hair and makeup done!

      *If the extra time is arranged on the day, not booked beforehand, it will be charged at £150/hour, and must be paid within a week.