How long do you draw for?
Drawing sessions are 2.5 hours, I am usually asked to draw during the drinks reception or after the meal.
Can you draw for longer?
Yes I can, additional time is charged per hour.
I can attend both the drinks reception & after the meal. Contact me for a full quote
Do guests have to keep very still?
No they don’t, I would however ask that they face me. Guests usually chat away or enjoy some champagne & canapés while I draw them.
Watching someone acting natural is easier for me to draw as I get a sense of their character.
Can my guests bring their illustration with them straight away?
Yes they can. I use pigment ink markers that dry instantly, so guests can take their illustration with them straight away.
I place each illustration in a protective sleeve, to keep them safe but I can also keep the illustrations to give to the wedding planner at the end of the session.
Where do you set up?
Bridal couples & venues have the best ideas when it comes to location.
I can set up in a location that works best for each wedding. I sit at a desk height table & have two seats for guests to sit & sip their champagne, while I draw them. If I am drawing at the evening reception, I need to be located close to a plug socket for my small desk lamp.
During the summer, many couples ask me to draw in the gardens.
Do you mind if people watch you draw?
No I don’t. I am well used to people watching me draw & am happy to answer any questions they many have.
Will you draw the bridal couple?
Yes of course, this is always the highlight of the day!
I would generally draw the bridal couple, after the meal call, while the guests are being seated. If we have ran out of time, I am happy to take a photo & draw the bridal couple from this. Sending it on to the bridal couple at a later date.
Can you draw guests from photographs?
No, I draw guests who are seated in front of me.
We have a bespoke wedding motif, can we include this design on the paper?
Yes, I love a bespoke wedding motif!
Before the wedding date, I will work with the bridal couple to design their branded paper that I will use on the wedding day. If you have a motif that you are using throughout your “wedding branding” I am happy to include this in the paper design.
What are your rates?
For a full quote including travel cost, please email me your wedding date & venue details.
Do you have a travel fee?
For venues outside the Meath / Kildare area there is a travel fee .48c/km
If you pass on your venue details, I am happy to send on a quote for travel.
How does the booking process work?
- Contact me with your date, venue detail and any other requirements, and I reply with a quote.
- If you’re happy with the quote, I send over a contract with terms & conditions.
- You sign the contract (digitally) and send me a €150 deposit by Paypal or bank transfer, which secures the booking.
- I will contact you three months before the wedding date, half of the remaining balance is due then.
- I will then contact you nearer the wedding date to check in with you, and get more details. Arranging the design for the paper that I will use on the wedding day
- The remaining balance is due the week of the wedding.
- I arrive 30mins before my booking begins, to get set up.
How long in advance do you take bookings?
I open bookings one year in advance & take on a limited number of weddings each year.
Currently I am only taking bookings for 2021 & 2022. I have a waiting list, if you wish to join that will notify you when bookings for 2023 will open. Join here
Is this your real job?
Yes, I am a professional illustrator. Here is other work I create.
The number one question I get asked by every Irish dad that sits down to be drawn at every wedding.