I don't remember where exactly the idea came from, but hiring a caricature artist was one of the things I settled on pretty early into planning. I did a Google search to find artists in the area, and hired a local artist through The Nose. I didn't really advertise to the guests that we would have a caricature artist, so it was one of the pleasant surprises of the evening. Our artist, the talented Angie Jordan, was set up during cocktail hour down in the basement of the farm (where cocktail hour happened), and moved upstairs to a nook up above the bar and DJ area at the reception. She was wonderful and captured people's quirks and personalities, and I loved seeing all the guests' caricatures through the night. They definitely provided many laughs, and I love that it was something the guests could bring home with them to remember the day (including ours!). Here are a few that folks posted on facebook!
Nick and Teresa
Abigail (she likes to talk hahaha) and Christy
Alyssa and Chris, Anne and Sean
Nathalie and Claire
Dad and my sister Erica (bottle in hand, sassy snap)
my brother John and cousin Edin
Aunt Jenny and Mom
Matt with Ashley, Titus (and Lahiru)
cousins Sheridyn and Vienna
Aren't they awesome? I guess it helps if you know the people, but oh well!