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Wedding caricaturist to the stars!

Hello Magazine Hello Magazine covered Des O’Connor’s wedding at Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey!) in September 2007. Luisa Calvo was delighted to be chosen by Des O'Conner to draw caricatures of his guests at the wedding reception. Luisa drew a special romantic bride & groom caricature of Des and his bride Jodie and mingled with their celebrity guests sketching as they chatted (including Cilla Black, Joe Pasquale, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh and many more).

‘Guests were sketched by caricaturist Luisa Calvo....setting the seal on a perfect day!’ - HELLO MAGAZINE.

Newsflash! Luisa was also recently chosen by Michelle Keegan ​& Mark Wright to draw caricatures of their guests at their lavish & fabulous wedding reception in May 2015 at the beautiful Hengrave Hall!


Caricature entertainment for wedding receptions

Give your guests a treat with fast, fabulous stylishly witty caricatures of your guests at your wedding reception!

Luisa draws people together with her fun cartoons of your guests at the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Luisa's ever present smile and wicked sense of humour make her a top choice for wedding reception entertainment - book early to avoid disappointment!

Luisa also produces bride and groom caricatures from photos for invitations, save the date cards, place names, thank you cards and an A1 sized signing board for the guests to sign at the wedding reception! 



Luisa starts at the beginning of the drinks reception and then 'table-hops' at the wedding breakfast - usually a

3 hour booking. Each caricature takes only 5 minutes - approx 12-15 caricatures per hour. A double takes 10

minutes. Everyone is drawn on the top table and Luisa then continues around the tables in whatever time is left.

All caricatures are presented to the guests in high quality 'spill proof' protective plastic sleeves!

At no extra cost Luisa provides personalised printed caricature paper eg:

                           Thank you for sharing our special day!

                                            Eloise & Simon's Wedding

                                                     Great Fosters

                                                   July 14th 2015


                                  A fab memento of the day for your guests!


Wedding reception caricature entertainment

                          LIVE WEDDING CARICATURES                                    


Luisa also produces bride and groom caricatures from photos for invitations, save the date cards, place names, thank you cards and an A1 sized signing board for the guests to sign at the wedding reception (see below).


Live 5 minute caricature of bridesmaid.  Bride & groom colour caricature from photos.  Signing board for guests.     







To see a short video of Luisa drawing a live bride & groom caricature at a wedding reception CLICK HERE

Colour bride & groom caricatures from photos for invitations
Wedding invitation caricatures by Luisa Calvo



Hi Luisa, We just wanted to drop you a note and thank you so very much for everything you did for us at our wedding. Your caricatures were absolutely top class and really put the audience in a good mood. People are still talking about your drawings :)
Best of luck with everything!
Meera & Shaun x



Using experience gathered over years of specialising in caricature entertainment for wedding receptions Luisa has devised her own unique adaptable working schedule that fits in smoothly with the photos at the drinks reception, wedding breakfast, speeches etc. The caricature entertainment is a huge hit at every wedding and the bride & groom are always delighted at the positive feedback from their guests.

This is your special day and Luisa is at your disposal to delight, charm and entertain your guests during the wedding reception. From the tiniest baby to the cheekiest Best Man!




There are two different times that work extremely well - either during the drinks reception and then on to the wedding breakfast, or during the evening reception.


Luisa can start at the beginning of the drinks reception entertaining your guests whilst the photos are being taken and then 'table-hop' at the wedding breakfast - usually a 3 hour booking. A three hour booking is ideal (and preferable to 2 hours), as it's worth noting that a lot of the guests will be very keen to be drawn! Each caricature takes no more than 5 minutes.

Every person on the top table will be drawn. Luisa draws a double of the bride & groom and singles (or doubles if requested) of the remaining top table guests. Once the top table is done Luisa draws a few at each table around the room, so that every table is entertained by the caricatures, as long as timings allow. As many caricatures as possible are drawn during the 3 hours (usually approx 40), drawn as singles or doubles (not groups).

Of course, there will be those that do not want to be drawn - just as, with the band, not everyone will want to go up on the dance floor, but your guests will enjoy being part of a fun atmosphere and enjoy watching and seeing their family and friend’s caricatures as they are shown around. Luisa highly recommends handing the caricatures out as they are drawn rather than holding them back (to put in a book for example) as it's an important 'entertainment factor', creating a fun atmosphere and a great talking point for your guests.

If the speeches are during the 3 hours Luisa will be happy to have a half hour break and add another half hour on to the timings, so that she is still working for a total of 3 hours - but she does need to know in advance due to travel arrangements. Please remember to take this into account when deciding the final timings. For example:Performance times:  3pm - 6.30pm (with a half hour break for speeches).


The caricatures also create excellent entertainment at the evening reception - it's great to create a 'caricature corner' where the guests can sit and watch the caricatures being drawn and join in the banter and fun atmosphere. As each caricature only takes 5 minutes you get a lively changing crowd throughout the evening. This also provides the caricaturist with the ideal working conditions - good angle/light/sociable atmosphere etc - which can all add up to produce an even higher quality of work and faster turnover of caricatures.

The caricature work is extremely flexible and Luisa can mix and mingle with the guests, either seated or standing and adapt to any situation that presents itself. Whatever happens you can relax in the knowledge that Luisa will be busily sketching away whatever the situation - it's often very difficult to leave as it's so popular with the guests!


                              Prince William & Kate caricature - by LUISA CALVO    




A few lovely thank you e-mails!


Hi Luisa

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou you were fantastic!! Everybody has been raving about you -  the pictures were absolutely perfect and so fabulously drawn. I will be recommending you to everybody I know. 
Thankyou again you really made our day extra special.
Love Nikki and Dave 


Dear Luisa
Thank you very much for drawing caricatures at our wedding last Saturday. They are absolutely superb and all our guests loved them - they are wonderful mementos of our very special day! I'm sure everyone tells you what an amazing talent you have, but I can't help but echo that - your work is fantastic.
I have scanned some of them in case you want them for a record and I will also send you an email with the photos in as well.
I hope your journey to Cambridge and up north the following day went well.
Once again, Luisa, thank you for helping to make our day so perfect!
Kind regards



Dear Luisa,

This is just a quick e-mail to tell you how much everyone at Caroline and Rob's wedding enjoyed your work.

I looked at the video we downloaded from the camcorder this weekend and it was obvious that people were very interested in the way you did the caricatures so quickly yet still managed to capture the most interesting features of people's faces. Everyone treasured their caricatures and no doubt they will proudly show them to their family and friends and will talk for months (and hopefully years) about the amazing way that you produced them.

Once again thanks very much for coming out to our wedding. Your smiling face and skill added greatly to everyone's enjoyment.

Best regards,





Hi Luisa
Just wanted to thank you for Saturday, everyone said you were brilliant and were really pleased with your drawings especially young Sian who is still carrying hers round today to show everyone, and Ashlie from Australia thought you were great!  
We all had such a fantastic day - thanks again for entertaining our guests and we will definitely recommend you in future.
Kind regards
Julie and Mike Theeda


Luisa's artwork is best appreciated in the moment when it is being drawn. However, the images in these galleries should give you a clear indication of her marvellous talent for on the spot caricature.

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