Custom portrait by Nan Lawson
I love anything custom when it comes to weddings, the little personal details that absolutely nobody else can have because it’s you. So I love the idea of a sweet custom drawing of you and your beloved. Whether it’s used on a table at the reception, a thank you card or even your invitations, sweet details like this can be an easy way to add the most personal of touches to your paper goods.
Illustrator Nan Lawson has such a quirky sense of style. I love her quirky and self confessed nerdy style. Nan is based of out LA and now illustrates as her full time job. Because of the demand for her work, Nan only takes custom work at certain times so it’s best to sign up to her newsletter to be alerted to her custom availability!
Neikoart has a whimsical, folksy feel to her creations. Neiko is another artist with high demand, so it’s worth signing up for notifications to when is able to take on new work!
We have featured the awesome work of Australian illustrator Kathryn Green before, but I couldn’t leave her out of this roundup! Kathryn works with couples to create entire stationery suites which can feature custom illustrations of you and your beloved. Kathryn works with each couple to create a mood and style that suits the couple and her work has an elegance, without taking itself too seriously.
Jolly Edition is an English based business owned by married couple Laura and Tom who create hand drawn portraits and paints them with watercolours. Each piece is entirely bespoke- created to your own brief, sketched and then painted. Jolly Edition can even create full stationery suites pulling the watercolour details through each element.
LovebirdsGoods creates slightly more modern custom drawings with a cleaner edge, Texan, Molly Clark creates the drawings digitally and each couple is customised to suit your own features. Your artwork is delivered in digital format ready for you to print and frame, use on your wedding stationery or email!
That Noise Gallery works with couples to create fun, hand drawn head shots to work into your wedding invitations. Gabriella works to create that feeling of childlike wonderment that comes with hand drawn illustrations. Each drawing and invitation can be changed to a huge range of colour choices, giving the truly custom look.
I was such a lover of paper dolls when I was growing up and artist Annie Sklaver creates custom paper cutouts for your wedding. You, in paper doll format. With your puppy dog, your glasses, your five o’clock shadow and that lace on your gown. I love the 3D nature of Annie’s pieces which are all handmade in Brooklyn.
Have you commissioned a custom portrait? Which ones do you love?