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Helen Ridley Illustration is a wedding entertainment service based out of Reading, Berkshire. In just a few minutes, illustrator Helen can create unique portraits of couples and their guests in pen, ink, and watercolour. This artist is happy to travel to weddings across various counties and areas in England, including Berkshire, Oxfordshire, London, Hampshire, Wiltshire, West Sussex and beyond.

Services Offered

Helen Ridley Illustration is happy to attend weddings for 2 + hours and can create up to 6 portraits per hour. She suggests using her services as a way to entertain guests after the ceremony, or after the speeches and wedding breakfast. The portraits she creates are ideal to use as personalised keepsakes of the milestone day. Helen is happy to draw individual guests, as well as couples or groups.

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Frequently asked questions

Type of entertainment offered:

Other (Live Illustration)

What is included in the wedding package?

Have your portrait hand painted in 10-15 minutes using watercolour, pencils and ink, and keep it as a memento of your day. 2 hour sessions

How far in advance should I contact you?

2- 4 weeks, depending on availability

What other services to you provide?

Other (Custom Portraits created after the event)

Are you able to travel?

Yes, berkshire, Oxfordshire, London, Hampshire, Wiltshire, West Sussex

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, travel is included up to 1 hr from Reading, Berkshire. After this it's 50p per mile

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

Yes, a small table and 1 chair

How long is the act?

2 + hours, depending on the package. Ideal for entertaining your guests post ceremony, or after the wedding breakfast and speeches

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

30 minutes

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

This would be dependent on the client and the length of time required

What are the forms of payment?

Bookings are taken via my website. Deposits are required to secure your booking. Payments by card only
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6 Albany Road RG30 2UN Reading (Berkshire)

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