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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: July 2024

Based in Essex, England, Kirstybowks Bespokes Live Drawing is an illustrator providing real-time entertainment at weddings and other special events. Owner Kirsty strives to create unique keepsakes that will forever capture the magic of each couple's special day.
Services Offered
This talented artist sketches live during the wedding celebrations, documenting the big emotions as well as the day's quiet, intimate moments. These beautiful illustrations add something unique and lovely to the record of each client's milestone day. Kirstybowks Bespokes has three illustration packages that feature between 2 and a half hours and 8 hours of coverage. Kirsty usually draws during the drinks reception, capturing some of the fun and spark of the day in her trademark playful style. Once the celebrations have come to a close, newlyweds can send Kirsty a copy of their favourite wedding photo. The artist will transform the snapshot into a beautiful illustration of their love.


To see more information of my live drawing please visit insta @kirstybowks_bespokes

Frequently asked questions

Type of entertainment offered:

For adults
Other

What is included in the wedding package?

- Live drawing for 2.5hrs/4hrs/8hrs intimate package/wedding bell package/ultimate package) - A5 illustrations of your guests created during the live drawing session

How far in advance should I contact you?

I get booked up well in advance so the earlier you book the better chance of availability (especially weekend weddings). Secure your booking today for a small deposit of £50

What other services to you provide?

Other (Additional hours added to base package priced at £100 per hour. Will travel further than Essex but travel surcharges apply and will be quoted at time of booking)

Are you able to travel?

Yes, i cover all of Essex without a travel charge. Other areas are subject to a travel surcharge

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, the charge depends on the distance and will be included in your personal quotation at time of booking

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

No

How long is the act?

Intimate Package is 2.5hrs of live drawing. Wedding Bell Package is 4hrs of live drawing. Additional hours can be added at £100 per extra hour

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

Set up consists of introductions to your guests to take photos so that I can create the illustrations while your guests continue enjoying the event (they don't have to sit and pose)

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

Alone

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

£100 per additional hours. Base package required to be booked as minimum and additional rate applicable to any additional hours requested

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer
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Reviews for Kirstybowks Bespokes Live Drawings

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Mia
Mia C. Sent on 19/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Just do it!

The guests at our wedding LOVED Kirsty's illustrations, it such a good little favour! Everyone was walking arund with them all day showing each other and I'm so glad they get a little keepsake of the day. If you're thinking about doing it, just do it. Honestly, best thing we did!
Connie
Connie C. Sent on 06/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best addition to our wedding!! 🥰

Kirsty was so attentive and easy to talk too, it was like making a new friend for a day!! Guests loved watching her draw throughout the day and were so impressed with the results as favours to take home. 100% would recommend, we loved having you Kirsty and can’t wait for our own detailed portrait soon!!! 🌟🤍💍
Newby
Newby P. Sent on 04/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Such an amazing extra to our wedding day!

Kirsty was amazing from start to finish! On the day the drawings were absolutely amazing and everyone loved them. It was a really lovely extra touch to the wedding day and it meant our guests had something lovely to keep too. I would highly recommend! X
Sophie
Sophie T. Sent on 05/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Guest favourite

First of all, Kirsty is just so lovely and sweet. A really good energy to have at your wedding.

Our guests absolutely loved having these as wedding favours. Such a nice touch to the wedding. Everyone said how much they loved it!

We would 100% recommend and are so grateful to you Kirsty for coming to our special day!

Thank you so much xxxxx
Emily
Emily D. Sent on 11/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible sketches loved by our guests and Kirsty is amazing!

We cannot recommend or thank Kirsty enough for her kindness and talent at our recent wedding. Our guests (and us!) were blown away by her sketches and they made such amazing wedding favours as they add such a lovely personalised touch. (so they're favours guests actually want!!) Kirsty is so friendly and kind, interacted well with us in the lead up to the wedding, meeting to discuss what we'd like her to do and also interacted amazingly with our guests on the day - letting them know what she was doing etc. She is incredibly talented and we cannot recommend her enough, thank you so much Kirsty for making our day so special.
Jessica
Jessica L. Sent on 29/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

So glad we booked kirsty!

Kirsty was amazing from start to finish. She was so friendly and helpful. She took photo and mingled with guests before out ceremony and then began drawing so when we came out of the ceremony and when into drinks reception she had already completed some and was drawing away! She managed to get so many done and everyone absolutely LOVED them! The perfect combo of entertainment and wedding favour for guests.
I have also commissioned Kirsty for some additional drawings of me and my bridal party which she was happy to do for me.
She is such a gem and if you are thinking of booking go for it... you won't regret it!
Thank you Kirsty! xxx
Georgia
Georgia B. Sent on 21/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just amazing!

We hired Kirsty for our wedding in Essex in October and we were so excited as we loved her illustration style! She was so professional and responsive right from the beginning. On the day she was the talk of the wedding! Everyone loved their illustrations and also commented on how lovely and friendly Kirsty is :)
We’d definitely recommend Kirsty!
Bethany
Bethany C. Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

Kirsty was at our wedding in July and was absolutely fantastic. She is so lovely, friendly and super easy to work with. Our guests absolutely loved their illustrations and we cannot wait for our detailed one to come through. She travelled all the way down to Wolverhampton from Essex to work with us. Absolutely could not recommend her enough ❤️
Bethany
Bethany C. Sent on 02/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing experience!

The experience was perfect. Kirsty was professional, easy to get hold of, and amazing at her craft. Our guests loved the drawings and I couldn't recommend her highly enough!
Abi
Abi K. Sent on 09/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A huge hit!

We done the wedding bell package and then opted to add 2 more hours on. Kirsty was Fantastic! It was such a cool thing to have going on so many people commented on it. We had some guests who dont normally have photos taken so this was great for them too. What ive also found amazing is that for something 'simple' Kirsty managed to capture personalities and the people. We could tell who everyone was. Excellent value for money and highly recommend by us. We also had a drawing of our venue done before the wedding. Kirsty made everything seem effortless (which is a real testiment to her talent as they really arnt). She is also a wonderful and kind person who was lovely to have at our wedding.
Thanks so much
Hayley
Hayley A. Sent on 03/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful illustrations that our guests loved!

Kirsty is amazing! We hired her to draw live illustrations of our guests at our drinks reception and everyone loved it. Something they had never seen before at a wedding and it gave them a memento to take home and keep forever. We had such lovely feedback from our guests about Kirsty and I'm so glad we hired her for our wedding. The drawings are all amazing and I love the style and likeness to our guests. If you're looking for something a little different for your wedding then Kirsty is your lady! Thank you Kirsty!
Stacey
Stacey T. Sent on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Super friendly and efficient

Kirsty was organised, efficient and kept us well informed for the day. Her art work was admired by our guests and all who had their portraits drawn were very happy.
Maddie
Maddie W. Sent on 20/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect For Every Special Occasion

If you are looking for that extra "something" to help your special event become even more memorable, then Kirstybowks Bespoke Live Drawing is definitely worth considering.
Kirsty came to a recent 80th birthday party, which took place in our garden on a gloriously warm July evening. She provided some absolutely beautiful little illustrations of our guests and sat in the garden, enabling people to come and watch her as she completed each drawing. Everyone was delighted at the opportunity of receiving a small momento of the occasion and all commented on how unusual it was to have this kind of activity provided, rather than a photographer.
Kirsty was professional, considerate and helpful and took time to discuss exactly what we wanted from our event. Highly recommended!
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Becca G. Sent on 04/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best choice we made

Kirsty was the best decision we made as part of our day, everyone absolutely loved the idea of having her sketch them, and she was fantastic to work with every step of the way. Huge thanks from both of us! Becca & Rich xx
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Ellie-Mae B. Sent on 11/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely lovely

Kirsty is just amazing at what she does, every single guest loved her and her drawings!! She honestly deserves the recognition for her amazing work and lovely personality. Will definitely be using Kirsty again
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