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Live silhouette cutting using only scissors to create magical paper portraits in a minute of you and your guests.

Silhouette cutting makes a great entertaining favor at weddings and keeps the guests entertained during the wedding photographs! This is an extremely rare art form that many guests will not have seen before as there are only 6 artists in the UK!

Each silhouette is cut freehand using nothing but scissors in only a minute. You may have seen this on BBC2 Ultimate Wedding Planner where Silhouette Sarah was shown cutting silhouettes. Maybe you might have recognised Lady Whistldown鈥檚 silhouette in Bridgerton, Jane Austin's silhouette, or even the King on the stamp or coins?! It has a rich history dating back to the Regency period up to the modern day. Silhouettes are a great stylish flattering art form that guests of all ages like and that will leave guests with a great talking gift to remember your special day.

Sarah usually works for three hours as standard and can cut 70 silhouettes at this time. The Happy Couple will also receive duplicate copies of each of your guests for your own records.

Each silhouette is present in an attractive recycled card making it a sustainable keepsake. The mount cards can be designed to suit your wedding font and imagery. A silhouette emblem can also be made in advance of your special day from a photograph and can be used on all stationary. Some have even used them as cake toppers, on M7M sweets, jigsaws, or to create a large signing piece of art.

Silhouettes are great at weddings as entertaining unique and stylish mementos for you and your guests to remember your special day as no one can part with their portrait shadow! If you have any other questions please let me know. Here is a link to see Silhouette Sarah in action and get some great ideas for your special day. https://youtu.be/LudvP1XP3No

The benefits to having a silhouette artist are:

- They are rare, so not many guests would have seen them before.

- It is a sustainable material and a great keepsake that people cherish for a lifetime.

- They are individually personalised to the guest and have a flattering resemblance.

- It is a fast-paced art form so more guests will receive one and they gate to take it away with them immediately and cherish their hand-cut miniature profile for life.

I have been performing silhouette for over 20 years at all types of events including:
-International events in; Lebanon, India and Seychelles
- Royal engagements for Prince Charles at St James Palace, and Princess Beatrice's 18th at Windsor Castle
- Charity events for Battersea dog's Home, Macmillan and the Goldie Hawn foundation at Annabel's to name a few
- Birthdays such as Dawn French on Fowey, Cornwall
- Corporate Events and award ceremonies and trade stands; for Deliotte, KPMG, Merlin, Google to name a few.
- Weddings, Anniversaries and engagements.
- Special commissions from a photograph

Pricing & Packages:
The prices are based on silhouette cutting for up to 2-3 hours. They include travel and standard materials. Therefore the price can vary depending on the location. There is no vat to pay so there are no hidden costs. The happy couple will also receive inclusive duplicates of the guest鈥檚 silhouettes to keep as their very memento.

Silver - Special Mount Card Package +拢120.00 VAT exempt
This includes a silhouette emblem to be cut from a photograph before the wedding. This will appear on the front of the mount card with your choice of wording. Any designs of stationary should be sent so there is continuity of style. Silhouette Sarah will allow you to use this emblem on other stationery.

Gold - Mount card package + full length + 拢160.00 vat exempt
This includes the silver package and a full-length silhouette to be created after the wedding from the photograph.

Additional Artist 拢Varies Vat exempt
For larger functions, you can book 2 artists to cover more guests. This is the same price as one artist.

Additional hours + 拢100.00 Vat exempt
Additional Hours are priced at an additional 拢100.00 per hour.

Booking
A booking is not confirmed until you have filled in an electronic booking form which will be emailed to you once you have agreed on the booking. You will also receive an invoice for a deposit fee which is half of the total booking. The remainder will be paid just before the date of your

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Frequently asked questions

Type of entertainment offered:

For children
For adults

What is included in the wedding package?

Silhouette cutting live, standard mount cards and materials to create the silhouettes, duplicate copies for the wedding couple to keep, travel and vat exempt

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you can! Nothing is booked until you have signed and returned a booking form and paid a deposit. All bookings are made on a first come first served basis

What other services to you provide?

Other (Silhouette cutting for all guests regardless of age)

Are you able to travel?

Yes, uK and Internationally

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, i factor this into the cost when you let me know the location

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

Yes, i need good light and somewhere to put my belongings

How long is the act?

3-4 hours I usually allow for additional time at weddings as I know that they don't always run to time and sometimes I might need to stay longer to make sure I can get most people done

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

I arrive 30 minutes prior to working and will deal directly with the staff on the day so that I can find a place to put my bag down and work out where I need to be

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?

Additional hours are priced at 拢100.00 per hour. My event rates are for either day or evening and any time spent in between would be charged for waiting around

What are the forms of payment?

I asked for a deposit fee upon booking of half the amount. The remaining amount is before the date
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Tracey C. Sent on 10/10/2023
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Amazing talent

Sarah was amazing at our wedding, she bought the wow factor.
Our guests couldn't believe what she could do and how quickly she could do it. Her silhouettes were so accurate.
She is an amazing talent and would recommend her for any occasion, she brings something very different to the occasion.
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