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On since 2020

Last update: June 2024


"Our guests loved it! Everyone commented on what a great idea it was- no one had seen it at a wedding before! It was so nice to have something different at our wedding."

  • The bespoke painted guest canvas - supported by a professional artist.
  • Run by contemporary painter Emma J Read, and supported by her small team of trusted artists.
  • Get a gorgeous meaningful statement canvas for your home that everyone you love has contributed towards.
  • Accessible and inclusive - everyone can paint!
  • Your design choice - we work together to create a design that you'll love!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Type of entertainment offered:

For children
For adults

What is included in the wedding package?

I have 3 different packages for different experiences and budgets. From an experience led package to full framing and photobook

How far in advance should I contact you?

Ideally a minimum of 4-6 months, however as long as we can can get the design agreed I'm happy to take bookings at very short notice so it can be weeks. Equally I take bookings 2 years in advance

What other services to you provide?


Are you able to travel?

Yes, commonly South UK, though happy to travel further

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, based on a bespoke quote

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


How long is the act?

Between 2 - 6 hours generally. Most common time frame is 3-4 hours though and that is enough time

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

I like to arrive at the venue 1 hour before the event ideally

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

With a team

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?

Depending on the package

What are the forms of payment?

Transfer via invoice
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Reviews for Make Your Mark Events - Your Guest Canvas

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
27 reviews
100% recommend it
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Katie Y. Sent on 11/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

One of a Kind Experience

Several wedding attendees told me it's the coolest thing they've ever seen at a wedding. To have a beautiful painting, hand painted by all of our guests is way more special than any guest book that would collect dust on your shelf. They work with your style and wedding colors to come up with a design that fits not only your wedding aesthetic, but your lifestyle aesthetic too. Would highly recommend if you're looking for that one special, unique thing that guests will be talking about for ages.
Amy-Lee F. Sent on 11/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best idea, love it!

We wanted something to entertain the guests during our drinks reception (that wasn't forced upon them) and we loved the idea of having something at the end of it. Emma was great from the start and when we discussed our design options with her she came back with more than we ever could have thought. On the day guests really enjoyed doing the painting (those who missed it even said how gutted they were) and all have said they can't wait to see it in the house and point out their contributions! The finished article is just awesome, we love it! Highly recommend if you're looking for something different to treasure after your day.
Ana O. Sent on 28/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An Amazing Idea!!

We Love our painting! It is meaningful, it is unique, it was painted by everyone that contributed to make our wedding day a great day and they had loads of fun while doing it!
The concept is so original and leaves you with a piece of memorabilia that lasts forever from one of the best days of your life!
Megan S. Sent on 01/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Emma brought pure joy!

The experience with Make Your Mark Events was fantastic! Emma was so lovely throughout the whole process and she is a creative genius. Our guests loved getting stuck into painting on the day and I enjoy my wonderful unique piece of art everyday. I honestly can’t give enough praise! Thank you Emma, from Mr & Mrs Sylvester xx
Mi Sent on 03/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A memorable part of our special day

Emma did a fantastic job putting together our ideas for the canvas, and was clear and responsive from beginning to end. On our wedding day, she set everything up smoothly and helped all guests find their "panting confidence" with ease. Everyone was very very impressed with such a unique and interactive activity; people genuinely couldn't stop talking about it!! The final result is just absolutely stunning - we love it!! And we're so happy we chose to invest in creating something we get to keep and also very meaningful to us!
Chantelle B. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wow, One of Our Best Memories from Our Day!

We first saw Emma at a wedding show and thought wow how unique is this! What a way to entertain your guests and have the most memorable painting to look at forever.
Meeting Emma for the first time you immediately felt like she had always been your friend and knew instantly knew we had made a great choice.
What can we say! Fabulous!!
Everyone loved it and thought it was such a great idea. Emma was on hand, whilst guests painted, so much fun was captured on camera by Emma and put in an amazing personalised photo album catching more memories that we would have missed. Also loved the Instagram feeds.
Even though we had seen the painting more or less finished at the end of the night, when Emma delivered it we were so pleased, with her artistic finishing touches.
It is in pride of place in our home where we walk past it dozens of times a day, trying to guess which guest painted which bit.
This was definitely one of our best moments of our wedding day
Thank you so much Emma xx
Katie C. Sent on 27/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unique, Friendly, Professional, and a perfect keepsake

I could not recommend Emma and her 'Your Guest Canvas' service enough. It was a fantastic unique addition to our wedding that all our guests could not stop raving about! Emma was so friendly and took on all our requests for the canvas. She was so responsive throughout the whole process and super friendly.

We absolutely loved having her at our wedding, seeing our guests enjoying themselves painting, and now we have a very personal piece of our big day hanging on our wall.

I will definitely be booking Emma for an anniversary party in a few years, so we can get another beautiful piece of art, created by our loved ones.
Rosie D. Sent on 05/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating


After years of being in the wedding industry finding something new and interactive for your wedding guests is hard!
Once I found Emma it was all so easy! The experience and the finished product was just incredible and so personal! The best decision I made in regards to wedding suppliers - can not recommend enough!!
Catherine M. Sent on 11/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Book this for your wedding!

I would 100% recommend this service to anyone getting married- it so was popular, we had so many amazing compliments about the idea and the finished painting looks AMAZING!!!
Emily S. Sent on 24/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Made our day!

Emma was fantastic. She was so friendly and our guests all loved the canvas painting! Would definitely recommend to make your special event unique and personal.
Amy W. Sent on 10/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unique Entertainment and Perfect Keepsake

I first saw Make Your Mark Events on the Hitched website while looking for interesting wedding entertainment. I really loved the idea of having such a unique activity at our wedding!

The canvas was such a talking point with our guests. It encouraged interaction and kept people entertained, and we received so many compliments on it. Even people who were hesitant at first turned into Bob Ross once the paintbrush was in their hand!

Better yet, we now have a completely personalised canvas which has been painted by all the important people in our lives to keep as a reminder of our day. How perfect is that?!

Since our wedding day we’ve had so many of our guests ask how the completed canvas looks, and I think everyone feels proud to have been a part of it.

The woman behind it all, Emma, is absolutely lovely and communication with her has been so easy from start to finish. She was happy to discuss our design ideas at length, and we were able to pour so much personality into it.

In terms of cost we opted for one of the more comprehensive packages, which even included lovely ‘thank you’ cards using the finished canvas image. There are various price points and options and Emma is flexible in creating bespoke packages.

100% recommend this for weddings or any other group events! Thank you 🎨🖌️
Maisie B. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic addition to our wedding day!

Not only have we ended up with a stunning piece of artwork for our wall, we had such a unique activity to do at our reception. We had amazing feedback from our guests and Emma was so lovely. The process was incredibly easy, Emma was always quick to respond and picking up the finished canvas was so simple.
We would recommend Emma to anyone, it is such a lovely addition to any event!
Grace A. Sent on 01/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unique wedding experience!

Emma was amazing to work with from the very beginning. She took the time to really listen to what we liked and designed a beautiful piece of art that represented both our story and the theme of our wedding. Our guests were pleasantly surprised and all loved taking part in the painting. We've just collected our canvas and we love it! ♥️ Highly recommend this unique addition on your special day.
Katie W. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A truly magical part of our day

Emma provided the most beautiful and professional experience for us and our guests on our wedding day. So many people remarked how they loved being part of the creative process and Emma designed a painting so specific and personal to us we will treasure it forever!
Katy J. Sent on 09/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible painting design and experience for our guests!

Emma designed an amazing painting for our Wedding in June 2023 (based on some photos we provided and video calls with her about things we love to do) and was extremely professional, fun and so cooperative with our venue and other suppliers. We knew some of our guests would really like the idea and get stuck in, but we were surprised to find that absolutely all of our guests (over 100) were loving it, and were messaging us afterwards to find out how the final piece looked. The way Emma not only designs the template, but guides people with the painting, makes for an incredible end result. It's a really treasured item from our Wedding and we'd recommend Make Your Mark Events to anyone.

Thanks again Emma!
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