Why Illustrations Are Great for Your Wedding…

If you’ve followed LoveweddingsNG for a while, you’d know we love art, particularly illustrations, we’ve always gone on and on about how you can use illustrations for your wedding and that’s what this post is about. There are so many things you can do with illustrations. Here are a few ideas;

1) Invitation Cards


Wedding Invites | Illustration by Lean Kid

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Wedding invitation for a couple with 3 cute little pets by Cheeky Toons |  Instagram

You can get an illustrator to do a sketch of you and your partner and use this on the cover of your invitation cards. This is also a great way to personalise your wedding invitation as seen in the example above from Cheeky Toons.

2) Save The Dates

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Wedding Invites for a Dubai-based bride. Illustrations by Megan Hess | Instagram. Stationery by Wedding Paper Chic | Instagram

Wedding Invites for a Dubai-based bride. Illustrations by Megan Hess. Stationery by Wedding Paper Chic

3) Wedding Decor 


Picture Credit: Your Day Our Time | Instagram

We saw this at an event planned and organised by our vendor – Your Day Our Time in Dubai. Illustrations were used to identify guests’ seats i.e. there were illustrations of each guest on the tables. Typically, seating arrangements are done using table numbers and a list or table name tags. Whilst this is a great idea, we think this would only work for small intimate weddings where the couple know every single person attending. We’re not sure it’d be ideal for a large wedding especially where guests don’t RSVP.

4) Entertainment

LoveweddingsNG Illustrations - Cheeky Toons Live Illustration

These live illustrations were done by Cheeky Toons | Instagram at the Etsy Wedding Fair

This one’s quite tricky but we thought we’d give it a go anyways!

So here’s the idea, you know how couples get photo booths to entertain their guests before they get seated for the reception, we also think it’d be a great idea to offer your guests the opportunity to get live illustrations done at your wedding. Just like the picture above, your guests can also take these away as souvenirs from your wedding, which they can possibly frame and use to decorate their homes.

Nigerian Bridal Sketch - Ebuka, Toolz, Demuren Jessica LoveweddingsNG

A Sketch of wedding guests – Ebuka Uchendu, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru & Demuren by Jessica ‘Mz_Chizorba’ | Instagram

Of course, this would only work if you can get an illustrator who can sketch really fast else you’d end up with long queues, which defeats the purpose.

5) Thank You Cards

After the wedding, we think the sketch below would look great on the cover of a thank you card to your bridesmaids, for example. Again, it gives you the opportunity to capture each bridesmaids’ personality as seen in the example above from Peniel Eneche.

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Illustration of a bride and her bridesmaids by Peniel Enchill | Instagram

6) Gifts

LoveweddingsNG Illustrations - Data LoveweddingsNG Traditional Wedding Morenike and Dayo15

Are you a bride wondering what to get for your groom on his birthday or just as a wedding gift? or vice versa. Illustrations are perfect gifts and tick all the boxes – unique, creative, personalized… Above is a picture from Morenike & Dayo’s traditional wedding and an illustration by Data Oruwari, which was a gift from the groom to the bride on her birthday.

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Morenike & Dayo received the commissioned piece above as a wedding gift from us | Illustration: Data Oruwari

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Abi & Olivia received this commissioned piece as a wedding gift from us | Illustration: Jessica James

If you love illustrations like we do, here are a few fab illustrators we found, click on the links below to visit their pages and be inspired!

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