It's that time of year again... Wedding Fair Season!
If you're looking for some wedding inspiration, here are the first few fairs and shows that Cornwall Caricatures will be exhibiting at. Come along to any of the following dates and you can also claim your free caricature! I hope to see you soon...
I was absolutely thrilled yesterday to win Best Wedding Entertainment at the Simply Weddings Awards 2017!
Having only been in business for 2 years, with a big chunk of this spent having a baby and taking time out of working to be with my son, I was shocked to discover that I had still come out on top, beating some absolutely fantastic competition.
What makes these awards so special, is that only real brides and grooms can vote, so unlike some awards which can be in danger of becoming a popularity contest, the Simply Awards are very authentic as they rely on the testimonials and experiences of genuine couples who have booked each supplier for their own wedding.
I was thrilled to have won and the award now takes pride of place on my mantelpiece (away from inquisitive reaching baby hands)!
I just want to say a tremendous thank you to each and every one of my couples who took the time to send me such incredible testimonials just like the one below. I cannot thank you enough. It warms my heart to read what an impact I made for your most special day, and I truly am living the dream, getting to call this my full-time job.
Cornwall may be one of the most popular destinations to get married in the UK, but it's never seen a large scale Bridal exhibition...until now!
The Biggest Wedding Exhibition ever to be held in Cornwall, The Bridal Show Southwest, takes place across 2 days on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April from 10am-5pm. Set in the exhibition halls at The Royal Cornwall Showground, over 100 wedding professionals will be showcasing everything that Cornwall has to offer for your wedding.
Cornwall Caricatures are delighted to say that we will be exhibiting - you can find us on stand number 38!
Not only will you be able to chat to Cassie about caricatures for your day, but you can also pick up one of our new brochures, and of course get your free caricature portrait drawn!
As well as your free caricature, there are also free horse and Carriage rides from Devon and Cornwall carriages, a children's fairground to keep the little ones entertained and even a specialised wedding creche so you can relax and browse to your heart's content.
On the main stage are three catwalk shows everyday at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm, so don't forget to get your VIP tickets to book your reserved seating. Also on stage will be many other live acts from Jazz singers, opera singers and guest speakers.
On 2 smaller demo stages will be live demos from makeup and hair, magic, and even info on how to tackle all the legalities of getting married.
Tickets are now on sale - click here to purchase.
Cornwall Caricatures hope to see you there!
I was delighted to be booked by Orange Chilli Events as Entertainment for the South West Wedding Awards 2016 at Liskeard Public Hall on 17th March, alongside the amazing magician, Dan Brazier.
I started the night at 6pm in my caricature drawing area, where guests arrived for their welcome drinks and swiftly started to queue for their caricature portraits.
Dinner was then served, so Dan and I worked the room, entertaining guests at the tables - him with his tricks and me with my clipboard and pens.
Once the ceremony was over, I then drew for the after party, before packing up my pens at 11pm.
I drew caricatures for Cornwall and Devon's top wedding suppliers, and some even took to the photo booth with their caricature drawings!
Tina, of Orange Chill Events, said: "Cassie had a busy night at the South West Wedding Awards 2016. She delighted all our guests with her wonderful work. My only regret is I didn't get chance to sit down with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
A big congrats to all the winners and finalists.
The tree is down, the selection boxes have been finished (Toffee Pennies and Bountys don't count!) and we are now well into January.
Cornwall Caricatures is already taking caricature bookings for weddings and events in Cornwall in 2016, and as far as wedding fairs go, there are quite a few in the diary for the beginning of this year.
I will be drawing live caricatures in Cornwall at the following wedding fairs, so if you fancy sampling my services and getting a free caricature portrait, come along to one of the following events:
Kicking off with The Sparkle Winter Wedding Fair at Tregenna Castle on Saturday 23rd January from 3-9pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/995921207120871/).
The month will then be rounded off nicely at The Carnmarth Hotel for The Wedding Alliance wedding fair on 28th February from 11am-3pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/1652749155000822/).
Free caricature portraits will be drawn between 10am-3pm on Sunday 20th March at The St Mellion International Resort wedding fair.
The week after it's a BANK HOLIDAY people! To celebrate, my free caricature portraits will be available to all who attend the Married in Cornwall wedding fair at The Old Cattle Market in Helston on Good Friday (25th March) from 10.30am.
I hope to see some of you there!
Cassie’s talent is absolutely incredible. She drew lots of toddlers (and 2 men toddlers!) at my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. Very happy Parents and children with their caricatures to take home. Highly recommend xx
My Husband and I met Cassie around 2 years ago in Cornwall while on a short family break. Not only is Cassie talented in what she does providing a hilarious lasting memento, but she is a lovely lady herself. We asked Cassie if by any chance she would provide her skills at our wedding in 12 months time, she agreed and was our most unique and friendly entertainment for our special day. Our guests still talk about Cassie and her brilliant service and the most fantastic thing is when we go and see our friends and families we can find their caricatures on walls and in frames.
Nothing was too much, we are so grateful. What a wonderful lady!
Mr and Mrs Griffiths
Can't recommend Cassie enough, she is fabulous !!! We knew we wanted a caricature from early on and Cornwall caricatures did not disappoint. Cassie arrived and started to draw as the meal was ending which was a great time for us to avoid the lull between day and evening. All the guests loved their drawings, they are a great keepsake. Don't hesitate to book you and your guests will love it.
We booked Cassie as our evening entertainment for our recent wedding and it was a total joy! Cassie is so warm, friendly and funny, she spent most of the evening surrounded by guests watching her draw. We were all totally amazed by her skills! She was happy to stay on extra time to ensure all of our guests (and us) got drawn. It was a unique experience for our guests and worth every penny!
Thank you Cassie for your amazing work!
Cassie was such a friendly and warm person - I was worried that guests would be nervous to see what she was doing and to have their picture drawn - but she was so fun and approachable that guests were queueing up for it. All of our guest commented on what a great and different thing it was to have to as entertainment and how great Cassie was as a person and an artist. I would highly recommend her ( and I do) to all my friends and family for weddings and any other function!
Cassie is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Took on board what I wanted and came up with a masterpiece. Nothing is too much trouble and the quality of work was superb. Look no further, Cassie is the person you've been looking for!! Thank you
We had the wonderful Cassie draw for our guests during the drinks reception. This added a really fun element to the day and gave guests a little something to take away as a memory of the wedding. As well as being very talented Cassie is very personable and her smiley face was a pleasure to have around on our day! On the day, she was non stop, I don't think she looked up from her sketch pad once! She is very quick meaning all of the guests that wanted a drawing had one. Thanks so much Cassie, we highly recommend you to other couples wanting something entertaining on their wedding day.
We absolutely loved having Cornwall Caricatures at our special day, the guests loved it, Cassie is very talented and a lovely bubbly person but also very professional. We would 100% recommend Cornwall Caricatures! Can't thank Cassie enough.
We were scrolling the internet looking for ideas for our wedding. After spending quite some time looking, we stumble across Cassies page for Cornwall Caracitures. At this point we only had a few months left until our big day and most things were booked up. So, without hesitation we gave Cassie an email and we didn't give it a second thought as we thought she would be booked up. A few hours went by and we received an email from Cassie. We couldn't wait to open it but at the same time we were very reluctant. Little did we know Cassie was already booked up for a wedding that day. Our hearts sank. We carried on reading to find that she was booked in the evening but she had until late evening free. We are delighted to say that we had the pleasure of Cassie's company on our special day. She was a great hit with all of our guests. We were all blown away at how quickly she could draw and how she could pick people's characters out. But after all it is her job, and what an amazing flawless job she does.
Cassie is super talented, all our guests at our wedding loved having their caricatures done. It was the perfect way to keep everyone entertained whilst we were getting photos taken. Thanks so much Cassie!
Thanks Cassie for putting on such a fabulous event for us and so many amazing drawings! You really are super talented. For anyone getting married or holding an event, this is a must. This was so well received and our guests loved it. It was a superb way to keep everyone together during our drinks reception and bridge the gap between wedding breakfast and evening function. Thanks again Cassie, you're a star. Highly recommend! 👍 x
I could sit and watch Cassie draw for hours! It was so much fun watching her draw other people as well as seeing the finished result after she drew me and my partner! Cassie is very professional and extremely talented. I'd recommend her highly.
We booked Cassie for the evening part of our wedding and we couldn't have asked for better entertainment. She had a crowd around her at all times and the buzz she created added an extra atmosphere to the whole event. Our family didn't get the chance to have their portraits done as the queue was so long so we booked Cassie for a further evening during the following week which she was more than happy to do. Not only are the portraits brilliant, Cassie herself is lovely and a pleasure to talk with. Thank you!!
We booked Cassie for our wedding at the beginning of this month, she was amazing! Everyone was in awe of her skills and there was a large queue of guests wanting portraits. Our only regret is we didn't book her for more hours, because she ran out of time.
We highly recommend booking, such a fun thing to have and the pictures are fabulous keepsakes.
Em & David
Cassie came and drew caricatures of the guests at our wedding last week. Everyone commented on how brilliant they were and were extremely pleased with the drawings that they were able to take away with them. Cassie was professional and efficient and we cannot recommend her highly enough.
She really made our day.
Claire and Patrick xx
From start to finish Cassie was extremely easy to deal with.
Cassie's work was fantastic and all our guest were very impressed, several have asked for her details for future events, one because Cassie was kept so busy they didn't get a chance to have a caricature drawn and another who would like a family drawing of them all.
I am so pleased we chose Cassie to help make our special day that much more special. Thank you Cassie!