A Few Of Our Favorite Wedding Illustrators

By Alexandra Macon

While every couple wants their wedding day to feel unique, this becomes more and more of a challenge in your late 20s and 30s. When you’re off attending wedding after wedding after wedding, it’s inevitable that some things will start to seem repetitive. By now, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all encountered our fair share of illustrated paper goods. So much so, that you may ask yourself: Are illustrations the new pumpkin spiced latte?

Our answer is decidedly a “N-O.” Custom illustrated invitations, menu cards, welcome maps, even family crests, are a beautiful, personal way to make a celebration feel special and one-of-a-kind. It’s also the kind of detail that gets guests excited. We’ve seen many an invitee turn the arrival of an illustrated save the date into an Instagram moment. Below, are a few of our favorite artists for your consideration. These are the names to know when planning your invitation suite and putting together your gift bags!

Happy Menocal
Known for her whimsical, colorful crests, Happy may just be the O.G. wedding illustrator. The woman pretty much single handedly started the whole wedding illustration genre. Her dreamy watercolor images make a striking statement and can be carried throughout your entire wedding suite.  

Whitney Wolfe Happy Menocal

 

LouLou Baker
LouLou Baker can come up with flora, fauna, and heraldry to your heart’s content. Her playing cards can be custom designed to evoke images from your courtship and wedding location, making for the perfect gift bag item. And, they are not doubt sure to have your guests remembering your big day for years to come. We’ve collaborated with her on a many an item, so be sure to check them all out in our shop

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CestRiley
Riley Sheehey creates lovely custom portraits and inventive greeting cards, but we’re mostly drawn to (pun intended) her maps—they make for the perfect personalized touch.

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Janelle Sing
If Janelle Sing’s creations look familiar, it might be because you’ve seen them on a pair of Soludos and the menus and place-cards in our shop. Be sure to check out her playful monograms—you’ll want to print them on anything and everything.  

Photo: Courtesy of @Janellesing

Inslee By Design
Big Apple-based artist and illustrator Inslee Faris creates calendars, day planners, festive holiday cards, ornaments, and wedding invitations. She designs for individuals and large companies, and her work focuses on everything from figure studies to botanicals to a chic looking lady making her way around N.Y.C.

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Stephanie Fishwick
An artist, illustrator, and calligrapher by trade, Charlottesville-based Stephanie Fishwick can create breathtaking botanical suites for your nuptials. Trust us, if she’s good enough for Gwyneth Paltrow, she’s good enough for anyone with discerning taste and a penchant for all things botanical. 

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Kearsley Lloyd
Kearsley does everything from modern maps to playful crests and illustrations, like this pineapple-themed wedding suite.

The printed material was one of my favorite parts of the wedding, we worked with Kearsley Llyod and Express Yourself for all of our items.

—Casey Sharbaugh