We Currently Love: Bridal Sketches From Local Fashion Illustrator Dallas Shaw

Photograph by Brett Thomas

Photograph by Brett Thomas

Along with your perfectly preserved dress and your beautifully dried bouquet, another tangible token of your wedding day is having a moment right now, and we couldn’t be more on board: the bridal sketch.

We’ve seen a rising number of talented artists who’ll whip up a custom drawing or painting of you in your wedding dress, but when it comes to the fashion illustration, we can’t help but immediately think of Wilmington-based illustrator Dallas Shaw, who’s been turning out commissioned bridal illos for years. Simply send her a few photos of you in your dress and talk to her about flowers, hairstyle and colors, and she’s ready to go. (“These aren’t true portraits,” she says, “but fashion illustrations with likenesses.”)

Book her two months out; expect the final result to take two to three weeks and arrive on unframed nine-by-12-inch watercolor paper (unless otherwise specified). You’ll love it so much, you’ll want to display it along with your favorite photographs from the day. {Custom bridal fashion illustration, $1,000.}

This article originally appeared in the fall/winter 2015 issue of Philadelphia Wedding

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