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Lining up guests at the art gallery-Wedding Testimonial

Every wedding is different and sometimes it is intimidating when you don’t know the people. This wedding was really cool as they held it in an art gallery with a live band and buffet style dinner. The crowd was great to work with and we even had to extend the time due to demand. All the best to Dave and Sarah for the future and thanks for having me out to draw at your event.

Here is what they had to say:

Dave R has submitted the following review for Gig ID #2798550:

Client Review
Bruce was great! Communication was easy and straightforward, he was there early and set up well before needed. Caricatures were awesome, we had a line up all night, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bruce to anyone!!

Client Ratings
Dave gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
Professionalism: 5
Quality of service: 5
Ability to handle special requests: 5
Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
Overall satisfaction: 5

Here are some pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons for live event such as weddings and corporate functions. You can learn more about specials for weddings and corporate events at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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Caricature artist helps welcome new university students-Testimonial

The last few years I have help the University of Toronto welcome their new students starting school at their Mississauga campus. This year they had a street party and I was drawing caricatures all night. It is fun to talk to the students and find out how they see their future.

Here is what the client had to say:

Name or Company: UTM Student HousingService provided: Live caricature entertainment

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent
Additional Comment: Bruce was great! The students were super excited, it was definitely one of the key parts of our event

Here are a few pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Live event caricature entertainment for weddings, corporate events, and parties is part of their regular service. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions or book them for your next party visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com.

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Planning the Perfect Summer Party

Planning the perfect summer party may seem like an easy thing to do but without proper planning things can go terribly wrong. It’s not as easy as pulling up a picnic table or opening the cooler especially if it is a large party for a special occasion. As a caricature artist I have seen several different scenarios from melting heat to pouring rain, so what should you plan for when holding an outdoor event?

A little planning will go a long way to having a successful event. Plan the important things first, most people think that is the food but that may not be the most important. Location, bathrooms, shade, permits, and other issues all may determine whether it is feasible to have a party in a certain location so think ahead.

Knowing how many people you will have at a party will determine the best location for your event. If having the event in a public area such as a park make sure you determine whether a permit is required by the Municipality. A permit is normally required for any gazebo locations or areas for large gatherings.

Is there covering in the area for the event? If you have ever experienced a summer shower on a beautiful sunny day you will understand the importance for covering. Your guests need to be comfortable and protected from the elements. Even if the weather is nice planning for rain can help you have a successful event. Having covering for any entertainment is also crucial. I remember one event where there was absolutely no shade and my markers were actually melting by sitting in the heat making them unusable. Entertainers will need some shade even if it is a tree.

If you are having a band, DJ, or other program that requires electrical or stable ground make sure that area has covering and can support the additional Patio Partyweight of people and equipment. We don’t want the drummer falling off the stage. Seating, tables, and other important items need to be planned out, but one area many forget to check is the ground all of these items will sit on. An area under a tree may seem like a great spot but if the ground is too uneven it will be hard for anyone to sit underneath it defeating the purpose. Do a ground check making sure people will be able to stand or sit comfortably.

Parking and bathroom facilities are next on the list. Make sure there is ample parking for your guests and bathroom facilities. If you are going to eat good food and drink that has to come out sometime. I am just saying you should do some planning here.

If you are hiring entertainers for summer parties make sure you book early. With kids off school many entertainers are booked with other events. If you want entertainment for a specific time don’t wait until the last minute, you may be disappointed.

I hope these tips help you to have a successful summer event. You possibly have thought about many of these items but it only takes one missed item to ruin a great event. Use a checklist for your event and I am sure it will be a successful one. Here is a free checklist for you. Party Checklist.

Enjoy your summer!

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a caricature artist offering live event entertainment and studio caricatures for gifts. You can learn more about Bruce and his caricature cartoon work by visiting www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Make Your Wedding Unique with a Caricature Artist-Client Testimonial

I find as I work more weddings that they have become more of a competition as to who can have the best wedding. Having more stuff doesn’t make your wedding the best, it’s having the right stuff! The nice thing about having a caricature artist is the fact that you have someone live entertaining your guests and it comes with a unique keepsake that you will not be able to find anywhere else. I am at a wedding every weekend and the Bride’s comments below are common after the event. Congratulations to Lindsey and Andrew and all the best for the future.

Lindsey P has submitted the following review for Gig ID #2875015:

Client Review
Bruce is amazing. He is very personable and works hard. Our guest had him working nonstop. This service made our wedding unique.

Client Ratings
Lindsey gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
Professionalism: 5
Quality of service: 5
Ability to handle special requests: 5
Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
Overall satisfaction: 5

Here are a few shots from the event:

Here is the gift caricature for the couple. Lindsey is a real horse lover.

Andrew-and-Lindsey-caricature

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Live caricature entertainment is one of the main services of the company and offer services for weddings, corporate events, and parties. To book Bruce for your wedding or event visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com and check out their wedding special and corporate event specials.

Step up your next party-client testimonial

Have you ever been to one of those parties where people stand around in the garden? They may look like nice parties but may not be much fun. This couple knows how to throw a party, and did I mention it was in the driveway? That’s right my friends, food trucks, pizza buffet, caricature artist, music, and much more. This party was happening and totally surprised guest of honour Mike who I heard napped through the whole set up. Congrats Stellina for pulling that off!

Here is what the customer had to say:

Name or Company: Stellina Condello

Service provided: Live caricature entertainment

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent

Additional Comment: Bruce is SO much fun! He does an amazing job of capturing the person in front of him and by the time the drawing is finished, you feel you have made a friend! Thank you Bruce for your amazing talent and being such a fun addition to our party!

Here is a picture from the party:

Stellina and Mike

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for weddings, corporate events, and private parties. To book Bruce for your next event or to learn about special promotions visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Caricature Artist Takes Client’s Breath Away at Canada Day Event-Client Testimonial

As we just passed our Canada Day weekend, parties across the Country were at an all time high. Many caricature artists are busy over the North American Birthday weekend and I was no different. I had a great time drawing for a customer at their Canada Day Party. I always go to events with the mindset that I want to have as good a time as the guests while remaining professional. It seems to be working as the client was so happy he was at a loss for words. Apparently being me is starting to pay off. Lol!

Here is what the client had to say:

Name or Company: Paul Douglas

Service provided: Live caricature entertainment

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent

Additional Comment: Bruce was just great, hard to describe. He is friendly, jovial with a quick with wit and always smiling. We had so much fun watching him draw…each and every person who received a caricature was thrilled…..too bad that he couldn’t have stayed for the entire evening!
Bruce, thanks so much for helping to make our Canada Day party such a success. Next to the fireworks you were the star of the show!
Warmest Regards,
Paul & Roz

Here are a few pictures from the event

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients specializing in caricatures and cartoons. One of the main services of the company is live caricature event entertainment for weddings, corporate events, and parties. To book Bruce to draw at your next event visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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Caricature artist increases fun at family event-Client testimonial

I recently drew at an event for a family gathering. Right from the start I new this was going to be great party and boy did they like to have fun. Thank you to the Marshall family for a great time and having the opportunity to get to know you.

Here is what the client had to say:

Client Review
Bruce was extremely professional, personable, punctual and fun to work with. Loved the way he connected with the subjects.

Client Ratings
Steve gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
Professionalism: 5
Quality of service: 5
Ability to handle special requests: 5
Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
Overall satisfaction: 5

Here a few pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Live event entertainment and caricature illustration are the main services of the company. To learn more about Bruce or to book him for your next event visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com