Announcement You are my inspiration
You are my inspiration
Lucy Dipastina on Aug 5, 2015
Amazing job. So happy with the final product !
Sam Keen on Dec 31, 2013
Another amazing job from Jen! My sister purchased one for me as a wedding gift, my sister received one for her wedding, I gave one to my best friend and just purchased one for my mom. Each one has turned out to be amazing and sentimental. Great work and a great way to document a life changing moment.
Brad Post on Nov 5, 2013
Excellent job!! My wife loved her anniversary gift! Recieved the illustration on time. Very happy.
I draw pretty things... you are my inspiration
The Illustrated Bride is the name of my custom bridal illustration shop on Etsy.com (the online marketplace for all things handmade). The Illustrated Bride began while I was designing for Miosa Couture, a custom bridal boutique in Northern CA. A custom bridal design session at Miosa usually consisted of quickly sketching out designs for technical use in the construction of a gown. Many bridal designers provide illustrations of their designs for their celebrity clients, and brides would often express an interest in purchasing my sketches as a keepsake. I opened The Illustrated Bride as a way to offer this unique service to brides around the world, regardless of who designed their wedding dress.
Custom bridal illustrations are essentially illustrated portraits of your wedding dress - a new way to reminisce about your wedding dress long after you’ve had it preserved and stored. The illustrations are created in my unique fashion illustration style, and because of my experience as a technical illustrator, I take pride in being as exact as possible when rendering the design details of a dress. My illustrations put the majority of the focus on the dress, but also include the bride’s personal details (such as hairstyle and bouquet) so as to capture a bit of her individual style and essence. All commissioned illustrations are completely customizable.
As A Gift
Husbands – consider giving your bride an illustration for your first anniversary, which is traditionally the gift of paper! Romantic and unique, custom bridal illustrations are the perfect gift for any bride, whether she is soon to be wed, newlywed, or celebrating a milestone anniversary. They can be a lovely compliment to a portrait of your parent’s or ancestor’s vintage wedding photo, and are an excellent way for your daughter or best friend to remember the beautiful dress the two of you spent so much time looking for!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know about me and my work, I can't wait to meet you!
Hi, I'm Jen- illustrator+designer+mother of 4. In an an age when most forms of art are becoming digital, I prefer the intimacy of hand-drawn art. I am happiest curled up on the couch with a pencil in my hand and a sketchbook two inches from my nose.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please make sure that your address is correct before your items ship. If you require expedited shipping, please contact me before you order so that I can create a custom order listing with adjusted shipping charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
DAMAGED ORDERS: If your order is delivered to you with obvious damage, please do not open the package. If possible, refuse the package and have the carrier return the package to sender - please contact me via email at theillustratedbride [!at] gmail.com within 24 hours of receipt so we can discuss the damage and proceed with your order.
If damage to your order is discovered after the package has been opened, please contact me via email at theillustratedbride [!at] gmail.com within 24 hours of receipt so we can discuss the damage and proceed with your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
CLIENT PRIVACY: Images submitted by clients will not be used without the express permission of the client/image owner. I will keep all personal information about my clients private.
COPYRIGHT: Commissions available via Etsy are only for personal use. I (the artist) retain all copyright privileges and protections. I reserve the right to use images of the final illustration in my marketing materials. I retain all rights to re-use any images produced for self promotion, prints, or however I may see fit. You (the client) may not use the commission for profit, use it for commercial means, or claim rights as your own work.
COMMERCIAL COMMISSIONS: My Etsy commission rates apply only to the personal collector. If you would like to hire me for commercial illustration work, a professional contract will need to be drawn.
CUSTOM DESIGN COMMISSIONS: Custom Design Technical Sketches (for brides that want to design their own dress, and need to provide a technical sketch to a dressmaker for pattern making purposes) are available; email theillustratedbride [!at] gmail.com for a price quote.