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Nick & Kelsey's Wedding Crest Illustration

What to do when you and your fiance have off-the-hook personalities and want to show the world what an awesome match you are together? Exactly! You have Gaelan Kelly illustrate the two of you into your very own wedding crest. Gaelan is an über-talented artist that has a knack for nailing the details that visually describe your interests and expressions. He's even great at illustrating portraits simply using the subject's voice. For this assignment, Gaelan used a recent engagement portrait of Nick and Kelsey, both pilots and all-around fun people (have a peek at their engagements here and here). What follows is the progression from the photograph through his initial sketches, penning and, finally, the watercoloring. What a final product!

Hit up Gaelan to get your very own illustrated portrait crest for your wedding!  Use it on your save-the-dates and invitations. Use elements from it for other printed items like your table place cards and thank you cards.