Wedding Artboxes

“Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedral boxes contain sparkling miniature worlds, reflecting the poignancy, absurdity and beauty of our own."

Each artbox portrait is as unique as the love story it contains. I make all sorts of scenes in boxes (viewable at, but this website is dedicated to my wedding portraits.  In consultation with the couple / the bride or groom / their family / a friend / groups of friends, I make wedding boxes to be given on the big day or after (sometimes decades after!).

I customise each couple according to their particular attributes (hair styles, skin color, gender, age) and recreate their wedding attire and the setting of their big day. If the box is commissioned BEFORE the wedding, you will need to sneak me a preview of the outfits.  

The ‘Little’ Details
The beauty of Glass Cathedrals is their simplicity – I try to encapsulate the moment with a minimalist, timeless aesthetic. My online gallery contains many examples. Many commissions will be simply the bride and groom standing together against a sparkling backdrop of their wedding day.

Saying that… of course I LOVE including details that are meaningful to each couple. Dogs, cats, chuppahs, boats, bridesmaids, helicopters, Peter Pan… no request is too strange or specific for me.

– ACCESSORIES | From surfboards to chessboards –
– CHUPPAHS | each one unique –
– PLANES | Trains | automobiles | taxis | scooters | jeeps | rowboats… –