It’s the most momentous of occasions that prompt us to think about the fleeting nature of time and how to capture them in our memories forever. Commissioned paintings can be an amazing way to not only freeze a special moment but to also re-experience the emotions that came with it. Whether it’s as a gift or to indulge yourself, and whether it’s a pre-wedding commission to display at the event or a post-wedding painting to place in a first home, an upcoming wedding conjures numerous ideas for custom art. Here are just 6 to get those creative juices flowing!
1. The Dress
Plenty of people save their wedding dresses as a memento of the special day, but it usually ends up in a bag in the attic somewhere. A painting of your dress allows you to enjoy it every day, while adding a touch of glamour and sophistication to your interior.
2. The Ceremony
A painting of the ceremony allows you to capture your wedding day exactly the way you imagined it. Perhaps it’s based off of your professional photos, or maybe it’s a scene that didn’t get captured by the photographer. Either way, it carries the feelings of the moment you thought was most important in declaring your love for each other.
3. The Couple
This is always a classic choice. Your portraits could be from the first photo you took together, a shot during an engagement session, or a re-imagining of one of your wedding photos. If it’s either of the first two, it could also serve as part of a fabulous display at your special event!
4. The Jewelry
Commissions of rings, or of hands wearing them, is a beautiful way to commemorate one of the most potent symbols of commitment. If that’s not your speed, what about immortalizing that ‘something borrowed’ or a precious heirloom you wore on your wedding day?
5. The Honeymoon
The beautiful photos you took on your romantic getaway can be the perfect inspiration for a serene landscape, to be placed in a master bedroom. This commission can transport you back to that idyllic evening at an exotic location during a once in a lifetime trip together.
6. The Cake
The cake was a work of art in and of itself, and just because you and your guests went to town on all 12 tiers doesn't mean you only want one evening to admire it!
For more ideas on your own wedding-related commission, brainstorm with a CoCo Consultant for free!