There are lots of ways to document your engagement and wedding day. From photographers, to videographers, social media, photo booths, and even live painters. But none of these compare to my new favorite way to memorialize this special time – a custom commissioned painting from CoCo Gallery, a service that can take a favorite image from your engagement or wedding and have a professional artist turn it into a custom piece of artwork. After your wedding photos, a CoCo gallery piece of art is going to be your favorite wedding item and I’m excited to share why.CoCo Gallery matches individuals to artists around the world for personalized work. Lets say you love a photo from your engagement or wedding. You can easily commission a CoCo Gallery artist, located throughout the world, to paint your favorite photograph as a piece of art. Choose from any style of art from impressionism, to modern, and contemporary – there are artists for every taste. And, there is a price point for everyone, from $350 all the way past $15,000.These days with social media you are bound to share (or over share in some cases!) your engagement photos before your wedding day rolls around. Rather than printing these out to display at your wedding you could surprise your guests and commission a large painting taken directly from your favorite engagement photo. This gives a new life to your portrait session and the result is a piece of custom artwork you will enjoy forever.I also love the idea of commissioning a CoCo Gallery artist to create a painting directly from your wedding photos. What better way to christen your new home together than through a piece of fine art depicting the day you made it official?CoCo Gallery shared a story about one couples commission that I loved so much I just had to share.
From CoCo Gallery: “One of our favorite commission stories is for a couple that wanted to remember the beautiful backdrop of their engagement. Shilpa, the wife, wasn’t sure what type of painting she wanted, so she brainstormed with her CoCo Consultant and decided on an impressionist depiction of the Taj Lake Palace in India, where her husband proposed. An Indian artist on our network, CoCo Artist Teji K., was just the right one for this undertaking and happened to fit the client’s budget as well.
Shilpa shared an image of the stunning palace and a sample of an impressionist painting that she liked with blues and purples that would go well with their living room. She also wanted it to have a piece of their own personal story in the painting and asked that the painting include a couple having dinner on a pontoon near the palace.
Teji began the painting with a base sketch, and Shilpa agreed to the general outline of the painting. He then continued with layers of paint, checking in to make sure the colors were turning out as Shilpa expected, since that was an important aspect of her wish. Shilpa received her painting, directly from New Delhi, within four weeks of her order. It is now the centerpiece of their living room, and most importantly, it serves as a beautiful and constant reminder of how the couple’s commitment to each other began.”Creating custom artwork with CoCo Gallery could not be easier. All it takes is a quick visit to the CoCo Gallery website where you answer a few questions about your style. You are then placed with a CoCo Consultant who works with you to better understand what you are looking for. CoCo Consultants will even work directly with your wedding photographer to select the perfect image. Within 24-48 hours of choosing your image, your consultant will send over a curated portfolio of artists to select from, saving you time and confusion. Once you select the artist you would like, the work begins.The client and artist stay in touch throughout the entire process. CoCo Gallery prides itself in concierge level service in choosing artists and their ability to eliminate the unpredictability of the end-result. The artist is given space to create a unique piece while still remaining within the client’s wishes for color, size, price, etc.Artwork that speaks to a special moment in your life always holds more emotional value. What better way to remind yourself of this special time than through a painting that represents your special story? A custom piece of art from CoCo Gallery will forever add warmth to your home. Make sure to follow CoCo Gallery on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for even more! And hop over to our Instagram page where we are giving away five $100 giftcards towards a painting!
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Images from Top to Bottom: Taj Palace CoCo Artist Teji K. photo by Hudson Street Family Photo | Bride and Groom, CoCo Artist Jean J. | Engagement portrait, CoCo Artist Brittany S. | Dress, CoCo Artist Holli M. | Taj Palace CoCo Artist Teji K. photo by Hudson Street Family Photo | Progress 1, CoCo Artist Teji K | Final Taj Palace CoCo Artist Teji K. | Boat Ride, CoCo Artist Charlotte E. | Taj Palace CoCo Artist Teji K. photo by Hudson Street Family Photo