PHOTOS BY AARON DELESIE
PLANNING BY SUGOKUII EVENTS
Painting a piece of this Amalfi Coast wedding all started with this photo on the *bane of my existence app called Instagram*:
I shared it on Instagram, saying, “This wedding should have a painting.”
A sweet meeting with Carly led to a beautiful collaboration I’ve been honored to partner with her on. Carly is simply the loveliest human, and once I spoke with her I knew I absolutely had to paint her wedding that was everything she had dreamed of since she was a little girl — and spoiler alert — I’ll be sharing part II in July about a gorgeous second piece I did for Carly. Stay tuned for that, and keep reading until the to see the FINAL PIECE>>
“This is going to be the most special gift. I am so excited.”-Carly Cucco
Sip champagne and recline in the comfort of your first-class suite, and you can’t help but feel like James Bond, jet-setting across the globe on a mission to discover the most luxurious destinations. Today we’re traveling to the Amalfi Coast. In the heart of Capri, for Carly and Austin, the masterpiece of love waits to be painted, and the magical landscape sets the stage for a heavenly wedding celebration.
Join me, your artistic confidante, as I take you on a journey through the vibrant strokes of my paintbrush, capturing the essence of Carly Cucco’s dreamlike wedding planned by Diana Sorensen of Sugokuii Events. Together, we’ll create a timeless work of art that encapsulates the magic and beauty of this extraordinary one-of-a-kind wedding experience.
The Art of Capturing Emotions
Imagine this: a heartwarming tale of love and laughter taking center stage on the stunning Amalfi Coast. I’m right there, channeling my inner Picasso (minus the funky mustache) to transform their special moments into watercolor art filled with pure joy. Painting weddings is like being a magician of emotions, waving my brush like a wand and conjuring up smiles, happy tears, and a whole lot of “oohs” and “ahhs.”
With my trusty paintbrush in hand, I’ll work my magic to capture every precious moment, making Carly and Austin’s love story shine brighter than a disco ball at a dance-off. Painting weddings is like being the ultimate emotion translator, turning heartfelt moments into a visual symphony that will have future generations saying, “That’s what I call a love story with a happy ending!”
Setting the Scene: Colors, Light, and Mood
When it comes to painting weddings, it’s not just about capturing images; it’s about capturing the very essence of love and translating it into line, lines and movement. Painting it into colors that dance and emotions that leap off the paper. I painted Carly and Austin’s love story in brushstrokes that shimmer with warmth, filling the hearts of all who gaze upon their painting with an overwhelming mood of joy and connection.
As the sun kisses the turquoise waters of the Amalfi Coast, we’ll weave a color palette that mirrors the breathtaking beauty of this heavenly destination. Soft pastels dance alongside vibrant hues, creating a visual symphony that captures the essence of Carly’s vision. With movement supporting, light will play a starring role, illuminating the scene with a touch of ethereal enchantment, reminiscent of a sun-drenched dream.
Capturing light, lines, and movement with every brushstroke, I’ll use a muted color palette that pays homage to Carly’s wedding palette. However, choosing these colors wasn’t easy because Carly’s other wedding events showed lots of bright colors and patterns. At the end of the day though, I felt this muted palette gave way to the *heavenly* feeling I was after.
From Brush to Paper: Painting the Details
Let’s dive into the intricacies that make Carly and Austin’s wedding a true work of art. Delicate floral arrangements, meticulously crafted custom designs by Oscar de la Renta, and captivating venue decor will all find their place on the canvas. Every stroke of my brush will celebrate the uniqueness of this Amalfi Coast celebration, infusing it with the personal touches that make it Carly’s own slice of paradise.
Painting these details with an impressionist style requires a special touch. The knowledge of art and how watercolor works classically play an important role. Showing the details without attempting to be too realistic and look like it’s trying to be a replica of a photograph is key.
Channeling my inner Matisse (yes, another master artist) I would use short quick strokes — strokes that have taken years to perfect — to show the heavenly florals, custom gown, and magical details that made Carly and Austin’s wedding so perfect it was featured in Vogue not once but twice.
Unveiling the Masterpiece: Sharing the Finished Painting
Close your eyes and imagine Carly and Austin standing before their completed wedding painting. Can you see it, their hearts brimming with anticipation. As they lay their eyes upon the watercolor paper, a moment of pure magic unfolds. Joy and emotion intertwine, as they relive the heavenly atmosphere and everlasting beauty of their Amalfi Coast wedding. This is the power of art—to transport, to evoke, and to create cherished memories.
“Oh my god this is absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! I am beyond obsessed. It’s so beautiful. I cannot wait to frame it!!! Thank you again this really means so much to me.”– Carly Cucco, Bride
As artistic journey through Carly Cucco’s Amalfi Coast wedding closes, the magic of painting weddings continues. I invite you to envision your own love story, waiting to be transformed into a timeless masterpiece.
Whether it’s a destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast, an intimate gathering in Nantucket, or a grand celebration in Moonlight Basin, Wyoming, I bring your vision to life. Reach out today and let’s embark on a personalized artistic experience. Fall in love with the watercolor painting of your dreams. Watch me capture the heart and soul of your love story with every stoke of my brush.
I infuse your wedding painting with warmth, wit, and a sprinkle of magic. This is a painting so wonderful even the Mona Lisa will crack a smile.
You’ll have a reaction like this:
“Omg Courtney I just got back to Chicago and opened paintings. I am BLOWN AWAY! The painting are so gorgeous and on top of that The painted box and ribbon!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot get over how beautiful everything is. I am saving it all forever. ❤️”-Carly Cucco
So, Instagram isn’t all bad. It helped Carly and I work together on pieces after her wedding, and readied my easel for some beautiful artwork.