Custom Art: A Wedding Gift

Of all the commissions Andy has ever done, I think this one means the most. It was a wedding gift! Shortly after getting engaged in August, Kristen and her new fiance Will were enjoying a meal at Cowgirl Kitchen in Rosemary Beach. Will noticed Andy’s guitar art hanging on the wall and kept commenting how much he liked it. Kristen discovered it was Andy who made the piece and found his gallery while Will wasn’t around. She told Andy that Will (who’s from Fiji) is a worship leader and she wanted a guitar commission to give him for their wedding.

Andy has done many commissions, each one special in its own way. He’s even done a piece as an anniversary gift. But as a wedding gift from a wife to her husband… that’s a big deal! And since it was going to be a surprise, he couldn’t get feedback from Will. Andy prayed about it and asked God to give him a vision. What he saw in his mind were hands in a variety of colors, representing the nations of the world. The hands were stretching out from the sea, lifted towards the heavens. Kristen requested various shades of blue and gave Andy some shells that she and Will had collected during their engagement trip.

hands representing the nations of the world

hands representing the nations of the world

shells they collected during their engagement trip

shells they collected during their engagement trip

waves representing Will’s home in Fiji

waves representing Will’s home in Fiji

doves representing the Holy Spirit

doves representing the Holy Spirit

“My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!” (Psalm 108:1) | A few years ago, this guitar was given to Andy with this verse already carved into it. After reading the verse in several different translations, the concept of the piece formed.

“My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!” (Psalm 108:1) | A few years ago, this guitar was given to Andy with this verse already carved into it. After reading the verse in several different translations, the concept of the piece formed.

Will was blown away when he saw the piece! He shared with us that when he was 12, his mother asked him and his siblings to “draw their dream.” Will had drawn hands similar to these reaching towards the heavens. How amazing that when Andy prayed for God to give him a vision, He gave him Will’s dream at age 12! There’s no way Andy could’ve guessed that on his own!

Will was blown away when he saw the piece! He shared with us that when he was 12, his mother asked him and his siblings to “draw their dream.” Will had drawn hands similar to these reaching towards the heavens. How amazing that when Andy prayed for God to give him a vision, He gave him Will’s dream at age 12! There’s no way Andy could’ve guessed that on his own!

“Steadfast Heart” | 35x57 inches

“Steadfast Heart” | 35x57 inches

wedding photo by  Amanda Suanne Photography , used with permission

wedding photo by Amanda Suanne Photography, used with permission

Kristen, thank you so much for trusting Andy with such a meaningful gift for Will. It was truly an honor for him to make this for you. (And also, thank you for sharing it with the world!) We wish the two of you a lifetime of love and adventure. We can’t wait to see the story God writes for you!

Lori Saczynski