July 17, 2021

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I create timeless heirloom paintings for couples looking for an original and intentional way to capture their wedding day, and I do it live.

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On our last anniversary we celebrated, (happy 8 years to my hottie hubs), during the day while hubs was unfortunately at work the kids and I looked through the good ol’ photo album.  

Things like … “Mommy you’re a princess!… OH MY MOMMY! Is that you?! ‍♀️… Wait, that’s DADDY?!

That’s mimi and funpa! There’s nan and bop!

Look it’s cait cait! Was uncle ryan even born yet?

It’s Dave! Where’s Nina?!”

rang out as my kids chattered through each of the photos…

Funny conversations happened in the midst like — yes uncle ryan was born yet we just didn’t know him yet!, We had no idea you kiddos were coming, so yes! You were just twinkles in our eye!) made my heart feel so full it could burst.

Memories are a funny thing — I think sometimes we spend so much energy thinking about “what if the photographer doesn’t get *all* the shots I want?! What if what if what if? And don’t get me wrong, photographers play a valuable role in the wedding industry (helloooo I love my wedding photos!)…


that same feeling you get from pulling out the ol’ photo album is how you could feel when you see a beautifully unique painting of YOUR WEDDING on your wall everyday.  IT’s not only a centerpiece, it’s a conversation starter and something to be cherished always in every season everyday of your happily ever after — not just something to be pulled out on a special occasion.

In this blog, I’m giving you the 411 on my TOP 9 reasons you should be talking about live wedding painting. 

It’s short and sweet compared to my normal long-winded-ness, so let’s get started.

ONE – Your wedding is totally unlike anyone else’s. The way you remember it should be too.

TWO – With me, you get the final product THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING.

THREE – Paintings are timeless just like the memory of your wedding should be.

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FOUR – Each artist has a distinct style (much like a photographer), but each painting created by an artist will be distinctly different, even if painted in the same style (work on wording)

FIVE – Umm Live entertainment and impressing your guests?! YES PLEASE!

SIX – You know how your wedding day is the best day ever and a once in a lifetime experience?! SO IS LIVE WEDDING PAINTING.  Your “I do” is captured in a truly timeless way.

SEVEN – SPOILER ALERT — you get to work WITH your Live Wedding Painter to choose *exactly* what moment you want painted. Bonus?! It can be LITERALLY ANYTHING. Artists are SUPER creative and inventive — they can take moments and make them not only yours, but totally unique (i.e. if you want your dog there!)

EIGHT – While hiring a live wedding painter is an investment (let’s call a spade a spade), the cost is ACTUALLY less than a photographer… And you’re getting something that can hang in your home forever and be a keepsake for GENERATIONS… sounds like a pretty wise investment to me!

PS — here’s my foolproof guide to hiring a live wedding painter…

NINE – Live Wedding Painters are DEDICATED to making your wedding day the BEST DAY EVER.  We work with you to make sure that everything about your day (including where we set up, what we paint, and why we paint it) is PERFECT.  Need something else? We’re happy to help.

Live wedding painting is a beautiful way to add a timeless and classic tradition to your wedding day.

And as for me, one of the perks of being a watercolor artist?

I can easily pack up and travel anywhere… ahem… a featured vendor of Brides of Oklahoma, serving Oklahoma and WORLDWIDE

Ready to chat about live wedding painting (or making that magical memory of your wedding day come ALIVE with a commissioned painting) to forever-proof your memory?!

I GOT YOU. Click here to set up your info call!

Here’s your FOOLPROOF GUIDE to hiring a live wedding painter!

Don’t Irish exit without your free glass of bubbles — click here to grab your address freebie — it’s the BEST and truly a dream for keeping track of all your addresses (simply send the form to your family and friends, and it AUTOMATICALLY goes into a google doc, ready to send to your calligrapher, Minted, or easy for you to use at home!)

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Bringing your wedding day to life, thrilling your guests with a show-stopping live wedding painting experience, and creating a timeless keepsake that honors your sacred bond and will warm your heart every time you look at it – it’s what I do best.

Hey, I'm Courtney.

From behind the easel, I serve timeless brides who still embrace the unexpected by creating heirloom painting experiences that are immersive, one-of-a-kind, and thrilling to watch.

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With a slightly abstract Impressionist live painting experience that captures the love and joy of your story, shows off the beauty of your wedding day, and helps everyone who enters your future home to feel your wedding day, you’ll finally have THE THING that makes your wedding day unforgettable.

And your guests? They'll talk about your wedding forever because of the experience you gave them.


Simply put? This is way more than just a wedding painting.