3 reasons Annie Banks from Father of the Bride would’ve had a wedding painter…


August 29, 2021

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Okay, so I’m fresh off of a hernia surgery and have been binge-watching all my favorite movies of all time.

Ex. Father of the Bride, You’ve Got Mail, The Holiday

And while watching Father of the Bride and literally laughing out loud so hard my hernia surgical scars hurt, “that’s when they lowered the boom on me.” —to take a line from Steve Martin’s George Stanley Banks.


In this blog I’m sharing 3 reasons I know Annie Banks would’ve had a wedding painter — and why YOU SHOULD TOO.


Annie’s wedding is INFAMOUS as a “go big or go home” affair. No “chipper chicken” for her! What seemed to George (her father) to be a “wedding at home” turned into the literal affair of the century fresh with iced and de-iced tulips, swans, and five year old valets. Annie’s wedding day was a dream — a fairytale — and if anyone would’ve wanted it captured like the fairytale it was, with a painting, it would’ve been Annie (at Franck’s suggestion of course).


Annie Banks has a gift for loving the outlandish — also at Franck’s suggestion — BUT what she desperately tries to take hold of in the midst of the chaos is the precious moments. Dad walking her down the aisle with her cutie Sidekicks created especially for her. The dance with her hubby. The bridal bouquet toss. The send-off.

If anything, Annie would’ve certainly wanted to have one of those moments up on her wall to treasure for a lifetime. How can we do that in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the wedding day? Live wedding painting. Her painter would’ve talked with her about exactly what she wanted to remember, the feeling she wanted conveyed, and what moment she wanted to treasure for a lifetime as a forever heirloom.


Franck Eggelhoffer would’ve been in the know and up to date on the most current and happening trends for weddings. I mean, like duh, right?!


Franck would’ve certainly shared this obsession with Live Wedding Painting with Annie, Nina, and George at their first meeting when they went to discuss “your beeeg dahhhh.” He knows all, he knows all the trends, and he knows exactly how to get them. I mean, really, think about it. Tulips, swans, taking out the furniture to bring in chairs? Franck knows how to make a party happen and he does it with style.

Want to make your wedding not only a day to remember for you and your guests, but for an absolute lifetime and beyond? Do what Annie Banks would’ve done if this had been a thing—hire a live wedding painter so the feeling of your wedding gets captured in a fairytale-esque timeless heirloom that can be passed down for generations.

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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.