Your friends spot a beautiful painting on your wall, but upon closer inspection it's not just fine art, it's authentic art for YOU.
You love your photos, but choosing which to hang can be tricky, though it's a good problem to have. You want something more — something that has a place of honor on your wall.
Something that tells the story of the love and brings a rush of emotion whenever you see it, and stands the test of time.
YOU'RE IN precisely the RIGHT PLACE.
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One that lasts for generations like that china set that reminds you of home (you’ll pass this painting down to your grandchildren)
And the intentional reminder of that love for better or worse, as long as you both shall live… and even better than your first dance song popping up on the radio...
Someone who know your day is more than details - it’s a celebration of your love story, honoring your marriage that will last a lifetime
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They all raised their eyebrows when I set up my easel at that first wedding, but then I started painting, and they couldn't get enough of seeing the bride and groom's love story come to life through watercolor.
IT DOESN't have to be live. Let's paint your love story that stands the test of time.
let's paint your story
Heirloom paintings created in a timeless impressionist style for couples looking to gather the light, tone, and mood of your story — your weddin day, a special place or landscape, or even a seemingly mundane day of motherhood.
Connecting a well-loved impressionist traditional style with watercolor and modern elegance, Courtney creates soft dreamlike work that reminds you that your experience wasn't a dream, but part of your legacy.
seriously, this is pretty special
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We're a match made in watercolor heaven if you...
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Find joy in tradition...like dancing to the same first dance as your parents? Cue the tears already.. and a heaping spoonful of modern charm.
Love the elegance of high heels but aren’t afraid to kick them off and take your champagne out on the dance floor! Who doesn’t enjoy a good party!?
Are ready to make your vision a reality and create an entirely unique and one-of-a-kind heirloom you’ll cherish for generations
Like the twisted lemon garnish on your French 75, you know it's that original twist on a classic tradition that makes it amazing.
Commission a timeless heirloom of your story that celebrates your love and joy in an authentic and intentional way.
Custom-tailored commission experiences include collaborative planning, custom painting by Courtney Kibby, as well as options for additional painting sessions, fine art print reproductions, museum quality framing, and final deliverables to suit your unique needs. Signature Commissions begin at $1200. For a complete custom estimate, please reach out to me.
As a note, I book only a few weddings a year at a first come, first served basis. When spots are full, they're full!
Securing your date is easy. Fill out the form below, sign the dotted line and pay your deposit and your spot is secure.
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Hire Courtney and go big! The more space for beautiful brushstrokes and detail the better.
You were so lovely and kind and thoughtful and generous and patient and sweet. The list goes on but it was really wonderful to feel like you were genuinely excited for us and our wedding day – this is the type of energy a couple planning/ remembering their wedding should be surrounded by.
— Charis afan-williams
After our first call I could tell you were super genuine and would do everything you could to make the painting perfect!
My favorite part was watching the painting come to life throughout the night! It was so fun checking in every so often to see what new details had been added. I also love that we can pick out our moms and certain family members in the painting. I still can't get over how good the colors look, and how many details (like the cake spacer!) you were able to add.
— Morgan Pearson
"Courtney is the perfect combination of professionalism, kindness, creativity and entertainment."
She arrives on time, comes with her own setup and will be as interactive or tucked away as you would like. She creates amazing, detailed pieces that can be hung in your home for many years to come. At the last wedding we had with Courtney, she had little girls lining up to watch her paint and ask her questions!
— suzanne klimek
private events manager at civic center music hall
"Courtney is absolutely so sweet and her work is incredible! Watching in real time is such a unique experience!"
Definitely recommend working with Courtney! Such a talented vendor who creates timeless keepsakes with her exquisite art skills. She is also so kind and generous!
— Meghan Christopher
Meg rose photography
Let's paint your STORY.
Each year this changes, but this year I am only accepting under 8. I do this so I can give my couples my full attention and the best experience and painting, and not spread myself too thin. I'm not in it for the money, I'm in it for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
To ensure your date is available, be sure to reach out as soon as possible to reserve your date. It's easy and takes >5 minutes. Once you make your final selection, sign the contract, and pay the deposit to reserve your date. It's simple and quick. I'm here to serve you.
Every wedding is beautiful and unique, so I create custom tailored proposals for every couple to ensure all their needs and wants are met. Pricing ranges from $5,000-$12,000.
Each of my custom tailored collections varies based on coverage time, but I promise you'll have beautiful paintings to walk away with. These are your memories, and I promise to capture them fully and artfully, so you can relive them forever.
Since I work with only a few couples a year and use watercolor, my turnaround time is faster than most event painters! You’ll get to see the final product as soon as it’s finished before the end of your wedding and will receive a beautiful package on a date we determine together.
Heaven forbids this happen, but we know that Covid-19 changes everything. If changes arise due to Covid-19 or another disaster, you will have first access to available dates.
Yes, but I reserve the first spots for previous clients.
Short answer? My entire life. I started painting at 14 and never wanted to stop.
I'll arrive at least 2 hours early to begin setting up and start sketching. For destination weddings and elopements, I'll scout the location the day before.
Travel expenses are included in all of my custom collections, so you will never have any unexpected costs.
No, my prices are firm.
Absolutely! I can capture your unique love no matter where it is. Reach out and we can work out the finer details.