Live Wedding Painting | Sea Island, GA

by Benjamin Keys

Brooke + Stuart
The Cloister
Sea Island, GA
Live Wedding Painting + Photo Commission
24 x 36 in.

When you can't decide between two options, sometimes it's just better to go with BOTH!  Brooke and Stuart commissioned Ben to capture both their ceremony and reception held at The Cloister is Sea Island, Georgia.  They chose the first dance for their live painting and Ben photographed their ceremony to create a painting back in the studio after the big day!  Needless to say, we are thrilled to unveil both paintings!  It was so lovely to be back to The Cloister to celebrate their wedding day.  One of Ben's first destination weddings (and live wedding paintings!) was at The Cloister and this wedding venue will always hold a special place in our heart.  Sea Island is just such a Southern meets Old World romantic backdrop.  Brides: even if you aren't getting married at The Cloister ... add Sea Island to your bucket-list of future getaways!!!  Mazel Tov to this incredible couple and their family and friends!  

Ben photographed Brooke + Stuart's ceremony at The Cloister and created a painting back in the studio after their wedding day!

Ben photographed Brooke + Stuart's ceremony at The Cloister and created a painting back in the studio after their wedding day!

Ben captured Brooke + Stuart's romantic first dance moment during their reception at The Cloister in Sea Island, GA.

Ben captured Brooke + Stuart's romantic first dance moment during their reception at The Cloister in Sea Island, GA.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Cloister at Sea Island, GA || Photography: Rajkowski Photo || Live Wedding Painting: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas 

Live Wedding Painting | The Dewberry, Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Britt + Alex
The Dewberry
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

T H I S.  A candid bar scene moment was the subject Ben captured for Britt + Alex's live wedding painting.  Britt fell in love with a few of Ben's older paintings that had a brushy, loose feel and requested Ben approach her painting similarly.  She also was open to considering a more unique moment, instead of the traditional first dance.  Don't get us wrong, we love traditional moments that are so classic and timeless, but it sure is fun and refreshing to receive total creative liberty to paint what comes.  This painting wouldn't have been possible without Blythe of Yoj Events, who not only created a spectacular reception, but let Ben have so much freedom to just create.  The result was so fresh and alive.  Thank you so much to Britt + Alex, who trusted Ben to capture their story of their wedding day with brushstrokes.  We hope this painting will bring a lifetime of joy as you remember your gorgeous reception at The Dewberry in downtown Charleston.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Britt + Alex's wedding day with a unique bar scene moment.  

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Britt + Alex's wedding day with a unique bar scene moment.  

Reception Venue: The Dewberry, Charleston, SC || Planning: Blythe of Yoj Events || Florals: Stephanie Gibbs Events || Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas