Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Lea + Justin
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil Canvas

Rich, velvety gem tones were the accents for Lea and Justin's gorgeous Fall wedding day and Lowndes Grove Plantation was the perfect backdrop for the celebration.  Tucked away on the downtown Charleston Peninsula, Lowndes Grove has the most beautiful lowcountry landscape overlooking the marsh.  This landscape is so dear to Ben's heart, making this live wedding painting so special.  Ben has spent years capturing the coastal landscape of the Carolinas ... check out BenKeys.com to see these paintings!  The best part: Pure Luxe Bride was behind all the event styling and decor.  Francesca + Blake know how to so beautifully bring in rich, gem tones like no one else.  From the florals, to the linens, to the invitation suite ... each detail was so carefully chosen and just made the entire story of their day come to life.  We also had the opportunity to work with Hyer Images for the first time.  Oh my heavens was their photography a perfect match for Lea + Justin's wedding day!  We are so excited to share their refreshing photography that captures the drama and romance of their day!  Ben so enjoyed capturing their ceremony with a live painting and we hope this piece will bring a lifetime of joy as they remember their incredible Charleston wedding day!

Live Wedding Artist, Ben Keys, captured L+J's ceremony overlooking the gorgeous lowcountry landscape of downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Live Wedding Artist, Ben Keys, captured L+J's ceremony overlooking the gorgeous lowcountry landscape of downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Lea + Justin ordered a custom set of stationery featuring their live wedding painting! | Photo: Wed on Canvas

Lea + Justin ordered a custom set of stationery featuring their live wedding painting! | Photo: Wed on Canvas

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Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, capturing L+J's ceremony at Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, capturing L+J's ceremony at Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

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Ben Keys, Live Wedding Painter of Wed on Canvas, capturing L+J's ceremony held at Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Ben Keys, Live Wedding Painter of Wed on Canvas, capturing L+J's ceremony held at Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, SC || Planning: Pure Luxe Bride || Photography: Hyer Images || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painting | Andrews, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Jessica + Ryan
Hawkesdene House
Andrews, NC
24 x 36 in. | Oil on Canvas

We are so excited to share Jessica and Ryan's live wedding painting that Ben captured of their reception at the Hawkesdene House in Andrews, NC.  As we were working with Ashley of The Graceful Host to finalize the subject of their reception painting, we realize that the traditional first dance moment wouldn't capture the beauty of the florals and decor under the tent.  Due to the layout of the venue, the first dance moment would have missed capturing all of the event details that Jessica + Ryan loved planning and seeing come to life.  We then pitched the idea of having Ben capture the cake cutting, which was placed in the center of the tent and surrounded by a perfect view of the reception details.  We were so thrilled with how their painting came together!  Ben loved capturing the details of their lush greenery arrangements and the chandeliers that made for such a romantic evening.  Ashley has such an eye for styling and planning events, that we just knew this was the best decision!  Needless to say, we love it when couples have creative ideas and allow us to think outside the box alongside them.  Cheers to this incredible couple and their gorgeous North Carolina mountain wedding day!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jessica + Ryan's cake cutting during their reception at the Hawkesdene House in Andrews, NC.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jessica + Ryan's cake cutting during their reception at the Hawkesdene House in Andrews, NC.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Hawkesdene House, Andrews, NC || Planning: The Graceful Host || Florals: New Creations Flower Co ||  Rentals: Party Reflections + Nuage Designs + Classic Event Rental || Stationery: Elisabeth Rose || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Gown: Bellissima ||