Live Wedding Painting | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Jenna + Justin
The New Hanover County Arboretum
Wilmington, North Carolina
24 x 30 in.

Having painted in Wilmington for over a decade, this city is so special to Ben. Needless to say, each of our Wilmington weddings hold a special place in our hearts. When Jenna called and shared that she and Justin had chosen the New Hanover County Arboretum … we were thrilled about the possibility of their live painting! This dreamy garden setting with the gorgeous oak trees was indeed the perfect setting for their celebration! Ben loved capturing their full bridal party, too! What an absolute joy to celebrate with this sweet, sweet couple!

 Wilmington Live Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jenna + Justin’s dreamy garden ceremony that was held at the New Hanover County Arboretum.

Wilmington Live Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jenna + Justin’s dreamy garden ceremony that was held at the New Hanover County Arboretum.

Ceremony + Reception Location: New Hanover County Arboretum, Wilmington, NC || Planning: Mary Beth Moore || Photographer + Videographer: Erin Costa Photography and Wedding Films || Catering: Middle of the Island || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Flowers: Angie Waller || Hair + Makeup: Makeup By Amy Kennison + Jamie Warzel Hair and Makeup || Gown: Maggie Sottero || Cake: Donut Inn || DJ: Keith Waller

Live Wedding Painting | NY, NY

by Benjamin Keys

Carly + Jeremy
Pier Sixty
New York, New York
30 x 40 in.

Carly and Jeremy’s wedding was one that we will never, ever forget … I mean, it was “A Larry Party!” If you’re familiar with the legend, Lawrence Scott Events, you know that all of his events are one-of-a-kind incredible … from production to design … they are truly an experience! I wish we had a before-and-after of how his team completely transformed Pier Sixty! Needless to say, there was no shortage of inspiration as Ben captured their first dance with a live painting. Capturing their magnificent orchid centerpieces along with the tables with stunning lamps and chandeliers … not to mention their glam black and white dance floor … every detail was just magic. We worked with a fabulous agent there in NYC as we coordinated their live painting … and during the event, quickly came to love this couple and their family! What an absolute joy celebrate their gorgeous wedding day … we’re so thrilled to share their finished live painting alongside the gorgeous images by Lauren Larsen for The Day!

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Ceremony + Reception Location: Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NYC, NY || Planning + Design: Lawrence Scott Events || Flower Design: Atlas Floral || Production: Frost Production || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas via Just Rebecca Events