Live Wedding Painting | Petersburg, PA

by Benjamin Keys

Amy + John
C. Barton McCann School of the Art
Petersburg, PA
24 x 36 in. Canvas

Where's the perfect place for a live wedding painting: an art school of course!  Ben was so excited to capture Amy + John's ceremony held in the sculpture garden of the C. Barton McCann School of the Art located in Petersburg, PA.  The winding cobblestone pathway with sculptures and beautiful gardens made for such a beautiful and unique painting.  There was such an intimate and organic feel to their wedding as the guests were sitting throughout the garden.  And honestly, the setup was a refreshing twist to having guests seated in traditional rows.  A reception followed after the ceremony and Ben enjoyed meeting their friends and family as the live painting progressed throughout the evening.  What an amazing couple!  We considered it such a joy to get to know them and to be part of their sweet wedding day!    

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Amy + Josh's intimate garden ceremony held at the C. Barton McCann School of the Art in Petersburg, PA.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Amy + Josh's intimate garden ceremony held at the C. Barton McCann School of the Art in Petersburg, PA.

Live Wedding Painting | Nantucket, MA

by Benjamin Keys

Katie + Bill
The White Elephant
Nantucket, MA
24 x 30 in. Canvas

If there's one location that's been on our destination wedding wish list since day one, it's NANTUCKET!  When Katie called to inquire if Ben was available, we were over-the-moon excited to hear all the details of their dream coastal wedding day.  Having vacationed to Nantucket for years together, and Bill being from a family of avid sailors, Nantucket was the perfect location for their celebration.  Needless to say, Nantucket did not disappoint.  We loved how Kate + Bill's wedding day highlighted the best of Nantucket, from the waterfront view overlooking the harbor to the little details like the oyster bar made out of a skiff that was open during cocktail hour ... every detail allowed for guests to appreciate this couple's love and connection to each other even more!  That's one of the reasons that we love destination weddings.  The couple is able to share their love and connection to a place with their closest friends and family.  What a gift to the couple and the guests!  Katie and Bill decided that the cocktail hour would be the best backdrop for the painting as it allowed for Ben to capture everyone enjoying the gorgeous waterfront view during the day.  Ben has always loved painting the coastal landscape ... check out benkeys.com to see more of his non-wedding paintings ... and the view from the White Elephant was such an iconic Nantucket seascape!  The guests loved watching their live painting come together and we are so thrilled to share the finished painting.  Thank you so much to Kate of Plan it MV and to Jocelyn Filley for sharing their gorgeous wedding images!  

Nantucket, MA was the perfect destination for K+B's destination wedding.  Ben was so thrilled to capture their cocktail hour overlooking the iconic waterfront view with a live wedding painting.

Nantucket, MA was the perfect destination for K+B's destination wedding.  Ben was so thrilled to capture their cocktail hour overlooking the iconic waterfront view with a live wedding painting.

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Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, capturing Katie + Bill's cocktail hour overlooking the harbor at The White Elephant on Nantucket Island, MA.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, capturing Katie + Bill's cocktail hour overlooking the harbor at The White Elephant on Nantucket Island, MA.

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Reception Location: The White Elephant, Nantucket, MA || Planning: Kate of Plan it MV || Photography: Jocelyn Filley || Florist: Of the Vine || Band: The Sultans