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

Live Wedding Painting | Charlottesville, VA

by Benjamin Keys

Courtney + Ian
Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards
Charlottesville, Virginia
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

Pippin Hill is one of the most relaxing and romantic wedding venues that we've ever captured.  Despite hurricane Matthew threatening rain, Courtney and Ian's wedding day was a perfect Fall day overlooking the gorgeous view of the vineyards and rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Courtney's mother commissioned Ben to capture their wedding day as a surprise to the couple.  As it turns out, there were many incredible surprises she had planned ... including hiring the UVA's acapella group for a flash mob performance during the ceremony!  Following the ceremony, guests headed over to Pippin Hill to enjoy a cocktail hour on the lawn as the sun set against the mountains.  The acapella group joined for a second performance while guests sipped on wine.  We can see why Courtney's mom wanted to capture this exact moment for their live wedding painting.  It was so lovely to return to Pippin Hill and really exciting to be able to capture the view the venue has to offer.  Karson Butler Events created an incredible event, we have always been fans of their work but it's even more spectacular first hand!  We are so excited to share an image of their finished wedding painting! 

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Courtney + Ian's cocktail hour at Charlottesville's Pippin Hill overlooking the gorgeous mountain view.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Courtney + Ian's cocktail hour at Charlottesville's Pippin Hill overlooking the gorgeous mountain view.

Wedding Photographer:  Aaron Watson Photography || Venue: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Charlottesville, VA || Church: Holy Comforter Catholic Church || Officiant: Fr. Peter Gori O.S.A. || Wedding Coordinator: Karson Butler Events || Florist:  Southern Blooms || Hair & Makeup Artist: Hue House Salon and Spa || Videographer: Ian Creations || Band: Millennium, Washington Talent Agency || Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards || Wedding Cake: Poppies Gourmet Cake || Dessert Table: Pie Chest || Late Night Snack: Carpe Donut || Lighting: Blue Ridge A/V & Lighting || Transportation: Albemarle Limosine| || Wedding Dress: Vera Wang || Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier || Groom’s Wear: Trunk Club Custom || Invitations: Cheree Berry Paper || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy