Live Wedding Painting | New Orleans, LA

by Benjamin Keys

Brooke + Jacob
Omni Royal Orleans
New Orleans, Lousiana
24 x 30 in. Canvas

We just checked another box on our dream wedding destination list: NEW ORLEANS! Last year we captured Brooke’s sister's wedding in Athens, GA (SEE THEIR WEDDING HERE!), and couldn’t have been happier when Brooke reached out to share she was engaged to Jacob and that they wanted Ben to capture their wedding with a live painting, too! We’ve been waiting for years for the stars to align with our schedule and being able to travel to New Orleans for a wedding. Of course, my (Jen’s) first question was: are you going to have a Second Line Parade! Needless to say, they did … and it was just one of the amazing details surrounding their celebration! Brooke and Jacob said I Do at St. Henry’s Catholic Church and then in classic New Orleans style, paraded to the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel for their reception! Located in the heart of the French Quarter, The Omni Royal Orleans is a dream. (If you’re visiting New Orleans, you MUST stay here!) The classic rod iron balconies are a stunner! Brooke and Jacob requested Ben to capture their first dance in their live painting … which was perfect for Brooke’s gorgeous ball gown! The Uncommon Camellia created and coordinate an incredible reception space - with gorgeous florals from Bella Bloom and a cake to die for by Pure Cakes Nola! And can we talk about their incredible BAND: The Phunky Monkeys were insanely good! Ben said that their painting just flowed together so naturally throughout the night. We’re so excited to share their finished live painting. Thanks so to much, Brooke + Jacob, for including us in your wedding day AND being our very first New Orleans wedding!!

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Ceremony Location: St. Henry’s Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA || Reception Location: Omni Royal Orleans Hotel || Planner: Uncommon Camillia || Photographer: Eau Claire Photographics || Florals: Bella Blooms Floral || Gown: Allure Bridals via Lulu’s Brides || Cake: Pure Cake || Live Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Band: The Phunky Monkeys

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