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

Live Wedding Painting | Lowndes Grove Plantation, 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