Wedding Painting Commissioned from Photos | Atlanta, GA

by Benjamin Keys

Hapner Series
3 Paintings | 11 x 14 in. 

Each and every painting is special to us, but Stephanie took our sentimental hearts to a new level!  Ben captured Stephanie + Anthony's gorgeous downtown Atlanta wedding with a live painting back in October or 2016.  (Check out their first original live wedding painting here!)  As a thank you gift to her sweet father for giving them the wedding of their dreams, Stephanie commissioned Ben to create a series of three paintings.  Of course, we L O V E D her idea and thought it was the most creative and thoughtful gift ever!  Stephanie sent over 3 images that she loved and Ben then used them to create each painting.  The first was a painting of Stephanie and her Dad's Father of the Bride Dance during the reception.  The second was a sweet close up of her Mom + Dad dancing.  The third was a fun painting of her sister, Britt, dancing with her Dad.  Needless to say, we are just over-the-moon in love with her idea!  Ben had so much fun creating each piece!  We hope these paintings season with meaning year after year as they remember their special wedding day!  

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venue: INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, Atlanta, GA || planning: HELEN & COMPANY || live wedding painter: Ben Keys of WED ON CANVAS || 

Live Wedding Painting | Athens, GA

by Benjamin Keys

Claire + Patrick
The Classic Center
Athens, GA
24 x 30 in.

Claire and Patrick tied the Knot on the campus of the University of Georgia and Ben was so thrilled to be invited to capture their first dance with a live wedding painting.  Claire hired Emily of Stella Harper Events to coordinate their day and oh my goodness, how we loved working with Emily!  (So much so that now we wished we lived in the same city!)  From the UGA Chapel to their reception at the Classic Center, every detail was unique and so colorful.  Ben was excited to highlight their gorgeous floral arrangements in the foreground of the painting.  And Claire's gown was one of the prettiest we've seen!  The lace detail on the bodice was just breathtaking, unique but also timeless!  What a joy to celebrate with their family and friends and collaborate with a great team of vendors.  Needless to say, we're so excited to share their bright and colorful live wedding painting ... their painting is such a reflection of the love these two share!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Claire + Patrick's first dance at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Claire + Patrick's first dance at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

ceremony location: THE UGA CHAPEL || reception location: THE CLASSIC CENTER || planning: EMILY, STELLA HARPER EVENTS  || photography: TWO CHICS PHOTOGRAPHY || videography: RUSS FELTMAN FILMS || live wedding painter: BEN KEYS of WED ON CANVAS || catering: LEVY RESTAURANTS || florals: FLOWERS BY POSY || hair + makeup: HEIDI, FORMAL FACES || band: CELEBRITY ALL STAR BAND || ceremony harpist: MONICA HARGRAVE