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

Live Wedding Painting | Kiawah Island, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Sarah + Daniel
The River Course at Kiawah Island Golf Club
Kiawah Island, SC
24 x 30 in. Canvas

It's always so exciting when Ben has the opportunity to capture a venue for the first time.  And it's an added bonus when he's also capturing the gorgeous event design from A Charleston Bride.  We had so much fun planning for Sarah and Daniel's live wedding painting, and Ben was so proud with how the finished piece came together.  The romantic soft French blues and lush greenery throughout the ballroom were just beautiful.  The large open windows of The River Course at Kiawah Island Club allowed for not only a great view, but also lovely light as Ben was painting.  Sarah wore the most dreamy custom lace ball gown by Modern Trousseau.  (After having worked for Modern Trousseau, I can always spot their gowns!)  Her gown was perfect for their wedding day!  We are so excited to share their finished live painting.  What an absolute joy to be part of their day!

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Sarah + Daniel's first dance at the beautiful River Course at Kiawah Island Golf Club.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Sarah + Daniel's first dance at the beautiful River Course at Kiawah Island Golf Club.

venue: THE RIVER COURSE at KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF CLUB || planning + design: Haley Kelly of A CHARLESTON BRIDE || cake: DELICIOUS DESSERTS || photography: AMELIA + DAN || live wedding painter: Ben Keys of  WED ON CANVAS || gown: MODERN TROUSSEAU