Live Wedding Painting | Rye, NY

by Benjamin Keys

Ariel + Ryan
Westchester Country Club
Rye, New York
24 x 36 in. Canvas

We L O V E surprises ... and Ryan sure did coordinate an incredible surprise for his bride, Ariel, during their first dance!  Ryan actually had Thomas Rhett pre-record an accoustic version of "Die A Happy Man" that was played on a screen as they danced for the first time as husband and wife.  Does it get any more romantic than this!?!  This huge surprise made capturing their first dance even more special for their live painting.  The icing on the cake is that Ariel and her mother are also event planners ... so you can imagine their wedding day was just incredible!  Westchester Country Club was a spectacular backdrop for their reception and Ben was so honored to capture all the pretty of their day!

 Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured A+R's romantic first dance during their reception held at Long Island's Westchester Country Club in New York.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured A+R's romantic first dance during their reception held at Long Island's Westchester Country Club in New York.

Reception Venue: Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY || Planning: Monique Banks Party || Photography: Brett Matthews Photography || Florals: Bastille Florals & Events and  Carolyn Dempsey Design || Live Wedding Painting: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Cake: Rob Ben-Israel, RBI Cakes || Gown: Lihi Hod || Hair: Ester Rojas || Makeup: Mirna Jose || 

Live Wedding Painting | Miami, FL

by Benjamin Keys

Lexi + Maxx
Temple Beth Am
Miami, Florida
30 x 40 in. 

"When forever just doesn't sound long enough" ... Lexi + Maxx's wedding day was one of the most heartfelt expressions of a couple's love we've experienced.  And their wedding design and decor was just an overflow of that love they share!  Melissa Davis Designs created an incredible event experience that left us speechless when we entered the ballroom of Miami's Temple Beth Am.  Always Flowers and Events created flower centerpieces that were so modern and fresh - unlike anything we've seen!  And of course, we L O V E their L O V E sign that was created with hundreds of giant paper flowers!  As they danced their first dance to Ed Sheeran's song "Perfect," Ben was creating a painting live.  Needless to say, their live painting had no shortage of inspiration for Ben to draw from ... and we are so incredibly excited to share how their finished piece came together!  Such an unforgettable wedding day ... and couple!   

 Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Lexi + Maxx's reception at Miami's Temple Beth Am.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Lexi + Maxx's reception at Miami's Temple Beth Am.

Ceremony + Reception Location: Temple Beth Am, Miami, FL || Planning: Melissa Davis Designs || Photography: Emily Harris Photography || Videography: Senderey Video Productions || Floral Design: Always Flowers and Events || Cake: Publix || Gown Designer: Oscar de la Renta || Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Band: Libido Band