Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Megan + Joey
William Aiken House
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. Canvas

Ben has painted many times at one of Charleston’s most iconic venues, the William Aiken House, but Megan and Joey’s wedding was our first ceremony capture there. With the gorgeous pergola, drapery, and spectacular backdrop of the ivy wall, it’s officially one of our favorite live paintings at William Aiken House. We went back and forth wight Megan and Joey trying to decide whether or not to capture the house in the backdrop of the painting and ultimately they decided on excluding the house. Honestly, we were thrilled with their decision because Ben had the opportunity to paint a new perspective. This beautiful couple, originally from New Orleans, chose Charleston as the location for their destination wedding - and the William Aiken House was the perfect setting for their sweet southern celebration. Peper Events coordinated their day beautifully and added such personal details, too! The couple’s photo-booth wall was one of our favorites that we’ve seen! Needless to say, we’re thrilled to unveil their finished live painting alongside the gorgeous photos from Marley Photography!

 Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Megan + Joey’s gorgeous Charleston ceremony in front of the iconic ivy wall at the William Aiken House.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Megan + Joey’s gorgeous Charleston ceremony in front of the iconic ivy wall at the William Aiken House.

 Photos by Charleston Wedding Photographer:  Marley Photography

Photos by Charleston Wedding Photographer: Marley Photography

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 Close Up of the details from Megan + Joey’s live wedding painting created at their ceremony at downtown Charleston’s William Aiken House.

Close Up of the details from Megan + Joey’s live wedding painting created at their ceremony at downtown Charleston’s William Aiken House.

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Ceremony + Reception Location: The William Aiken House, Charleston, SC via PPHG || Planning: Peper Events || Cake: PPHG || Catering: PPHG || Entertainment: Two 3 Ways || Rentals: Snyder Rentals || Lighting/Draping: Lowcountry Entertainment || Photography: Marley Photography || Florals: Fresh by Frampton’s || Officiant: Family Friend || Hair & Makeup: Pampered & Pretty || Live Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painting | Philadelphia, PA

by Benjamin Keys

Erika + Matt
The Kimmel Center
Hamilton Garden
Philadelphia, PA
24 x 36 in.

It’s always SUCH a joy to work with the Kyle Michelle Weddings team … in fact … when the girls send us an inquiry … it’s always a YES, YES, YES … just tell us WHERE! Not only is their day-of coordination so smooth and fun on the vendor end … their weddings are just GORGEOUS! Erika + Matt’s wedding was just that … flawless and beautiful … in the most breathtaking event space! Their ceremony and reception took place inside Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in the Hamilton Garden. Ben so enjoyed (the challenge of!) capturing the incredible windows that scale the side of the building and create this amazing modern pattern behind them. And of course, their ceremony flowers perfectly reflected the architecture of the space. Zach from Jessica Hendrix Photography captured this couple beautifully … oh my gosh they are adorable. Ben had such an incredible time creating their live painting and is so proud of how their live painting came together.

 Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured E+M’s breathtaking ceremony held at the Hamilton Garden inside Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured E+M’s breathtaking ceremony held at the Hamilton Garden inside Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

 Details of Facial Features of Erika + Matt’s live wedding painting created by artist Ben Keys during their Philadelphia wedding ceremony at The Kimmel Center.

Details of Facial Features of Erika + Matt’s live wedding painting created by artist Ben Keys during their Philadelphia wedding ceremony at The Kimmel Center.

 Close up of Erika + Matt’s live wedding painting that was created during their ceremony at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

Close up of Erika + Matt’s live wedding painting that was created during their ceremony at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

Ceremony + Reception Location: The Kimmel Center, Hamilton Garden, Philadephia, PA || Planner: Kyle Michelle Weddings || Photographer: Zach of Jessica Hendrix Photography || Flowers: Papertini Event Design || Catering: Garces Events || Band: CTO Artists || Cake: Sweet T’s Bakeshop || Gown: Lovely Bride Philadelphia || Suits: Enzo Custom || Live Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Officiant, Andy of The Wedding Pastor || Hair + Makeup: True Beauty Marks ||