Live Wedding Painting | Keeley + Danny

by Benjamin Keys

Brooklyn Arts Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

Happy two year Anniversary to Keeley and Danny... AND... Wed on Canvas!  We thought this would be the perfect day to share the story of our first live wedding painting!

Bride to be Keeley, made a post on craigslist in search of an artist to paint on her wedding day.  Though Ben had been painting professionally for over 10 years, this was the moment Wed on Canvas was born.  We thought to ourselves, how amazing would it be to paint, live on such a significant occasion.  And that's how it all started.  So today, we wanted to share our first live wedding painting!

With a summer house nearby, Keeley and Danny decided Wilmington, North Carolina would be the perfect destination for their wedding.  They planned their wedding from New York, working with the incredible ladies of Salt Harbor Designs.  The Brooklyn Arts Center was a perfect venue, full of personality and character.  From the vintage luggage tags that doubled as a place-card and gift, to the Polaroids taken and strung along a clothesline, their day was a reflection of their love story.  You can feel the life, love, and celebration from these photos!

Cheers to Keeley and Danny, in celebration of our first wedding painting created two years ago today!  Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple that helped to launch Wed on Canvas!  

Live Wedding Painting // Wilmington, NC // The Brooklyn Arts Center // Photography Courtesy of KMI Photography
Bride's Bouquet // Live Wedding Painter Ben Keys // Wed on Canvas // The Brooklyn Arts Center // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography // Wilmington, NC Wedding
Bridal Portrait // Wilmington, NC Wedding // The Brooklyn Arts Center // Live Wedding Artist Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // KMI Photography
Bridesmaid with her bouquet // The Brooklyn Arts Center // Live Wedding Artist // Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Here Comes The Bride // Wilmington, NC Wedding // St. Mary Catholic Church // Live Wedding Painter // Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
St. Mary Catholic Church // Wilmington, NC Wedding Ceremony // Live Wedding Painter Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Just Married // St. Mary Catholic Church // Wilmington, NC Wedding // Ben Keys Live Wedding Artist of Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Wed on Canvas Live Wedding Artist Ben Keys // Riverboat Landing, Downtown Wilmington, NC // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Water Street, Wilmington, NC // Wed on Canvas, Live Wedding Artist, Ben Keys // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
The Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC // Live Wedding Artist Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Wedding Party // Wilmington, NC // Live Wedding Artist Ben Keys // The Brooklyn Arts Center // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Live Wedding Artist Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // Wilmington, NC Wedding // Wedding Table Décor // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Place Cards // The Brooklyn Arts Center // Wilmington, NC Wedding // Live Wedding Painter Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Artist Ben Keys painting live at The Brooklyn Arts center reception of Keeley and Danny.  // Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Live Wedding Artist Ben Keys Painting Live at Wilmington Wedding Reception // Wed on Canvas // Photo courtesy of KMI Photography
First Dance at The Brooklyn Arts Center // Wed on Canvas Painter Ben Keys painting Live // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Live Wedding Painting at The Brooklyn Arts Center by Ben Keys // Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Live Wedding Artist Ben Keys painting on location at The Brooklyn Arts Center // Wedding Painter // Wed on Canvas // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography
Wedding Artist Ben Keys paints live at Wimington wedding reception // Wed on Canvas // Photo courtesy of KMI Photography // Brooklyn Arts Center
Live Wedding Artist Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC Wedding Painting // Photo courtesy of KMI Photography
Live Wedding Painter Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas // The Brooklyn Arts Center // Wilmington, NC // Photo Courtesy of KMI Photography

Photography // KMI Photography

Ceremony // St. Mary Catholic Church, Wilmington, NC

Reception // The Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC

Wedding Planner // Salt Harbor Designs  

Transportation // The London Taxi, Wilmington Trolley, and Wilmington Pedicab

Music // Andrew Thielen Big Band  

Catering // A Southern Thyme

Bride's Gown // Priscilla of Boston, New York, New York.