Alison + Rally | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Alison + Rally
First Presbyterian Church
Wilmington, North Carolina
30 x 24 in.

It’s always such a joy to return to Wilmington, NC … where Ben first launched his art career! Alison and Rally’s felt like a client reunion because Ben had painted for so many of the guests whether live at an event or a commissioned house portrait. Needless to say, Ben had an absolute blast celebrating with Alison and Rally. They chose their ceremony as the subject of their live painting, highlighting their bridal party as well as the gorgeous architecture and stained glass of First Presbyterian Church. Architecture is one of Ben’s favorite backdrops to paint. There’s so much measuring and design involved that he finds it to be an exciting challenge. Needless to say, we’re thrilled to share their finished live wedding painting!

Alison + Rally commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas to capture their ceremony held at downtown Wilmington’s First Presbyterian Church.

Alison + Rally commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas to capture their ceremony held at downtown Wilmington’s First Presbyterian Church.

Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC || Reception Location: Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington, NC || Planner: Mary Beth Moore || Photographer: KMI Photography || Flowers: Design Perfection || Gown: Romona Keveza via Traditions by Anna || Cake: Publix || Band: Sleeping Booty || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painting | Figure 8 Island Yacht Club

by Benjamin Keys

Ashlyn + Kevin
Figure 8 Island Yacht Club
Wilmington, North Carolina

Ashlyn + Kevin’s New Year’s Eve wedding was absolutely unforgettable! This sweet couple chose (our favorite NC venue!) Figure 8 Island Yacht Club as the backdrop for their celebration. Let’s first start with their decision to build their reception dance floor … OVER … the pool! You heard us right, they actually tented the club pool and built a clear floor for all the dancing! Talk about a first dance painting … and to top it all off … confetti! We’ve been so excited to capture a confetti moment in a live painting! Jennifer, Figure 8’s Event Coordinator, pulled off an extraordinary evening! We’ve been celebrating weddings and events here at F8IYC for years and years … and each one so unique and so special! We’re thrilled to share Ashlyn + Kevin’s finished live painting.

Ben Keys, Live Wedding Painter, captured Ashlyn + Kevin’s New Year’s Eve wedding at the beautiful Figure 8 Island Yacht Club located in Wilmington, NC.

Ben Keys, Live Wedding Painter, captured Ashlyn + Kevin’s New Year’s Eve wedding at the beautiful Figure 8 Island Yacht Club located in Wilmington, NC.