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.

Live Wedding Painting | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Brookes + Donnie

Poplar Grove Plantation
Wilmington, North Carolina
24 x 36 in. | Oil on Canvas

It's such a high compliment to be commissioned to capture each and every wedding day.  And the highest of compliments when commissioning a "Keys" becomes a family tradition for each daughter's wedding day.  Brookes so enjoyed seeing Ben paint at her sister's wedding that she loved the idea of having her own day captured.  The best part was Brookes had the most creative idea for her painting ... capturing their First Look!  Such a lovely, intimate moment between the bride and groom - we loved this idea for a live painting!  We coordinated with the photographers and Ben set up his easel at the First Look location under Poplar Grove Plantation's iconic oak tree!  After the first look, they joined the wedding party and walked over to begin the ceremony.   A tented reception followed the ceremony, catered by the family's very own catering company!  Ben so enjoyed the evening and recognized many of the guests from Brookes' sister's wedding!  What an absolute honor to be part of Brookes and Donnie's wedding day: may this painting continue to steep with meaning year after year!

Brookes and Donnie's first look captured by live wedding painter, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas.

Brookes and Donnie's first look captured by live wedding painter, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas.

Ceremony + Reception Location: Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas