A live wedding painting of glamorous North Carolina ballroom reception.

by Benjamin Keys

Maggie + Glenn

Prestonwood Country Club
Cary, North Carolina
24 x 36 in. | Oil on Canvas

It's such a small world.  I love when you cross paths with someone, even for just a brief season, and then you're blessed to meet again years down the road.  When Maggie called to inquire about a live wedding painting to capture her glamorous wedding day, I (Jen) just knew there was a familiarity to her!  Sure enough, our paths had crossed while we were college students!  Planning for Maggie's wedding day painting felt like the opposite of work, and more like girl-talk as her dream wedding plans were coming together.  What an absolute honor it was for Ben to capture their first dance during their reception at Cary's Prestonwood Country Club located in Raleigh, NC.  The soft blush and amber uplighting gave the room such a glamorous glow.  The blush and gold table accents were shimmering under the gorgeous floral centerpieces!  Their first dance was absolute magic!  Maggie's blush gown with soft organza layers was every girl's DREAM wedding gown ... and she was absolutely radiating!  The uber talented, Perry Vaile photographed the day.  {Follow Perry on Instagram ... each photograph is editorial ready!}  It's so exciting to share photos from the wedding alongside the finished live painting so you're able to see all the beauty Ben was inspired by as he created their painting.  Cheers to newlyweds Maggie and Glenn: May this painting bring years and years of joy as you remember your joyous wedding day!

Maggie and Glenn's first dance captured live by wedding artist, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

Maggie and Glenn's first dance captured live by wedding artist, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

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Nothing says southern wedding like magnolia leaves and monograms on the chapel doors!

Nothing says southern wedding like magnolia leaves and monograms on the chapel doors!

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Ben Keys, wedding artist of Wed on Canvas, painting live during Maggie + Glenn's first dance.

Ben Keys, wedding artist of Wed on Canvas, painting live during Maggie + Glenn's first dance.

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Ceremony Location: Jones Chapel at Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina || Reception Venue: Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, North Carolina || Photography: Perry Vaile Photography  || Live Wedding Artist: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas