Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Jen + Jack
The Planter's Inn
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

When scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, I know a Pure Luxe Bride Wedding when I see one.  Francesca + Blake are a dynamic duo that have not only coordination down to a science, but have truly fine tuned their aesthetic that I would consider both glamourous and full of love.  Jen + Jack's wedding was just that, so full of love with pops of glam!  The two said I DO at the Planter's Inn, tucked away in the heart of downtown Charleston.  The courtyard in between the hotel and the ballroom provided the perfect, intimate backdrop for their ceremony.  Jen's mom commissioned Ben to capture their ceremony as the subject for their live wedding painting.  The coral, pink tone to the Planter's Inn is oh-so-Charleston with the iconic palmetto's framing the walkway.  Ben really enjoyed capturing the pink-green feel along with the patterns from his vantage point.  The ceremony was followed by a reception inside the ballroom - the Pure Luxe Bride team created gorgeous lush-green table runners with glamorous centerpieces.  (Their reception could have easily been a gorgeous wedding painting, too!)  One of the best parts of hosting a wedding at Planter's Inn is hand down, their culinary experience!  (Side Note: If you're visiting Charleston, experiencing their coconut cake is a MUST - just go online and read the accolades for this cake!)  Peninsula Grill created an exceptional menu for their wedding day - quite possibly some of the best wedding food we've experienced!  Needless to say, from the florals, to the food, to the intimate and iconic Charleston setting, Jen + Jack's wedding day was just perfect!  We can't WAIT to share their finished live wedding painting alongside the gorgeous photography from Aaron + Jillian Photography!  (The absolutely captured the day perfectly, too!)  

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Jen + Jack's ceremony hosted at downtown Charleston's Planter's Inn.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Jen + Jack's ceremony hosted at downtown Charleston's Planter's Inn.

 Wedding Planner| Designer:   Pure Luxe Bride  || Ceremony/Reception Venue:  Planters Inn || Catering & Bar Service:  Planters Inn || Florist:  Miele Events || Rentals: Synder & Polished! || Specialty Linen: Nuage Designs || Ceremony Music:  Bob Williams Duo || Reception Music: Melodic Entertainment || Photographer:  Aaron and Jillian Photography || Hair & Make Up:  Ash and Co. || First Look Transportation: Charleston Style Limo || Live Painting: Wed on Canvas || Invitations: Dodeline Design || Wedding Day Paper: Merrow Creative || Dress Designer: Vera Wang

Live Wedding Painting | Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Brittany + Jonathan
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

This sweet California couple fell in love with the South and decided to celebrate their wedding at Charleston's Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  The lawn of the Veranda House was the backdrop for their gorgeous, alfresco reception.  Brittany and Jonathan commissioned Ben to capture their first dance, which was accompanied by her father singing and playing guitar ... does it get any sweeter!  Ben was so inspired by the incredibly creative event design by Pure Luxe Bride.  He was able to set up his easel in a perfect location that allowed him to capture the unique lounge rentals and guests seated in front of the gorgeous plantation home in the background.  We always love working with Pure Luxe Bride because they allow Ben to truly be the artist and even set up wherever he feels is best to capture the best live painting.  Brittany was so excited about her Southern wedding and we are so pleased with her truly Southern Wedding Painting.  As guests were seated, dining alfresco underneath the edison bulbs and the Spanish Moss ... it was an absolutely unforgettable evening!  Cheers to this incredible couple ... now we just wish they lived closer!  We are so excited to share these incredible images that Dana Cubbage Weddings snapped from their day!  

Brittany + Jonathan commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, to capture their reception at Charleston's Magnolia Plantation.

Brittany + Jonathan commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, to capture their reception at Charleston's Magnolia Plantation.

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Brittany + Jonathan commissioned Ben to capture their first dance with a live wedding painting.

Brittany + Jonathan commissioned Ben to capture their first dance with a live wedding painting.

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Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Veranda at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC || Planning + Event Design: Pure Luxe Bride || Photographer: Dana Cubbage Weddings || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Florals: Branch Design Studio || Cake: Sablee || Wedding Gown: Essense of Australia via Blush Bridal Couture || Hair + Makeup: Ash & Co || Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm via Bella Bridesmaids || Rentals: EventWorks + Snyder || Catering: Salthouse Catering || Paper: Dodeline Design || Men's Attire: Hickey Freeman || Band: Travis Allison Band