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.

Lindsay + Alex | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Lindsay + Alex
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in.

We love surprises!  Lindsay's sweet mother surprised her and Alex with a live wedding painting on their big day!  As Charleston locals, the couple chose the iconic low country landscape of Lowndes Grove Plantation as the backdrop for their wedding celebration.  Needless to say, this view is always so inspirational for Ben to capture.  The canopy of oak trees with the cotton candy sunset shining through over the water is always such a breathtaking view.  Though we've had many weddings at this gorgeous venue, there's not a single sunset that's the same, making each painting unique!  Lindsay and Alex chose Jacqueline of Sweetgrass Social to coordinate and design their wedding day.  From the gorgeous floral arch to the ceremony floral pieces at the entryway, Ben loved capturing their vows.  (Branch Design Studio created GORGEOUS floral arrangements, including a spectacular hanging floral chandelier under their tented reception.  There were so many heartfelt details in every design decision, making this day a true celebration of their love uniting as one.  We are thrilled to share images captured by Marni Rothschild of the details!!  Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Lindsay and Alex at a local coffee shop to deliver their finished painting.  Ben was so grateful to hear just how meaningful the painting is to them... and that they have already chosen a place for it over the mantel in their living room!  Cheers to this incredible Charleston bride and groom - what a joy to celebrate their gorgeous wedding day.  

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Lindsay + Alex's gorgeous waterfront ceremony at downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation 

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Lindsay + Alex's gorgeous waterfront ceremony at downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation 

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Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, capturing L+A's ceremony at downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, capturing L+A's ceremony at downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

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Ben continues working on L+A's live ceremony painting during throughout their reception also held at Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Ben continues working on L+A's live ceremony painting during throughout their reception also held at Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, SC || Planning: Jaqueline of Sweetgrass Social || Photographer: Marni Rothschild || Videographer: Nest Productions || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Florist: Branch Design Studio || Band: Loose Chain || Rentals: Ohh! Events + Snyder || Lighting: TEC || Exit Transportation: Vintage Bentley, Tri County Transportation || Hair/Makeup: Charlotte Belk || Catering: Patrick Properties || Cake: Patrick Properties || Officiant: Gary Beson