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 | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Christina + Gabe
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Charleston, South Carolina

Lowndes Grove Plantation is one of our favorite venues tucked away along the riverfront in Downtown Charleston, SC.  Ben has had the opportunity to capture this venue many times, but never like THIS!  A family member commissioned Ben to capture Christina + Gabe's wedding day as a gift to them.  We were so excited to learn that Lindsey of A Charleston Bride was heading up their design and planning!  When we met for a creative meeting, we were absolutely blown away with their vision for an open-air tent over the reception area, completed with gorgeous draping, florals, and chandeliers!  Ben had so much fun capturing this creative reception layout along with a unique vantage point of the Plantation Home at Lowndes Grove.  Christina + Gabe had an absolutely perfect destination southern wedding here in Charleston!  We are so grateful for uber creative planners like the girls at A Charleston Bride who are always pressing the envelope and coming up with out of the box design ideas!  Cheers to an incredible creative wedding day!

Christina + Gabe celebrated their wedding at the iconic Lowndes Grove Plantation in downtown Charleston, SC. Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured a sweet moment on canvas of the newlyweds standing outside of their gorgeous al fresco tent there on the lawn.

Christina + Gabe celebrated their wedding at the iconic Lowndes Grove Plantation in downtown Charleston, SC. Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured a sweet moment on canvas of the newlyweds standing outside of their gorgeous al fresco tent there on the lawn.

Ceremony Location: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, SC || Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, SC || Planning: A Charleston Bride || Photography: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Lighting: TEC || Rentals: Snyder Rentals + Event Works + Ooh! Events || Bridal Dresser: Cacky's Bride Aid || Florals: On a Limb Floral Studio || Musical Entertainment: Seth G