Jennifer + Frank | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Jennifer + Frank
Figure 8 Island Yacht Club
Wilmington, North Carolina
24 x 30 in. Canvas

There are some venues that just hold a very special place in our hearts, and Figure 8 Island is one of them!  One of Ben's very first live wedding paintings was there at the Figure 8 Island Yacht Club and we've had the joy of returning year after year.  Wilmington is also the location that Ben launched his professional art career, capturing the coastal landscape and architecture of the area.  (Check out BenKeys.com to see more of these paintings!)  Ben has been known for these coastal works that have been collected and shown in galleries for over a decade.  It's always a beautiful moment when Ben is able to capture a wedding live that also happens to have the backdrop of a gorgeous coastal landscape ... in some ways, it's the best of both worlds!  When Jennifer shared that she was hoping for a simple wedding painting that captured their ceremony and the gorgeous view, we were absolutely thrilled!  Sometimes, less truly is more ... and allowing the backdrop to have a priority really speaks to how special this location and landscape is to their family.  Their Fall wedding was breathtaking overlooking the waterfront view of the marsh and boats.  Ben truly felt at home creating their painting.  We are so thrilled to share their finished piece and hope that it always brings a sense of "home" to this sweet couple.  

The waterfront view of Figure 8 Island Yacht Club was a perfect backdrop for Jennifer + Frank's live wedding painting by painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas.

The waterfront view of Figure 8 Island Yacht Club was a perfect backdrop for Jennifer + Frank's live wedding painting by painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas.

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Ceremony + Reception Location: Figure 8 Island Yacht Club, Wilmington, NC || Planning: Jennifer with F8IYC || Photography: Theo Milo Photography 

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.