Live Wedding Painting | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Jenna + Justin
The New Hanover County Arboretum
Wilmington, North Carolina
24 x 30 in.

Having painted in Wilmington for over a decade, this city is so special to Ben. Needless to say, each of our Wilmington weddings hold a special place in our hearts. When Jenna called and shared that she and Justin had chosen the New Hanover County Arboretum … we were thrilled about the possibility of their live painting! This dreamy garden setting with the gorgeous oak trees was indeed the perfect setting for their celebration! Ben loved capturing their full bridal party, too! What an absolute joy to celebrate with this sweet, sweet couple!

Wilmington Live Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jenna + Justin’s dreamy garden ceremony that was held at the New Hanover County Arboretum.

Wilmington Live Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jenna + Justin’s dreamy garden ceremony that was held at the New Hanover County Arboretum.

Ceremony + Reception Location: New Hanover County Arboretum, Wilmington, NC || Planning: Mary Beth Moore || Photographer + Videographer: Erin Costa Photography and Wedding Films || Catering: Middle of the Island || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Flowers: Angie Waller || Hair + Makeup: Makeup By Amy Kennison + Jamie Warzel Hair and Makeup || Gown: Maggie Sottero || Cake: Donut Inn || DJ: Keith Waller

Laura + Chris | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Laura + Chris
Cape Fear Country Club
Wilmington, North Carolina
24 x 30 in. Canvas

One of the highest compliments we've ever received is when Laura + Chris were planning their wedding and chose their date around Ben's availability!  Ben captured Laura's sister's wedding with a live painting (see Elizabeth's gorgeous painting here!) last year and their family was determined to have Ben celebrate with their family again!  Each live painting is special, but having the opportunity to paint for each sibling brings on a whole new level of meaning to us!  Laura and Chris' wedding day was indeed special, and Ben was welcome almost like family!  It was so fun to see and recognize so many guests and family members, too!  Cape Fear Country Club was a lovely backdrop for their day!  Laura chose the most beautiful color pallet that included deep fall wine shades popped with feminine lavender notes.  The hanging chandelier was an absolutely stunning centerpiece for their reception!  Honestly, being part of their day was a true honor and highlight to our year!  Cheers to this sweet couple and the opportunity to celebrate another joyous day with their family and friends!     

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Laura + Chris' first dance surrounded by their family and friends at Wilmington, NC's Cape Fear Country Club.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Laura + Chris' first dance surrounded by their family and friends at Wilmington, NC's Cape Fear Country Club.

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Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Laura + Chris' first dance at their reception held at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Laura + Chris' first dance at their reception held at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC.

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Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC || Reception Venue: Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington, NC || Photographer: Treebird Photography || Dress Designer Ellis Bridal, via The Wedding Dress Shoppe || Hair: Jamie Warzel || Makeup Danielle Forte || Flowers Design Perfection || Band Right to Party || Cake Imaginary Cakes