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 

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