Live Wedding Painting | Andrews, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Jessica + Ryan
Hawkesdene House
Andrews, NC
24 x 36 in. | Oil on Canvas

We are so excited to share Jessica and Ryan's live wedding painting that Ben captured of their reception at the Hawkesdene House in Andrews, NC.  As we were working with Ashley of The Graceful Host to finalize the subject of their reception painting, we realize that the traditional first dance moment wouldn't capture the beauty of the florals and decor under the tent.  Due to the layout of the venue, the first dance moment would have missed capturing all of the event details that Jessica + Ryan loved planning and seeing come to life.  We then pitched the idea of having Ben capture the cake cutting, which was placed in the center of the tent and surrounded by a perfect view of the reception details.  We were so thrilled with how their painting came together!  Ben loved capturing the details of their lush greenery arrangements and the chandeliers that made for such a romantic evening.  Ashley has such an eye for styling and planning events, that we just knew this was the best decision!  Needless to say, we love it when couples have creative ideas and allow us to think outside the box alongside them.  Cheers to this incredible couple and their gorgeous North Carolina mountain wedding day!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jessica + Ryan's cake cutting during their reception at the Hawkesdene House in Andrews, NC.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jessica + Ryan's cake cutting during their reception at the Hawkesdene House in Andrews, NC.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Hawkesdene House, Andrews, NC || Planning: The Graceful Host || Florals: New Creations Flower Co ||  Rentals: Party Reflections + Nuage Designs + Classic Event Rental || Stationery: Elisabeth Rose || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Gown: Bellissima || 

Live Wedding Painting | Cashiers, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Megan + Justin
Sawyer Family Farmstead
Glenville, North Carolina
24 x 36 in. | Oil on Canvas

We are so thrilled to share Megan + Justin's finished live wedding painting today!  We met Megan during Maggie + Glenn's wedding.  (Check out their gorgeous wedding painting here!)  Megan was a bridesmaid in Maggie's wedding and met Ben while he was capturing their wedding reception with a live painting.  Megan loved the painting she saw at her best friend's wedding and decided it would be perfect for her own wedding, too!  (And how special for two best friends to have a piece by the same painter!)  Needless to say, Ben considered it such an honor to travel to Glenville, NC just outside of Cashiers to capture their ceremony at Sawyer Family Farmstead.  The couple chose the ceremony view overlooking the gorgeous mountains as the subject for their live wedding painting.  We are so glad they did - the view is just breathtaking there!  Ben was so proud of how their landscape painting came together and we are so excited to share their finished piece!  

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Megan + Justin's ceremony overlooking the breathtaking mountain view from Sawyer Family Farmstead in Cashiers, NC.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Megan + Justin's ceremony overlooking the breathtaking mountain view from Sawyer Family Farmstead in Cashiers, NC.