Courtyard + Cobblestones 2017 | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Havana to Wed

This years Courtyard + Cobblestones event was absolutely incredible ... it seems that each year this event becomes more and more inspiring.  Ben and I initially launched Wed on Canvas in Wilmington, NC.  This close-knit wedding community will always be our first home.  Needless to say, we were thrilled to be paired with an incredible team including our friends at Salt Harbor Designs, Millie Holloman Photography, and Life Stage Films.  Salt Harbor Designs completely transformed Bakery 105 with what have officially become our favorite florals to date!  Ben so enjoyed capturing all the beauty with a live painting ... here are a few photos from this gorgeous event!

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Location: Bakery 105, Wilmington, NC || Design and Coordination: Salt Harbor Designs || Photography: Millie Holloman Photography || Videography: Life Stage Films || Catering: 128 South Catering || Mixologist: Anthony Palermo || Cake & Sweets:  One Belle Bakery || Live Wedding Painting:  Wed on Canvas || Live Music:  Doug Irving Trio || Live Music:  Maura Kropke – violinist || Jewelry: Reeds Jewelers || Transportation:  Wilmington Trolley Co. || Specialty Decor:  Pressed Cotton || Specialty || Rentals: Custom Home Furnishings & Design || Linens, Tents, & Rentals:  Party Suppliers & Rentals || Lighting:  High Performance Lighting

Jill and Thomas

by Benjamin Keys

Figure 8 Island Yacht Club | Live Wedding Painting

Figure 8 Island, NC

Effortless beauty and graceful style.  Jill and Thomas' wedding photos are sure to take your breath away.  Kellie Kano's photos capture this sweet couple's love for one another and in such a pure way.  This wedding, beautifully styled by Jennifer Mitchell of Figure 8 Island Yacht Club incorporated so many heartfelt, personal touches.  Details like the cross they stood before as they exchanged their vows was decorated with sand dollars their family and friends have collected over the years.  Those same friends and family joined together to hire Ben to paint live during their ceremony and reception.  You could feel the love and support that surrounded them.  The coastal marsh of Figure 8 Island created a beautiful backdrop for this live wedding painting.  It's our hope that this painting will (for generations) serve as a sweet memory of the love and blessing that surrounded this couple as they said, "I do."      

Jill and Thomas | 24 x 30 in. Oil on Canvas | Figure 8 Island Yacht Club

Jill and Thomas | 24 x 30 in. Oil on Canvas | Figure 8 Island Yacht Club

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Photography || Kellie Kano Photography
Wedding Planner || Jennifer Mitchell, Figure 8 Island Yacht Club
Ceremony || Figure 8 Island Yacht Club
Reception || Figure 8 Island Yacht Club
Gown || Monique Lhuillier
Hair || Sunny Lee, Harbour Club Day Spa
Make Up || Tess Wheatley, Blush Haus of Beaute'
Florist || Beautiful Flowers by June
Cake || Anna Echols, One Belle Bakery
Caterer || Figure 8 Yacht Club
Band ||
Complete Desire
Videography || Lifestage Films