Live Wedding Painting | Miami, FL

by Benjamin Keys

Lexi + Maxx
Temple Beth Am
Miami, Florida
30 x 40 in. 

"When forever just doesn't sound long enough" ... Lexi + Maxx's wedding day was one of the most heartfelt expressions of a couple's love we've experienced.  And their wedding design and decor was just an overflow of that love they share!  Melissa Davis Designs created an incredible event experience that left us speechless when we entered the ballroom of Miami's Temple Beth Am.  Always Flowers and Events created flower centerpieces that were so modern and fresh - unlike anything we've seen!  And of course, we L O V E their L O V E sign that was created with hundreds of giant paper flowers!  As they danced their first dance to Ed Sheeran's song "Perfect," Ben was creating a painting live.  Needless to say, their live painting had no shortage of inspiration for Ben to draw from ... and we are so incredibly excited to share how their finished piece came together!  Such an unforgettable wedding day ... and couple!   

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Lexi + Maxx's reception at Miami's Temple Beth Am.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Lexi + Maxx's reception at Miami's Temple Beth Am.

Ceremony + Reception Location: Temple Beth Am, Miami, FL || Planning: Melissa Davis Designs || Photography: Emily Harris Photography || Videography: Senderey Video Productions || Floral Design: Always Flowers and Events || Cake: Publix || Gown Designer: Oscar de la Renta || Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Band: Libido Band

Live Wedding Painting: The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

by Benjamin Keys

The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead | Atlanta, Georgia
24 x 36 in. Live Wedding Painting

It's such a joy to share Allie and Andrew's finished live wedding painting!  For over a year and a half we counted down to their Atlanta wedding day.  And the best part: the live painting was a complete surprise!  Allie's mom commissioned Ben to capture their day before Allie had even selected their wedding venue ... and the surprise was well worth the wait!  Ben and I (Jen) will never forget the moment the surprise live painting was revealed.  Just before the reception began and the party started, Allie and Andrew walked through the ballroom to take in the spectacular decor and beauty!  As they walked around the ballroom, viewing the florals and the cake table, they made their way around to where Ben was set up painting.  Allie could hardly believe the surprise and couldn't believe it had been in the plans for so long!  Over the last year of planning, Allie's family has become so dear to us - making that moment even more special.  The funniest part is that several times during planning, Allie would ask her mom, "So have you heard about the idea of live painter? Maybe we should look into that?!"  We were so impressed they were able to keep the painting a secret!  Needless to say, Ben was so inspired as he captured their first dance.  Helene of Helene and Company coordinated and directed the wedding day in such an extraordinary way.  She led the most epic ballroom flip between the ceremony and reception that we've ever seen.  Bold American transformed the ballroom with some of the most innovative and luxurious floral arrangements that we've ever seen ... and the installation took place in under ONE hour!  The creativity and passion of the vendors alone was so inspiring to watch.  Robin Nathan Photography captured the day and we can't WAIT to share their images very soon!  Cheers to Allie + Andrew's incredible wedding day - what an honor to be part of such a special day!

Allie + Andrew's first dance captured by live wedding painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas.

Allie + Andrew's first dance captured by live wedding painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead || Planner: Helene of Helene and Company || Photography: Robin Nathan Photography || Catering: The Ritz || Florals: Bold American Events || Gown: Oscar de la Renta via Joan Pillow Bridal ||