Francesca + Justin | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Francesca + Justin
Wingate Plantation
Charleston, South Carolina
30 x 24 in.

Cheers to Francesca + Justin’s 10th Anniversary celebration. After an intimate vow renewal, they welcomed their family and friends to celebrate, including US! That’s right, we were guests for once!!! We started the evening with champagne gorgeously styled in Justin’s vintage car ... followed by a delicious al fresco dinner with incredible music underneath chandeliers the sweet southern oak trees at Wingate Plantation. It was a dream Charleston evening ... and we loved celebrating with them. Francesca and Justin have been dear friends since we moved to Charleston ... we’ve watched our business grow and been there for each other personally and professionally over the years.

Charleston Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Francesca + Justin’s intimate Vow Renewal at Wingate Plantation.

Charleston Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Francesca + Justin’s intimate Vow Renewal at Wingate Plantation.

Venue Location: Wingate Plantation, Charleston, SC || Design: Pure Luxe Bride || Photographer: The Happy Bloom || Videography: Dock House Digital || Florals: Petaloso || Calligraphy: J. Lily Design || Rentals: Event Works + Ooh! Events || Lounge: 428 Main || Lighting: Charleston Uplighting || Catering: Lewis BBQ || Bar Service: Squeeze Cocktails || Sweets: Holy City Waffles || Music: The Charleston Wedding Band || Invitations: Shutterfly || Beauty: Pampered and Pretty XO || Gown: Monique Lhuillier via BHLDN || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painting | Athens, GA

by Benjamin Keys

Claire + Patrick
The Classic Center
Athens, GA
24 x 30 in.

Claire and Patrick tied the Knot on the campus of the University of Georgia and Ben was so thrilled to be invited to capture their first dance with a live wedding painting.  Claire hired Emily of Stella Harper Events to coordinate their day and oh my goodness, how we loved working with Emily!  (So much so that now we wished we lived in the same city!)  From the UGA Chapel to their reception at the Classic Center, every detail was unique and so colorful.  Ben was excited to highlight their gorgeous floral arrangements in the foreground of the painting.  And Claire's gown was one of the prettiest we've seen!  The lace detail on the bodice was just breathtaking, unique but also timeless!  What a joy to celebrate with their family and friends and collaborate with a great team of vendors.  Needless to say, we're so excited to share their bright and colorful live wedding painting ... their painting is such a reflection of the love these two share!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Claire + Patrick's first dance at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Claire + Patrick's first dance at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

ceremony location: THE UGA CHAPEL || reception location: THE CLASSIC CENTER || planning: EMILY, STELLA HARPER EVENTS  || photography: TWO CHICS PHOTOGRAPHY || videography: RUSS FELTMAN FILMS || live wedding painter: BEN KEYS of WED ON CANVAS || catering: LEVY RESTAURANTS || florals: FLOWERS BY POSY || hair + makeup: HEIDI, FORMAL FACES || band: CELEBRITY ALL STAR BAND || ceremony harpist: MONICA HARGRAVE