Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Blake + Charles
The Gadsden House
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 36 in. Canvas

It is with so much joy that we share Blake + Charles finished live painting from their wedding that was held at Charleston’s dreamy downtown venue called The Gadsden House. We’ve literally travelled around the world for weddings and events, but there’s just something magical about a Charleston wedding ... and ESPECIALLY when the bride is also a Charleston Wedding Planner! We’ve known Blake since she started with Francesca at Pure Luxe Bride and have enjoyed capturing so many of their weddings. Needless to say, we were ecstatic when Francesca reached out and said that she wanted to gift Blake and Charles a live painting as a wedding gift. We completely agree: BEST GIFT EVER! The anticipation leading up to Blake and Charles’ wedding day was killer … but oh so worth the wait! Their event design was a dream … dream ceremony, dream candlelit dinner, dream flowers, dream venue, and dream guests having the best time celebrating an incredible couple! The truth is, their wedding day was a beautiful expression of their love … and Ben so enjoyed capturing all the joy! We’re thrilled to share their finished live painting!

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Ceremony + Reception Location: The Gadsden House || Wedding Planning & Design: Pure Luxe Bride || Day-of Production & Coordination: Sweetgrass Social || Catering: Mosaic || Bar: King Street Hospitality Group || Cake: Sablee || Florist: Petaloso || Rentals: Event Works || Lounge: 428 Main || Lighting/specialty rentals: Ooh! Events || Custom Linens: Nuage || Ceremony Music: Bob Williams Duo || Reception Music: Charleston Groove Factory || Photographer: Aaron and Jillian || Videographer: Film Anywhere Productions || Officiant: Len Ripley || Hair/Makeup: Ash & Co. || Getaway: Charleston Style Limo || Calligraphy: J.Lily Design || Live Painting: Wed on Canvas || Dancefloor Decal: Charleston Wraps || Baby Sitter: Simply Southern Sitters || Wedding Dress Designer: Calla Blanche via Verita || Hair Accessory: Emma Katzka Bridal || Invitations: Whimsy B. Paperie

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