Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Megan + Joey
William Aiken House
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. Canvas

Ben has painted many times at one of Charleston’s most iconic venues, the William Aiken House, but Megan and Joey’s wedding was our first ceremony capture there. With the gorgeous pergola, drapery, and spectacular backdrop of the ivy wall, it’s officially one of our favorite live paintings at William Aiken House. We went back and forth wight Megan and Joey trying to decide whether or not to capture the house in the backdrop of the painting and ultimately they decided on excluding the house. Honestly, we were thrilled with their decision because Ben had the opportunity to paint a new perspective. This beautiful couple, originally from New Orleans, chose Charleston as the location for their destination wedding - and the William Aiken House was the perfect setting for their sweet southern celebration. Peper Events coordinated their day beautifully and added such personal details, too! The couple’s photo-booth wall was one of our favorites that we’ve seen! Needless to say, we’re thrilled to unveil their finished live painting alongside the gorgeous photos from Marley Photography!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Megan + Joey’s gorgeous Charleston ceremony in front of the iconic ivy wall at the William Aiken House.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Megan + Joey’s gorgeous Charleston ceremony in front of the iconic ivy wall at the William Aiken House.

Photos by Charleston Wedding Photographer:  Marley Photography

Photos by Charleston Wedding Photographer: Marley Photography

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Close Up of the details from Megan + Joey’s live wedding painting created at their ceremony at downtown Charleston’s William Aiken House.

Close Up of the details from Megan + Joey’s live wedding painting created at their ceremony at downtown Charleston’s William Aiken House.

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Ceremony + Reception Location: The William Aiken House, Charleston, SC via PPHG || Planning: Peper Events || Cake: PPHG || Catering: PPHG || Entertainment: Two 3 Ways || Rentals: Snyder Rentals || Lighting/Draping: Lowcountry Entertainment || Photography: Marley Photography || Florals: Fresh by Frampton’s || Officiant: Family Friend || Hair & Makeup: Pampered & Pretty || Live Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Lauren + Dante
William Aiken House
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in.

We are so blessed with the opportunity to travel extensively to some of the most premier wedding venues across the country ... and at the end of the day, we're so proud to call Charleston, SC home.  The William Aiken House, located in the heart of downtown, is such an iconic expression of the beauty of southern hospitality.  That coupled with working with Pure Luxe Bride, and the result is a dream wedding day!  Lauren + Dante chose Francesca and Blake to design and style their gorgeous day ... and we loved that their first dance was positioned with a perfect view of the House in the backdrop.  Architecture is also one of Ben's favorite subjects to paint as he loves the play of shadow and light along with the design and angles.  Needless to say, we're thrilled to share their finished live painting.  Ben so enjoyed getting to know Lauren + Dante's family and friends as he painted throughout the evening.  We hope this painting brings a lifetime of joy.  Cheers to this amazing couple and an unforgettable Charleston wedding day!  

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Lauren + Dante's first dance with downtown Charleston's iconic William Aiken House as the backdrop.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Lauren + Dante's first dance with downtown Charleston's iconic William Aiken House as the backdrop.

Ceremony Location: St. Mary of the Annunciation, Charleston, SC || Reception Location: William Aiken House, Charleston, SC || Catering/Bar/Cake: Patrick Properties || Florist: Branch Design Studio || Tent: Snyder Events || Rentals: EventWorks Rentals || Lighting/Lounge: Ooh! Events || Champagne Tower: 428 Main || Reception Music: The Maxx Band || Photographer: Marni Rothschild Pictures || Video: Dock House Digital || Hair/Makeup: Charlotte Belk || Guests transportation + Getaway: Lowcountry Valet || Bridal party/bride + groom transportation: Charleston Style Limo || Live Wedding Painter: Wed on Canvas || Wedding Dress Designer: Sarah Nouri for ceremony, Nardos Imam for reception