Alison + Rally | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Alison + Rally
First Presbyterian Church
Wilmington, North Carolina
30 x 24 in.

It’s always such a joy to return to Wilmington, NC … where Ben first launched his art career! Alison and Rally’s felt like a client reunion because Ben had painted for so many of the guests whether live at an event or a commissioned house portrait. Needless to say, Ben had an absolute blast celebrating with Alison and Rally. They chose their ceremony as the subject of their live painting, highlighting their bridal party as well as the gorgeous architecture and stained glass of First Presbyterian Church. Architecture is one of Ben’s favorite backdrops to paint. There’s so much measuring and design involved that he finds it to be an exciting challenge. Needless to say, we’re thrilled to share their finished live wedding painting!

Alison + Rally commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas to capture their ceremony held at downtown Wilmington’s First Presbyterian Church.

Alison + Rally commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas to capture their ceremony held at downtown Wilmington’s First Presbyterian Church.

Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC || Reception Location: Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington, NC || Planner: Mary Beth Moore || Photographer: KMI Photography || Flowers: Design Perfection || Gown: Romona Keveza via Traditions by Anna || Cake: Publix || Band: Sleeping Booty || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas

Laura + Chris | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Laura + Chris
Cape Fear Country Club
Wilmington, North Carolina
24 x 30 in. Canvas

One of the highest compliments we've ever received is when Laura + Chris were planning their wedding and chose their date around Ben's availability!  Ben captured Laura's sister's wedding with a live painting (see Elizabeth's gorgeous painting here!) last year and their family was determined to have Ben celebrate with their family again!  Each live painting is special, but having the opportunity to paint for each sibling brings on a whole new level of meaning to us!  Laura and Chris' wedding day was indeed special, and Ben was welcome almost like family!  It was so fun to see and recognize so many guests and family members, too!  Cape Fear Country Club was a lovely backdrop for their day!  Laura chose the most beautiful color pallet that included deep fall wine shades popped with feminine lavender notes.  The hanging chandelier was an absolutely stunning centerpiece for their reception!  Honestly, being part of their day was a true honor and highlight to our year!  Cheers to this sweet couple and the opportunity to celebrate another joyous day with their family and friends!     

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Laura + Chris' first dance surrounded by their family and friends at Wilmington, NC's Cape Fear Country Club.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Laura + Chris' first dance surrounded by their family and friends at Wilmington, NC's Cape Fear Country Club.

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Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Laura + Chris' first dance at their reception held at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Laura + Chris' first dance at their reception held at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, NC.

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Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC || Reception Venue: Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington, NC || Photographer: Treebird Photography || Dress Designer Ellis Bridal, via The Wedding Dress Shoppe || Hair: Jamie Warzel || Makeup Danielle Forte || Flowers Design Perfection || Band Right to Party || Cake Imaginary Cakes