Live Wedding Painter captures downtown Richmond's iconic Jefferson Hotel.

by Benjamin Keys

Lauren + Jordan

The Jefferson Hotel
Richmond, Virginia
24 x 36 in. | Oil on Canvas

What a joy it was to return to downtown Richmond's iconic Jefferson Hotel for Lauren and Jordan's wedding day.  Jordan's mother commissioned Ben to capture their first dance about a year before their wedding date ... and the best part was that she was able to keep their live wedding painting a surprise for an entire year!  Needless to say, it was well worth the wait!  Ben was so inspired by the beautiful historic architecture of The Empire Ballroom with her sparkling vintage chandeliers and dreamy blush uplighting.  Blooms at The Jefferson created statement centerpieces that so perfectly highlighted the elegant beauty of the evening.  The ballroom was absolutely glowing for this sweet couple shared their first dance as husband and wife, surrounded by their family and closest friends!  What an absolute honor to be part of their wedding day!  

The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA | Live Wedding Painting

The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA | Live Wedding Painting

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Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas | Photo by Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas | Photo by Wed on Canvas

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Live Wedding Painting by Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painting by Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

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We loved their custom Coke bottles given to each guest at the end of the reception!

We loved their custom Coke bottles given to each guest at the end of the reception!

Custom Stationery featuring the newlyweds' live wedding painting | Photo by Wed on Canvas

Custom Stationery featuring the newlyweds' live wedding painting | Photo by Wed on Canvas

Venue: The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA || Photography: Mike Topham Photography || Event Planning: Jimmy at The Jefferson || Catering: The Jefferson || Florals: Blooms at The Jefferson || Cake: The Jefferson || Live Wedding Artist: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas