Live wedding painting at Historic Charleston's French Huguenot Church.

by Benjamin Keys

Stephanie + Patrick

French Huguenot Church
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

When a couple comes together, they bring the best of both worlds.  This was {literally} the case for Stephanie and Patrick.  On their wedding day, guests joined together from all over the world for their romantic celebration here in Charleston, SC.  I {Jen} had so much fun getting to know Stephanie as she was planning the wedding and we were finalizing the wedding painting details.  Stephanie wanted to surprise Patrick and his family with the live painting as Patrick's mother is also an artist in Spain.  I will never forget seeing the couple together for the first time just after their first look!  Ben was set up painting outside the French Huguenot Church and the couple had such a sweet time taking photos!  The ceremony was followed by a reception hosted at McCrady's Restaurant just a few blocks from the church.  {By the way, McCrady's is a hidden gem and amazing reception space!}  Stephanie chose the perfect gown for her day, a Rivini gown with layers of French Alencon Lace that draped into a stunning silhouette.  Designer and Planner Lindsey Shanks, of A Charleston Bride, created not only a luxurious event, but an event that was a reflection of Stephanie and Patrick!  The photos below, by Ellis Photo Studio, give a small taste of this gorgeous event!  And speaking of taste ... check out that cake by Jim Smeal!  And before you click play on their wedding video, grab a box of tissues because tears of joy are sure to flow.  {Low Country Wedding Films are the masters behind that film.}  Cheers to Stephanie and Patrick, what a joy to be part of their wedding day!

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captures Bride and Groom's first look outside Charleston's French Huguenot Church.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captures Bride and Groom's first look outside Charleston's French Huguenot Church.

Video Courtesy of Low Country Wedding Films

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Photographer || Ellis Photo Studio
Videographer || Low Country Wedding Films
Planner || Lindsey Shanks of A Charleston Bride
Ceremony || French Huguenot Church, Charleston, SC
Reception || McCrady's Restaurant, Charleston, SC
Gown || Dari by Rivini from Nitsa's, Charlotte, NC
Florist || A Charleston Bride
Cake || Jim Smeal 
Hair || Wedding Hair by Charlotte
Band || Calvin Taylor
DJ || DJ Josh
Stationary || Sweet Magnolia Paper