Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Jen + Jack
The Planter's Inn
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

When scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, I know a Pure Luxe Bride Wedding when I see one.  Francesca + Blake are a dynamic duo that have not only coordination down to a science, but have truly fine tuned their aesthetic that I would consider both glamourous and full of love.  Jen + Jack's wedding was just that, so full of love with pops of glam!  The two said I DO at the Planter's Inn, tucked away in the heart of downtown Charleston.  The courtyard in between the hotel and the ballroom provided the perfect, intimate backdrop for their ceremony.  Jen's mom commissioned Ben to capture their ceremony as the subject for their live wedding painting.  The coral, pink tone to the Planter's Inn is oh-so-Charleston with the iconic palmetto's framing the walkway.  Ben really enjoyed capturing the pink-green feel along with the patterns from his vantage point.  The ceremony was followed by a reception inside the ballroom - the Pure Luxe Bride team created gorgeous lush-green table runners with glamorous centerpieces.  (Their reception could have easily been a gorgeous wedding painting, too!)  One of the best parts of hosting a wedding at Planter's Inn is hand down, their culinary experience!  (Side Note: If you're visiting Charleston, experiencing their coconut cake is a MUST - just go online and read the accolades for this cake!)  Peninsula Grill created an exceptional menu for their wedding day - quite possibly some of the best wedding food we've experienced!  Needless to say, from the florals, to the food, to the intimate and iconic Charleston setting, Jen + Jack's wedding day was just perfect!  We can't WAIT to share their finished live wedding painting alongside the gorgeous photography from Aaron + Jillian Photography!  (The absolutely captured the day perfectly, too!)  

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Jen + Jack's ceremony hosted at downtown Charleston's Planter's Inn.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Jen + Jack's ceremony hosted at downtown Charleston's Planter's Inn.

 Wedding Planner| Designer:   Pure Luxe Bride  || Ceremony/Reception Venue:  Planters Inn || Catering & Bar Service:  Planters Inn || Florist:  Miele Events || Rentals: Synder & Polished! || Specialty Linen: Nuage Designs || Ceremony Music:  Bob Williams Duo || Reception Music: Melodic Entertainment || Photographer:  Aaron and Jillian Photography || Hair & Make Up:  Ash and Co. || First Look Transportation: Charleston Style Limo || Live Painting: Wed on Canvas || Invitations: Dodeline Design || Wedding Day Paper: Merrow Creative || Dress Designer: Vera Wang

Live Wedding Painting | Orlando, Florida

by Benjamin Keys

Sibani + Apas
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Orlando, Florida
30 x 40 in. Canvas

There truly aren’t words to describe how special each live painting is for us … knowing how much each painting means to each couple and family. We dream of their children’s children viewing the painting and seeing the LOVE their grandparents shared on their wedding day. All the beauty of Sibani + Apas’ wedding week was just a reflection of the love they share together … Ben said he has NEVER seen a groom smile as much as Apas did that day! We felt so honored to get to know them and be part of their breathtaking ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando! SJS Events created such a dream wedding week from design to coordination … she thought of every single detail! Our favorite ceremony detail was the fuchsia umbrellas that were offered to guests during the ceremony. Such a colorful (and practical!) addition!! Needless to say, we’re so excited to share this sweet couples finished live painting!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Sibani + Apas’ wedding ceremony held the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Sibani + Apas’ wedding ceremony held the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Venue: Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek || Planner + Creative Consultant: Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants, LLC || Photography: Asaad Images || Videography: A&A Video Productions || Decor, Florals, + Creative Design: Suhaag Garden || Lighting: Suhaag Garden || DJ: Dynasty AV & Entertainment || Dance Floor Wrap: Shout! || Baraat Horse: Orlando Horse & Carriage || Dhol Player, Tabla Player, Safa Tyer: Nihal Singh || Baraat Band: Band Bajha Entertainment || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Cocktail Hour Singer: Neel || Photo Booth: Uptown Selfies || Caterer: Saffron Indian Cuisine and Tabla Catering || Wedding Cake: Couture Cakes || Bridal Hair + Makeup: A Touch of Fierce || Hair + Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio ||