Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Christina + Gabe
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Charleston, South Carolina

Lowndes Grove Plantation is one of our favorite venues tucked away along the riverfront in Downtown Charleston, SC.  Ben has had the opportunity to capture this venue many times, but never like THIS!  A family member commissioned Ben to capture Christina + Gabe's wedding day as a gift to them.  We were so excited to learn that Lindsey of A Charleston Bride was heading up their design and planning!  When we met for a creative meeting, we were absolutely blown away with their vision for an open-air tent over the reception area, completed with gorgeous draping, florals, and chandeliers!  Ben had so much fun capturing this creative reception layout along with a unique vantage point of the Plantation Home at Lowndes Grove.  Christina + Gabe had an absolutely perfect destination southern wedding here in Charleston!  We are so grateful for uber creative planners like the girls at A Charleston Bride who are always pressing the envelope and coming up with out of the box design ideas!  Cheers to an incredible creative wedding day!

Christina + Gabe celebrated their wedding at the iconic Lowndes Grove Plantation in downtown Charleston, SC. Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured a sweet moment on canvas of the newlyweds standing outside of their gorgeous al fresco tent there on the lawn.

Christina + Gabe celebrated their wedding at the iconic Lowndes Grove Plantation in downtown Charleston, SC. Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured a sweet moment on canvas of the newlyweds standing outside of their gorgeous al fresco tent there on the lawn.

Ceremony Location: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, SC || Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, SC || Planning: A Charleston Bride || Photography: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Lighting: TEC || Rentals: Snyder Rentals + Event Works + Ooh! Events || Bridal Dresser: Cacky's Bride Aid || Florals: On a Limb Floral Studio || Musical Entertainment: Seth G 

Live Wedding Painting | Kiawah Island, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Sarah + Daniel
The River Course at Kiawah Island Golf Club
Kiawah Island, SC
24 x 30 in. Canvas

It's always so exciting when Ben has the opportunity to capture a venue for the first time.  And it's an added bonus when he's also capturing the gorgeous event design from A Charleston Bride.  We had so much fun planning for Sarah and Daniel's live wedding painting, and Ben was so proud with how the finished piece came together.  The romantic soft French blues and lush greenery throughout the ballroom were just beautiful.  The large open windows of The River Course at Kiawah Island Club allowed for not only a great view, but also lovely light as Ben was painting.  Sarah wore the most dreamy custom lace ball gown by Modern Trousseau.  (After having worked for Modern Trousseau, I can always spot their gowns!)  Her gown was perfect for their wedding day!  We are so excited to share their finished live painting.  What an absolute joy to be part of their day!

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Sarah + Daniel's first dance at the beautiful River Course at Kiawah Island Golf Club.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Sarah + Daniel's first dance at the beautiful River Course at Kiawah Island Golf Club.

venue: THE RIVER COURSE at KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF CLUB || planning + design: Haley Kelly of A CHARLESTON BRIDE || cake: DELICIOUS DESSERTS || photography: AMELIA + DAN || live wedding painter: Ben Keys of  WED ON CANVAS || gown: MODERN TROUSSEAU