Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Brooke + Tim
Merchants Hall
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 36 in. Canvas

Merchants Hall is one of Charleston’s newest wedding venues located downtown … and we have been long awaiting the restoration and Grand Opening! It’s no wonder that Brooke and Tim fell in love with this venue and chose it for their reception location, with the beautiful historic, exposed bricks and the breathtaking chandeliers! Pure Luxe Bride styled and coordinated an absolute dream reception … so amazing that we could style our own home with the details … like the chairs!! The florals were also absolute magic with their pops of dusty blues. And we just loved that Brooke and Tim requested that Ben capture their adorable Golden Doodle named Dublin! Needless to say, we’re thrilled to share their completed live painting!

Charleston Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Brooke + Tim’s first dance at downtown Charleston’s newest venue, Merchant’s Hall.

Charleston Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Brooke + Tim’s first dance at downtown Charleston’s newest venue, Merchant’s Hall.


Ceremony Venue: Confederate Home || Reception Venue: Merchants Hall || Planning: Pure Luxe Bride || Catering: Salthouse || Bar: Spike via Merchants Hall || Cake: Sablee || Florist: Petaloso || Rentals: Event Works || Dessert: Swank || Specialty Rentals: Ooh! Events and 428 Main || Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings || Reception Music: DJ Wade via Other Brother Entertainment || Photographer: The Happy Bloom || Videographer: Arden Films || Officiant: Grooms grandfather || Hair/makeup: Pampered & Pretty || Bridal party and Guest Transportation: Charleston Style Limo || Calligraphy: J.Lily Design || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Dog Nanny: Dog Tired || Custom Napkins: Nüage Designs || Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige via Hayden Olivia

Wedding Painting Commissioned from Photos | Atlanta, GA

by Benjamin Keys

Hapner Series
3 Paintings | 11 x 14 in. 

Each and every painting is special to us, but Stephanie took our sentimental hearts to a new level!  Ben captured Stephanie + Anthony's gorgeous downtown Atlanta wedding with a live painting back in October or 2016.  (Check out their first original live wedding painting here!)  As a thank you gift to her sweet father for giving them the wedding of their dreams, Stephanie commissioned Ben to create a series of three paintings.  Of course, we L O V E D her idea and thought it was the most creative and thoughtful gift ever!  Stephanie sent over 3 images that she loved and Ben then used them to create each painting.  The first was a painting of Stephanie and her Dad's Father of the Bride Dance during the reception.  The second was a sweet close up of her Mom + Dad dancing.  The third was a fun painting of her sister, Britt, dancing with her Dad.  Needless to say, we are just over-the-moon in love with her idea!  Ben had so much fun creating each piece!  We hope these paintings season with meaning year after year as they remember their special wedding day!  


venue: INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, Atlanta, GA || planning: HELENE & COMPANY || live wedding painter: Ben Keys of WED ON CANVAS ||