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 | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Megan + Joey
William Aiken House
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. Canvas

Ben has painted many times at one of Charleston’s most iconic venues, the William Aiken House, but Megan and Joey’s wedding was our first ceremony capture there. With the gorgeous pergola, drapery, and spectacular backdrop of the ivy wall, it’s officially one of our favorite live paintings at William Aiken House. We went back and forth wight Megan and Joey trying to decide whether or not to capture the house in the backdrop of the painting and ultimately they decided on excluding the house. Honestly, we were thrilled with their decision because Ben had the opportunity to paint a new perspective. This beautiful couple, originally from New Orleans, chose Charleston as the location for their destination wedding - and the William Aiken House was the perfect setting for their sweet southern celebration. Peper Events coordinated their day beautifully and added such personal details, too! The couple’s photo-booth wall was one of our favorites that we’ve seen! Needless to say, we’re thrilled to unveil their finished live painting alongside the gorgeous photos from Marley Photography!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Megan + Joey’s gorgeous Charleston ceremony in front of the iconic ivy wall at the William Aiken House.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Megan + Joey’s gorgeous Charleston ceremony in front of the iconic ivy wall at the William Aiken House.

Photos by Charleston Wedding Photographer:  Marley Photography

Photos by Charleston Wedding Photographer: Marley Photography

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Close Up of the details from Megan + Joey’s live wedding painting created at their ceremony at downtown Charleston’s William Aiken House.

Close Up of the details from Megan + Joey’s live wedding painting created at their ceremony at downtown Charleston’s William Aiken House.

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Ceremony + Reception Location: The William Aiken House, Charleston, SC via PPHG || Planning: Peper Events || Cake: PPHG || Catering: PPHG || Entertainment: Two 3 Ways || Rentals: Snyder Rentals || Lighting/Draping: Lowcountry Entertainment || Photography: Marley Photography || Florals: Fresh by Frampton’s || Officiant: Family Friend || Hair & Makeup: Pampered & Pretty || Live Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas