Live Wedding Painting | Anderson, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Pearce + McLain
The Bleckley Inn
Anderson, South Carolina

Styled painting ... yes, please!  Sometimes the best paintings come when you think outside the box!  Pearce and McLain were torn about the moment they wanted Ben to capture for their live painting because the traditional moments didn't include their favorite portion of the property: this charming alley way at The Bleckley Inn.  So, we had the idea to tag along during their first look which took place there in that sweet alley with Edison bulbs overhead and darling cafe tables.  Not only was this such an incredible moment for them on their wedding day, it also created a really beautiful backdrop for their live painting!  The composition worked perfectly to highlight Pearce and McLain in the foreground.  Needless to say, we had so much fun getting to know this family and being part of their gorgeous wedding day!  Cheers to their First Look Painting!


Ceremony Location:  First Presbyterian Church, Anderson, SC || Reception Location: The Bleckley Inn, Anderson, SC || Photographer: Raycroft Art || Floral Design: Aimee Cromer || Cake: Sugar High Goodness || Entertainment: The Mighty Kicks || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canva

Live Wedding Painting | Wilmington, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Brookes + Donnie

Poplar Grove Plantation
Wilmington, North Carolina
24 x 36 in. | Oil on Canvas

It's such a high compliment to be commissioned to capture each and every wedding day.  And the highest of compliments when commissioning a "Keys" becomes a family tradition for each daughter's wedding day.  Brookes so enjoyed seeing Ben paint at her sister's wedding that she loved the idea of having her own day captured.  The best part was Brookes had the most creative idea for her painting ... capturing their First Look!  Such a lovely, intimate moment between the bride and groom - we loved this idea for a live painting!  We coordinated with the photographers and Ben set up his easel at the First Look location under Poplar Grove Plantation's iconic oak tree!  After the first look, they joined the wedding party and walked over to begin the ceremony.   A tented reception followed the ceremony, catered by the family's very own catering company!  Ben so enjoyed the evening and recognized many of the guests from Brookes' sister's wedding!  What an absolute honor to be part of Brookes and Donnie's wedding day: may this painting continue to steep with meaning year after year!

Brookes and Donnie's first look captured by live wedding painter, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas.

Brookes and Donnie's first look captured by live wedding painter, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas.

Ceremony + Reception Location: Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas