Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Dana + Alex
Cannon Green
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. Canvas

Ben and I (Jen) feel so lucky to call Charleston home on both a personal and business level.  From the architectural beauty, to the food, to the beaches, and the southern hospitality, it's no wonder Charleston has become such a sought after wedding destination.  Though Ben loves traveling internationally and nationally for live wedding paintings, sometimes ... it's just so good to be home!  It's rare that we have a local wedding, and even more of a rarity when the bride and groom are also locals!  Dana + Alex's wedding day was so fresh, unique, and full of life.  We were thrilled to be part of their celebration.  The two chose downtown Charleston's Cannon Green as the backdrop for both their ceremony and reception.  The courtyard, overflowing with lush greenery, was so lovely for both their ceremony and cocktail hour as guests then transitioned into the Carriage House ballroom for dinner and dancing.  The icing on the cake was when Dana requested that Ben capture their live painting in a more loose, impressionistic style ... and to have them painted faceless!  As if the setting weren't inspiring enough, Ben loves having this type of creative freedom!  Ben was so pleased with how their live painting came together and we're thrilled to share it today on the blog!  Cheers to this amazing Charleston couple and their gorgeous wedding day!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Dana + Alex's ceremony at downtown Charleston's unique Cannon Green.  

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Dana + Alex's ceremony at downtown Charleston's unique Cannon Green.  

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Cannon Green, Charleston, SC || Planning: Corey Brown, CB-Creative || Photography: Desiree Gardner Photography || Gown: Bhldn || Hair + Makeup: Meg Workman Hair + Makeup || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Kim + Nick
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Charleston, SC
24 x 30 in. Canvas

Lowndes Grove is one of our absolute favorite wedding venues located here in Charleston, SC.  Located on the peninsula and close to the historic downtown district, it offers the historic charm paired with a gorgeous lowcountry landscape view.  It's the best of both worlds, being both historic and waterfront!  Of course Ben loves capturing events here as you could create a painting from every angle and it would be gorgeous!  The challenge is often in picking a view!  In the past, most of our brides opt for holding their ceremony in front of the waterfront view with the beautiful Oak trees.  When it came time to plan Kim and Nick's wedding, we were absolutely over-the-moon excited that their ceremony would take place in front of the historic plantation home.  Their unique ceremony set up allowed for Be to capture the gorgeous southern architecture as the backdrop for their live wedding painting!  Of course, we'll always have a heart for the breathtaking marsh view, but there's something really special about capturing the plantation home, too.  Francesca and Blake of Pure Luxe Bride absolutely created a dream wedding day for this amazing couple.  Literally, Ben could have a created a painting from every vantage point of their day!  Needless to say, we're just thrilled to share Kim and Nick's finished live wedding painting!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Kim + Nick's southern wedding ceremony at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, SC.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Kim + Nick's southern wedding ceremony at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, SC.

The Gold Leaf Floater Frame was a perfect finishing touch to Kim + Nick's finished live wedding painting.

The Gold Leaf Floater Frame was a perfect finishing touch to Kim + Nick's finished live wedding painting.

ceremony + reception venue: LOWNDES GROVE PLANTATION, Charleston, SC || planning: PURE LUXE BRIDE || live wedding painting: Ben Keys of WED ON CANVAS