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.

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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

Live Wedding Painting | Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Brittany + Jonathan
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

This sweet California couple fell in love with the South and decided to celebrate their wedding at Charleston's Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  The lawn of the Veranda House was the backdrop for their gorgeous, alfresco reception.  Brittany and Jonathan commissioned Ben to capture their first dance, which was accompanied by her father singing and playing guitar ... does it get any sweeter!  Ben was so inspired by the incredibly creative event design by Pure Luxe Bride.  He was able to set up his easel in a perfect location that allowed him to capture the unique lounge rentals and guests seated in front of the gorgeous plantation home in the background.  We always love working with Pure Luxe Bride because they allow Ben to truly be the artist and even set up wherever he feels is best to capture the best live painting.  Brittany was so excited about her Southern wedding and we are so pleased with her truly Southern Wedding Painting.  As guests were seated, dining alfresco underneath the edison bulbs and the Spanish Moss ... it was an absolutely unforgettable evening!  Cheers to this incredible couple ... now we just wish they lived closer!  We are so excited to share these incredible images that Dana Cubbage Weddings snapped from their day!  

Brittany + Jonathan commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, to capture their reception at Charleston's Magnolia Plantation.

Brittany + Jonathan commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, to capture their reception at Charleston's Magnolia Plantation.

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Brittany + Jonathan commissioned Ben to capture their first dance with a live wedding painting.

Brittany + Jonathan commissioned Ben to capture their first dance with a live wedding painting.

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Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Veranda at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC || Planning + Event Design: Pure Luxe Bride || Photographer: Dana Cubbage Weddings || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Florals: Branch Design Studio || Cake: Sablee || Wedding Gown: Essense of Australia via Blush Bridal Couture || Hair + Makeup: Ash & Co || Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm via Bella Bridesmaids || Rentals: EventWorks + Snyder || Catering: Salthouse Catering || Paper: Dodeline Design || Men's Attire: Hickey Freeman || Band: Travis Allison Band