Alexis + Jeff | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Alexis + Jeff
The Governor Thomas Bennett House
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in.

Oh the charm of a Charleston wedding in the heart of downtown … with beautiful southern architecture and oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. The Governor Thomas Bennett House is just that … overflowing with charm! Alexis and Jeff went back and forth about the subject of their live painting. Their ceremony and reception weren’t positioned with the view of the house they wanted, so we just tweaked reality and made it happen! That’s the beauty of a liv painting! Although Ben tries to keep each live wedding painting as true to reality as he can, there are times where he’s able to make an exception. We are so in love with how Alexis + Jeff’s painting came together! Ben captured their first dance and then positioned the Thomas Bennett House directly behind them. We are proud of every painting, but this one is extra special! Cheers to these sweet newlyweds and their incredible Charleston wedding day!


Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Governor Thomas Bennett House, Charleston, SC || Planning: ELM Events || Photography: Emily Ann Hughes Photography || Videography: ME Videography || Florals: The Purple Magnolia || Catering: Salthouse Catering || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Band: Charleston Groove Factory || Hair + Makeup: Dannon K. Collard + Slate || Rentals: Ooh! Events + EventHAUS || Gown: Milla Nova

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.

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.


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