Live Wedding Painting | The Dewberry, Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Britt + Alex
The Dewberry
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

T H I S.  A candid bar scene moment was the subject Ben captured for Britt + Alex's live wedding painting.  Britt fell in love with a few of Ben's older paintings that had a brushy, loose feel and requested Ben approach her painting similarly.  She also was open to considering a more unique moment, instead of the traditional first dance.  Don't get us wrong, we love traditional moments that are so classic and timeless, but it sure is fun and refreshing to receive total creative liberty to paint what comes.  This painting wouldn't have been possible without Blythe of Yoj Events, who not only created a spectacular reception, but let Ben have so much freedom to just create.  The result was so fresh and alive.  Thank you so much to Britt + Alex, who trusted Ben to capture their story of their wedding day with brushstrokes.  We hope this painting will bring a lifetime of joy as you remember your gorgeous reception at The Dewberry in downtown Charleston.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Britt + Alex's wedding day with a unique bar scene moment.  

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Britt + Alex's wedding day with a unique bar scene moment.  

Reception Venue: The Dewberry, Charleston, SC || Planning: Blythe of Yoj Events || Florals: Stephanie Gibbs Events || Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

A live wedding painting at Charleston's iconic Lowndes Grove Plantation

by Benjamin Keys

Ashley + Blake
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Charleston, SC
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

As locals to Charleston, Ashley and Blake's wedding day was overflowing with chic Lowcountry style with a pop of prep.  Their ceremony and reception were both held at Charleston's iconic Lowndes Grove Plantation, tucked away on the upper Peninsula.  Lilly Pulitzer herself would have approved of everything from their color palette to the gold pineapple table accents.  One of the most unforgettable moments was when Ashley and her father arrived in a horse drawn carriage, just before walking down the aisle.    (Every girl's DREAM!)  Ashley and Blake commissioned Ben to capture their ceremony overlooking the gorgeous coastal landscape of the Ashley River.  Following the ceremony, Ben relocated under the tented reception to continue painting for guests to enjoy.  Needless to say, we are so pleased to share their finished live wedding painting!  

Ashley + Blake, 24 x 30 in. Live Wedding Painting at Lowndes Grove Plantation

Ashley + Blake, 24 x 30 in. Live Wedding Painting at Lowndes Grove Plantation

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Artist, Ben Keys creating a live painting during Charleston wedding.

Artist, Ben Keys creating a live painting during Charleston wedding.

Ben Keys, Live Wedding Painter of Wed on Canvas

Ben Keys, Live Wedding Painter of Wed on Canvas

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Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas

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Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, SC || Coordinator: Stunning and Brilliant Events || Photography: Juliet Elizabeth Photography || Videography: Reel Weddings || Florals: Branch Design Studio || Catering: Patrick Properties || Hair + Makeup: Charlotte Belk || Linens + Rentals: EventsWorks, Ooh Events, Snyder Events, All Mist || Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings || Photobooth: Shutterbooth || Band: SoulFish  || Horse + Carriage: Charleston Coach || Cake: Travis Biernacki