Lindsay + Alex | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Lindsay + Alex
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in.

We love surprises!  Lindsay's sweet mother surprised her and Alex with a live wedding painting on their big day!  As Charleston locals, the couple chose the iconic low country landscape of Lowndes Grove Plantation as the backdrop for their wedding celebration.  Needless to say, this view is always so inspirational for Ben to capture.  The canopy of oak trees with the cotton candy sunset shining through over the water is always such a breathtaking view.  Though we've had many weddings at this gorgeous venue, there's not a single sunset that's the same, making each painting unique!  Lindsay and Alex chose Jacqueline of Sweetgrass Social to coordinate and design their wedding day.  From the gorgeous floral arch to the ceremony floral pieces at the entryway, Ben loved capturing their vows.  (Branch Design Studio created GORGEOUS floral arrangements, including a spectacular hanging floral chandelier under their tented reception.  There were so many heartfelt details in every design decision, making this day a true celebration of their love uniting as one.  We are thrilled to share images captured by Marni Rothschild of the details!!  Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Lindsay and Alex at a local coffee shop to deliver their finished painting.  Ben was so grateful to hear just how meaningful the painting is to them... and that they have already chosen a place for it over the mantel in their living room!  Cheers to this incredible Charleston bride and groom - what a joy to celebrate their gorgeous wedding day.  

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Lindsay + Alex's gorgeous waterfront ceremony at downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation 

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Lindsay + Alex's gorgeous waterfront ceremony at downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation 

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Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, capturing L+A's ceremony at downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, capturing L+A's ceremony at downtown Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

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Ben continues working on L+A's live ceremony painting during throughout their reception also held at Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Ben continues working on L+A's live ceremony painting during throughout their reception also held at Charleston's Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, SC || Planning: Jaqueline of Sweetgrass Social || Photographer: Marni Rothschild || Videographer: Nest Productions || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Florist: Branch Design Studio || Band: Loose Chain || Rentals: Ohh! Events + Snyder || Lighting: TEC || Exit Transportation: Vintage Bentley, Tri County Transportation || Hair/Makeup: Charlotte Belk || Catering: Patrick Properties || Cake: Patrick Properties || Officiant: Gary Beson

Wedding Painting Commission by Photos | Asheville, NC

by Benjamin Keys

Emily + Rhyne
Biltmore Estate
Asheville, North Carolina
36 x 54 in. + 24 x 36 in.
Photo Commissions

Emily + Ryne celebrated their destination wedding at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville ... which was an absolute fairy tale! Ben was already booked when Emily discovered his live paintings and opted to commission a painting from their photos following their celebration. Here is one of two originals she commissioned for the big day ... and might I (Jen) add, it's a huge painting ... a 36 x 54 in. canvas to be exact, making this Ben's largest wedding painting to date! Oh, and you may have seen all the beauty gracing the pages of Inside Weddings, both print + blog! What a joy to collaborate with the fabulous Lindsey Nowak of Kristen Newman Designs!  Needless to say, Ben is so proud to share both of these finished paintings and prints on canvas!

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24 x 36 in.

36 x 54 in. 

36 x 54 in. 

Here are the final proofs for the prints on canvas that were gifted to Emily + Rhyne's parents.

Here are the final proofs for the prints on canvas that were gifted to Emily + Rhyne's parents.

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Ceremony + Reception Venue: Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC || Planning: Kristin Newman Designs || Photography: Parker J Pfister || Bridal Designer: Inbal Dror via Warren Barrón Bridal || Shoes: Valentino || Hair: Wonderlab Salon || Makeup: Beauty Bott || Bridal Stylist: Cacky's Bride + Aid || Bridesmaid Attire: Bari Jay + Jenny Yoo Collection || Men's Attire: Calvin Klein || Mother's Gown: Michael Faircloth || Cake + Desserts: Biltmore Estate || Catering: Biltmore Estate || Videography: Marc Roberts Videography || Aisle Runner: Blossoms Events || Floral + Event Design: Gathering Events || Lighting Design: Gathering Events + Techincal Event Company || Midnight Snack: McDonald's || Invitations + Calligraphy: Ceci New York || Jewelry Designer: Lyles-DeGrazier + RingWraps || Musical Entertainment: Charleston Virtuosi + I Love This Band (EastCoast Entertainment) || Rentals: Blossoms Events + Classic Event Rental + LaTavola Fine Linen + Luxe Event Rentals || PhotoBooth: Joy Squad Photo Booth Experience || Transportation: Blue Ridge Limousine + Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville