Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Carolina + Jacob
Boone Hall Plantation
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
24 x 36 in. Canvas

They say it’s lucky when it rains on your wedding day! And in this cake, Carolina and Jacob were one of the lucky ones. Their rain plan resulted in their ceremony taking place over on the dock of the Cotton Dock at Charleston’s historic Boone Hall Plantation. We just love that they had the gorgeous waterfront marsh view for their ceremony, followed by an evening of dinner and dancing inside. Ben was so excited to capture their first dance for their live painting … including that waterfront view as well as their charming decor. The Cotton Dock was just so romantic, with the candelabras, chandeliers, and twinkle lights. It was an absolute perfect Charleston wedding day! We’re so excited to share their finished live wedding painting!

Carolina + Jacob commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, to capture their first dance during their reception held at Charleston’s Boone Hall Plantation.

Carolina + Jacob commissioned live wedding painter, Ben Keys, to capture their first dance during their reception held at Charleston’s Boone Hall Plantation.

Venue: Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant, SC || Planner: Tassia, Beautiful Bride Events || Photographer: Penny Souza Photography || Live Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Videographer: Elevated Eye Films || Gown Designer: Vera Wang || Florals + Rentals: Duvall

Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

Jen + Jack
The Planter's Inn
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 30 in. | Oil on Canvas

When scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, I know a Pure Luxe Bride Wedding when I see one.  Francesca + Blake are a dynamic duo that have not only coordination down to a science, but have truly fine tuned their aesthetic that I would consider both glamourous and full of love.  Jen + Jack's wedding was just that, so full of love with pops of glam!  The two said I DO at the Planter's Inn, tucked away in the heart of downtown Charleston.  The courtyard in between the hotel and the ballroom provided the perfect, intimate backdrop for their ceremony.  Jen's mom commissioned Ben to capture their ceremony as the subject for their live wedding painting.  The coral, pink tone to the Planter's Inn is oh-so-Charleston with the iconic palmetto's framing the walkway.  Ben really enjoyed capturing the pink-green feel along with the patterns from his vantage point.  The ceremony was followed by a reception inside the ballroom - the Pure Luxe Bride team created gorgeous lush-green table runners with glamorous centerpieces.  (Their reception could have easily been a gorgeous wedding painting, too!)  One of the best parts of hosting a wedding at Planter's Inn is hand down, their culinary experience!  (Side Note: If you're visiting Charleston, experiencing their coconut cake is a MUST - just go online and read the accolades for this cake!)  Peninsula Grill created an exceptional menu for their wedding day - quite possibly some of the best wedding food we've experienced!  Needless to say, from the florals, to the food, to the intimate and iconic Charleston setting, Jen + Jack's wedding day was just perfect!  We can't WAIT to share their finished live wedding painting alongside the gorgeous photography from Aaron + Jillian Photography!  (The absolutely captured the day perfectly, too!)  

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Jen + Jack's ceremony hosted at downtown Charleston's Planter's Inn.

Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured Jen + Jack's ceremony hosted at downtown Charleston's Planter's Inn.

 Wedding Planner| Designer:   Pure Luxe Bride  || Ceremony/Reception Venue:  Planters Inn || Catering & Bar Service:  Planters Inn || Florist:  Miele Events || Rentals: Synder & Polished! || Specialty Linen: Nuage Designs || Ceremony Music:  Bob Williams Duo || Reception Music: Melodic Entertainment || Photographer:  Aaron and Jillian Photography || Hair & Make Up:  Ash and Co. || First Look Transportation: Charleston Style Limo || Live Painting: Wed on Canvas || Invitations: Dodeline Design || Wedding Day Paper: Merrow Creative || Dress Designer: Vera Wang