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

Live Wedding Painting | Savannah, Georgia

by Benjamin Keys

Chelsea + Reid
The Westin
Savannah, Georgia
24 x 36 in. | Oil on Canvas

Savannah is one of the most dreamy wedding destinations in the US.  With it's southern hospitality and charm paired with an incredible food scene, you can see why it's a great place to say I DO.  We were just thrilled when Chelsea and Reid commissioned Ben to capture their wedding reception with a live painting.  The Westin Savannah Harbor was a spectacular backdrop for their day.  And of course, when we found out the ladies of Posh, Petals, & Pearls were behind the event design and styling, we were even more excited!  Needless to say, their wedding day was spectacular!  Ben had so much fun painting their first dance - the painting was such a huge hit and guests just loved watching it come to life throughout the evening.  We especially loved the florals arranged in the ballroom chandelier ... it was just gorgeous!  Their wedding day was as beautiful as this couple, inside and out!  Cheers to Chelsea and Reid and an unforgettable Savannah wedding day!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Chelsea + Reid's first dance at The Westin in downtown Savannah. 

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Chelsea + Reid's first dance at The Westin in downtown Savannah. 

Reception Venue: The Westin, Savannah, GA || Planning: Ashley of Posh, Petals, & Pearls || Photography: Kelli Boyd Photography || Live Wedding Painter: Wed on Canvas