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!

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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 | New Orleans, LA

by Benjamin Keys

Brooke + Jacob
Omni Royal Orleans
New Orleans, Lousiana
24 x 30 in. Canvas

We just checked another box on our dream wedding destination list: NEW ORLEANS! Last year we captured Brooke’s sister's wedding in Athens, GA (SEE THEIR WEDDING HERE!), and couldn’t have been happier when Brooke reached out to share she was engaged to Jacob and that they wanted Ben to capture their wedding with a live painting, too! We’ve been waiting for years for the stars to align with our schedule and being able to travel to New Orleans for a wedding. Of course, my (Jen’s) first question was: are you going to have a Second Line Parade! Needless to say, they did … and it was just one of the amazing details surrounding their celebration! Brooke and Jacob said I Do at St. Henry’s Catholic Church and then in classic New Orleans style, paraded to the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel for their reception! Located in the heart of the French Quarter, The Omni Royal Orleans is a dream. (If you’re visiting New Orleans, you MUST stay here!) The classic rod iron balconies are a stunner! Brooke and Jacob requested Ben to capture their first dance in their live painting … which was perfect for Brooke’s gorgeous ball gown! The Uncommon Camellia created and coordinate an incredible reception space - with gorgeous florals from Bella Bloom and a cake to die for by Pure Cakes Nola! And can we talk about their incredible BAND: The Phunky Monkeys were insanely good! Ben said that their painting just flowed together so naturally throughout the night. We’re so excited to share their finished live painting. Thanks so to much, Brooke + Jacob, for including us in your wedding day AND being our very first New Orleans wedding!!

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Ceremony Location: St. Henry’s Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA || Reception Location: Omni Royal Orleans Hotel || Planner: Uncommon Camillia || Photographer: Eau Claire Photographics || Florals: Bella Blooms Floral || Gown: Allure Bridals via Lulu’s Brides || Cake: Pure Cake || Live Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas || Band: The Phunky Monkeys