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!!
Casey + Jordan Private Residence Sunset Beach, NC 24 x 30 in.
When the groom's family beach house was like it was made to host his wedding one day ... cheers to Casey + Jordan and their gorgeous wedding overlooking the water at Sunset Beach. Ben loved capturing the incredible coastal landscape in their live painting. And of course, we love the extra layer of meaning that their special day took place on family property! Talk about an incredible backyard wedding!
NC Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Casey + Jordan’s first dance at Jordan’s beach house located on Sunset Beach.
Melaina + Evan Danial Island Club Charleston, South Carolina 24 x 30 in.
There’s truly no better way to start off 2019 than with am email today hearing that Melaina and Evan LOVE their finished live wedding painting! These two celebrated their wedding on a perfect Fall day at Daniel Island Club, overlooking Charleston’s breathtaking low country coastal landscape! The marsh scene created such a peaceful backdrop during their outdoor ceremony. Melaina and Evan requested that Ben capture just the two of them as they shared their first kiss in front of their closest family and friends. Their floral arch was like a perfect frame around them! Ben always feels he’s back to his roots when painting a marsh scene after years and years of creating coastal landscapes … we feel these two got the Best of Ben Keys! Needless to say, we’re so excited to get to work this week framing their painting and shipping it to them! Cheers to 2019 and kicking it off to a beautiful start!
Charleston artist, Ben Keys, captured Melaina + Evan’s wedding day with a live painting of their ceremony held at Daniel Island Club.
Jenna + Justin The New Hanover County Arboretum Wilmington, North Carolina 24 x 30 in.
Having painted in Wilmington for over a decade, this city is so special to Ben. Needless to say, each of our Wilmington weddings hold a special place in our hearts. When Jenna called and shared that she and Justin had chosen the New Hanover County Arboretum … we were thrilled about the possibility of their live painting! This dreamy garden setting with the gorgeous oak trees was indeed the perfect setting for their celebration! Ben loved capturing their full bridal party, too! What an absolute joy to celebrate with this sweet, sweet couple!
Wilmington Live Painter, Ben Keys, captured Jenna + Justin’s dreamy garden ceremony that was held at the New Hanover County Arboretum.
Anne + Jason Trinity United Methodist Church Charleston, South Carolina 24 x 30 in. Canvas
Painting Unveiling Party ... yes please! Tonight, this sweet couple said cheers and unveiled their finished live wedding painting with their family and dearest friends! To be honest, it's been so hard to hold off sharing their finished piece because we love it SO much! Anne + Jason said "I do" at Charleston's beautiful Trinity Methodist Church located downtown. As a designer and love for architecture, Anne was really excited to capture an intimate moment of just her and Jason with their sweet daughter's standing outside the church. Following the ceremony, they headed over to McCrady's Tavern for a special dinner surrounded by their dearest family. Cheers to this beautiful couple and their family ... and their painting unveiling party that happened tonight!
Live wedding painter, Ben Keys, captured A+J sharing an intimate moment outside Charleston’s Trinity United Methodist Church with their two daughter’s.
Close-Up of Anne + Jason’s live wedding painting from downtown Charleston’s Trinity United Methodist Church.
Anne + Jason captured on canvas live with their two daughter’s by Charleston’s live wedding painter, Ben Keys, of Wed on Canvas.
Ceremony Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, Charleston, SC || Reception Location: McCrady’s Travern, Charleston, SC || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas