Nolyn + Dylan TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra, Florida 24 x 30 in. Canvas
We are so, so thrilled to share Nolyn + Dylan's finished live wedding painting!! From the gorgeous florals to the high-low bridesmaids dresses and their family and friends ... their first dance was magical! Nolyn grew up in Ponte Vedra, making TPC Sawgrass the perfect venue for her and Dylan to say I DO. We so enjoyed getting to know their family throughout the planning process ... and Ben is so, so happy with how their painting came together! Cheers to this sweet couple!
Ponte Vedra's TPC Sawgrass was a spectacular backdrop for Nolyn + Dylan's wedding reception and Ben so enjoyed capturing all the magic with a live painting!
Pearce + McLain The Bleckley Inn Anderson, South Carolina
Styled painting ... yes, please! Sometimes the best paintings come when you think outside the box! Pearce and McLain were torn about the moment they wanted Ben to capture for their live painting because the traditional moments didn't include their favorite portion of the property: this charming alley way at The Bleckley Inn. So, we had the idea to tag along during their first look which took place there in that sweet alley with Edison bulbs overhead and darling cafe tables. Not only was this such an incredible moment for them on their wedding day, it also created a really beautiful backdrop for their live painting! The composition worked perfectly to highlight Pearce and McLain in the foreground. Needless to say, we had so much fun getting to know this family and being part of their gorgeous wedding day! Cheers to their First Look Painting!
Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church, Anderson, SC || Reception Location: The Bleckley Inn, Anderson, SC || Photographer: Raycroft Art || Floral Design: Aimee Cromer || Cake: Sugar High Goodness || Entertainment: The Mighty Kicks || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canva
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!
24 x 36 in.
36 x 54 in.
Here are the final proofs for the prints on canvas that were gifted to Emily + Rhyne's parents.
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
Grace + Matt The Merrimon-Wynne House Raleigh, North Carolina 24 x 30 in.
There's nothing sweeter than a southern wedding held in a historic home! Grace and Matt chose The Merrimon-Wynne House as their venue, located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC. (As a graduate of NC State, I (Jen) LOVE any opportunity we have to return to Raleigh!) This venue was actually designed and modeled by wedding planners, who knew exactly what was necessary to host a great wedding. Needless to say, Ben was thrilled to capture their day with a live painting. For the backdrop of the painting, Grace and Matt decided to go with a styled First Look moment so that they could capture their favorite part of the venue: the architecture of The Merrimon-Wynne House! Architecture also happens to be one of Ben's favorite subjects to paint. We love this sweet moment, just before the ceremony that they were able to see each other for the first time. Such an unforgettable day and we're so excited to share their finished live painting!
Grace + Matt commissioned live painter, Ben Keys, to capture their First Look that took place in front of downtown Raleigh's Merrimon-Wynne House.