A live wedding painting from one of NYC’s most coveted venues: 620 Loft & Garden
Located on the 67th floor of the Rockefeller Center, in the heart of New York City, is one of the most coveted wedding venues: 620 Loft & Garden. This space alone defines a luxury NYC wedding experience. Overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the view from the rooftop is an iconic city scape. Truthfully, I (Jen) am at a loss for words to describe the magic. A wedding venue like none other in the United States. It’s one of those how-is-this-even-real experiences.
For years, we waited for the stars to finally align for Ben to paint a wedding here at New York’s 620 Loft and Garden! Needless to say, we were thrilled that Ali and Keats chose Ben to capture a styled portrait of with this breathtaking, one of a kind view, of Manhattan!
With Rooftop views of Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral: 620 Loft & Garden is the dreamiest NYC wedding venue
Ben actually began his study of painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was common for his painting classes to move outdoors for classic plein air painting. During these classes, Ben discovered his love for capturing the city views and architecture. As a live painter, architecture proves an inspiring challenge in capturing, symmetry, scale, perspective, details, and the meeting of light and shadow. Ali and Keats’ 620 Loft & Garden wedding was a welcomed challenge for Ben with this breathtaking rooftop view of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
From Lotte New York Palace Hotel to St. Vincent Ferrer Church to 620 Loft & Garden
Ali and Keats began the day getting ready at the incredible Lotte New York Palace Hotel. (Oh how we love this hotel: Ben actually created a live wedding painting there last year, too!) This hotel is an absolute dream and everything that is iconic New York wedding! The courtyard (also famous for their Christmas tree!) was perfect for their First Look moment. From there, they met at St. Vincent Ferrer Church. Ali walked down the aisle to Keats in a glam ball gown that sparkled like a million glittery stars. This historic, beautiful church, was an absolute perfect New York ceremony location. After the ceremony, a classic New York taxi cab, overflowing with flowers, swept them over to 620 Loft and Garden for their wedding reception! Every single portion of their day was just a quintessential, iconic, New York moment.
The rooftop view of New York’s 620 Loft and Garden was made for a live wedding painting!
Ali and Keats chose 620 Loft and Garden for their wedding because of this epic rooftop view in the heart of Manhattan. Capturing this view for their live wedding painting was a very easy decision. Guests arrived to a cocktail hour on the rooftop. Rather than including all of their guests, Ali and Keats really wanted the focus to be on them. Ben styled a sweet moment during their cocktail hour as the backdrop for their live painting.
Promise us that you will scroll down to view their photos from their cocktail hour … the live painting was such a perfect entertainment additional to the moment.
As guests continued inside for dinner and dancing, Ben continued working on their live painting throughout the evening. We are beyond excited to share their finished live painting along with the incredible images captured by Sarah Greig Photography!
Ceremony Location: St. Vincent Ferrer Church, New York, NY • Reception Location: 620 Loft & Garden• Planner: Nancy Harris Events • Photographer: Sarah Greig Photography • Flowers Renny & Reed • Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal • Jewelry: Mirta de Gisbert • Hair/Make-Up Artist: Jackie Fanara • Caterer: Little Gem NYC • Baker: Alicia Forbes, Charlotte Nueville Cakes, Videographer: NST Pictures • Band/DJ: Honey+Vinyl • Live Painter: Ben Keys Fine Art Studio (formerly Wed on Canvas) • Hotel: Lotte New York Palace