Ben Keys

International Fine Art Live Wedding Painter based in Charleston, SC



Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

Live Wedding Painting

February 11, 2020

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Hudson + Jason
Boone Hall Plantation
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
24 x 36 in. Canvas

Boone Hall Plantation is one of our favorite wedding venues here in Charleston … and Ben has been so blessed to capture many weddings there over the years. The beauty of an outdoor, live painting is that just like no two sunsets are ever the same … no wedding painting is ever the same! Ben has said before that he could paint the Avenue of Oaks 100 times and still feel inspired … the way the light and shadow come through the trees there is just a dream backdrop for a ceremony! Needless to say, we were so excited that Hudson and Jason decided on a live ceremony painting … and bonus … they just had to include their adorable pups, too! Hudson was really excited to have the recessional moment captured as she and Hudson were walking down the aisle. And can we talk about her gown … and the bridesmaids wearing fur boleros! Their Charleston wedding was an absolute dream! We had so much fun getting to know this couple throughout the planning and are so excited to share their finished live painting!

Charleston Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys captured Hudson and Jason’s ceremony live at Boone Hall Plantation.
Charleston Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys captured Hudson and Jason’s ceremony live at Boone Hall Plantation.
Wedding Day dogs with floral garland
Live Wedding Painting with dogs Charleston SC
Close up of Hudson + Jason’s Live Wedding Painting.
Close up of Hudson + Jason’s Live Wedding Painting.

Ceremony + Reception Location: Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant, SC || Planning: Natalie Knox of Boone Hall Plantation || Catering: Cru Catering || Rentals: Snyder Rentals, Ooh! Events, Party Reflections, and French Eclectic || Florist: Vero Designs || Photographer: Brandon Late Photography || Wedding Cake: Carmella’s || Band: Right to Party || Ceremony Music: Classical Charleston || Transportation: Lowcountry Valet and Lowcountry Trolley || Hair & Makeup: House of Hue || Lighting: IES || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas

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