Ben Keys

International Fine Art Live Wedding Painter based in Charleston, SC



Alexis + Jeff | Charleston, SC

Live Wedding Painting

January 22, 2019

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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!


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

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