Ben Keys

International Fine Art Live Wedding Painter based in Charleston, SC


Creek Club I'ON Wedding painting by Ben Keys

Catherine & Mac’s Creek Club I’ON Wedding

Live Wedding Painting

August 3, 2023

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This sweet couple’s Creek Club I’ON wedding in Charleston, SC, forever holds a place in our hearts as the first wedding Ben painted live and I (Jen) photographed! It was quite surreal for us to both be creating for the same couple. From our first call with Catherine, it was like we had been friends our entire lives.

When the gown inspires the live painting …

Catherine said YES! to the dress and in that exact moment, she knew what she wanted to have Ben capture for their live painting: The first dance! We always love hearing how couples land on the moment for their live painting. Sometimes it’s having family, or the beautiful landscape view. For Catherine, that moment was clear when she tried on her gown and envisioned the soft, flowing movement during their first dance. And her gown was indeed a dream!

A choreographed First Dance moment, forever captured, in their Creek Club I’On Wedding Painting

We are so excited to share their finished live wedding painting from their gorgeous Creek Club I’On reception. The florals were so beautiful, the sunset was breathtaking, but the most beautiful part of their day was the tangible love that filled the space. Two incredible people surrounded by their closest friends and family as they danced the night away … we live for the joy of capturing these moments!

Creative Team:
Getting Ready Location: Charleston Harbor Resort + Beach Club Charleston, Mount Pleasant, SC | Ceremony + Reception Location: Creek Club I’On, Mount Pleasant, SC | Planning: Charleston Weddings by Allison | Photography: Jen Keys Photography | Live Painter: Ben Keys, Ben Keys Fine Art | Floral Designer: Branch Design Studio | Gown: Dimitra Designs | Hair + Makeup: Lashes and Lace | Groom’s Suit: Grady Ervin | Groom’s Bowtie: Brackish Bowties | Jeweler: Polly’s Fine Jewelry | Cake: Publix | Catering: Creek Club I’On | Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings | Reception Music: The Maxx Live | Rentals: BBJ Linen | Draping: Tanis J Events | Transportation: Lowcountry Valet

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