Ben Keys

International Fine Art Live Wedding Painter based in Charleston, SC


Middleton Place Live Wedding Painting by Charleston Artist, Ben Keys

Jillian & Ben’s Middleton Place Wedding Ceremony Painting

Live Wedding Painting

December 5, 2023

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This waterfront view from the Octagonal Gardens is what makes a Middleton Place wedding ceremony so beautiful. The magnificent Live Oak trees here in Charleston just have something romantic charm about them. And on a perfect Fall wedding day, with the Spanish Moss blowing with the breeze, this view is just made for a live wedding painting!

Jillian and Ben’s Middleton Place Wedding Ceremony Moment: A Dip Kiss!

Oh the drama and wow of a ceremony dip kiss! We were so excited that Jillian and Ben chose their ceremony moment for the subject of their live wedding painting. I would argue that this tree is one of the most beautiful trees in Charleston! It creates a perfect canopy over the altar for couples. As a Charleston Live Wedding painter for over a decade, it’s always exciting when couples switch it up a bit. Jillian and Ben decided that their dip kiss during the recessional would be perfect. The dip kiss down the aisle so beautifully highlights Jillian’s off the shoulder wedding gown and soft veil cascading down the path. And we love that they wanted to include their wedding party standing under the Live Oak tree, too!

Needless to say, we are so excited to share Jillian and Ben’s finished live painting from their Middleton Place wedding ceremony!

Jillian & Ben
Middleton Place
Charleston, SC
24 x 30 in. Live Wedding Painting

Middleton Place Live Wedding Painting by Charleston Artist, Ben Keys

Creative Team:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Middleton Place, Charleston, SC • Planner: Buttercup Events • Photographer: Laura and Rachel Photography • Florals: Wisteria Designs • Hair and Makeup: Lashes and Lace • Lighting: Lit Charleston • Music: DJ Natty Heavy • Rentals: Snyder Events • Live Painter: Ben Keys

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