Katie & Thomas’ The Venue in Leawood Wedding

August 21, 2023

We are so excited to share Katie and Thomas’ The venue in Leawood Wedding Painting! The St. Louis, Missouri area has become a destination for us over the years. And this is officially our first Live Wedding Painting in the state of Kansas! Katie and I (Jen) clicked during our first call. Kindred spirit kind of clicked! We had so much fun planning for their live painting together!

The secret to making a great live wedding painting: Trust

“We trust you, Ben, just go make a great painting!” Were Katie’s words on the phone as we wrapped our Creative Call. It’s this mindset, paired with thoughtful, intentional planning, that we feel makes a painting great! This level of trust in Ben, as an artist, means so much to him. And honestly, it’s the highest compliment he could receive going into a wedding. But don’t get us wrong, we still really care about planning ahead of the wedding to be sure the most important people and details are included. It’s the beautiful balance of trust and planning that make a painting sing!

Fast forward to the end of their reception:

Katie and Thomas’ reaction to their live wedding painting at the end of their reception was absolutely priceless!! We live for these kind of reactions! Ben is so proud of their live wedding painting. We loved seeing how their favorite design details from their reception at The Venue in Leawood came together along with capturing their family together .. and their sweet pup! And oh my heavens … her gown was stunning!

Needless to say, we are SOOOO excited to share their finished live painting. It’s so rewarding for us to know they get to style this painting in their home and enjoy it for years and years to come. And we are so excited to have officially add Kansas and Katie and Thomas’ The Venue at Leawood wedding to our list of places that Ben has painted in the United States!

Katie & Thomas
The Venue at Leawood
Leawood, Kansas
24 x 30 in. Live Wedding Painting

Creative Team:
Venue: The Venue in Leawood, Leawood, KS • Photographer: Lighter Focus Photography • Florals: Good Earth Floral Design Studio • Music: The Mikey Needleman Band and BFame • Catering: Chef Julian, The Venue in Leawood • Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys Fine Art Studio