Ben Keys

International Fine Art Live Wedding Painter based in Charleston, SC



Live Wedding Painting | New York, New York

Live Wedding Painting

February 13, 2020

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... and this is Jen!  Welcome to our blog where we share our adventures creating  Live Wedding Paintings across the world.

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Colleen + Paul
Lotte New York Palace
New York, New York
24 x 30 in.

A dreamy winter wedding in the heart of Manhattan … Collen and Paul’s wedding day felt like we were stepping into a movie! Let’s start from the beginning … these two chose the most iconic wedding venue: Lotte New York Palace Hotel. You know the Christmas tree in their courtyard if you’re strolling to go ice skating there at Rockefeller Plaza. Colleen wore a custom gown designed by Modern Trousseau (oh how I (Jen!) miss tying those bows during my days with Modern Trousseau!) that was complete with the most gorgeous bow back and topped with a high pony tail! AND … a matching dress for their pup completed their first dance moment there in the ballroom! Ben was so inspired by the florals and gorgeous chandeliers … a lovely backdrop for their live wedding painting! Needles to say, we’re thrilled to unveil their finished piece!

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Colleen and Paul’s first dance at Lotte New York Palace Hotel.
Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Colleen and Paul’s first dance at Lotte New York Palace Hotel.
Live Wedding Painter New York City lotte palace
Live Wedding Painter New York City Lotte Palace

Ceremony + Reception Location: Lotte New York Place, New York, NY || Planning: Ashley Douglass Events || Photography: Heather Waraksa || Videography: First Day Films || Gown: Modern Trousseau via Harbor Bridal || Florals: Fleurs NYC || Cake: RBI Cakes || Band: Pete Saunders Band via Hank Lane Music || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas

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