Ben Keys

International Fine Art Live Wedding Painter based in Charleston, SC


Live Wedding Painting at St. Louis' Clayton Plaza Hotel

Shannon & Michael’s Clayton Plaza Wedding

Live Wedding Painting

August 21, 2023

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We are so excited to share Shannon and Michael’s Clayton Plaza Wedding painting that Ben created live! St. Louis, Missouri has become one of our popular destinations over the years and Ben has had the opportunity to create live paintings at some of this cities beautiful hotels and ballrooms!

A live wedding painting is both entertainment and a sentimental gift

Shannon’s mom hired Ben as a surprise gift to Shannon and Michael on their wedding day. We love that a live wedding painting is not only incredible entertainment for a wedding reception … but on the heart level, it’s such an incredibly special gift. In many ways, the fact that a couples friends and family saw this painting created live is part of what brings exponential value to a gift like this. Each year, this painting will season with meaning.

From featuring the beautiful chandeliers to the stunning centerpieces, Shannon and Michael’s first dance was such an inspiration for Ben to paint. Their Clayton Plaza wedding was truly one for the books and we are so excited to share their finished live wedding painting!

Creative Team:

Venue: Clayton Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, MO • Photography: Bliss Eleven Photography • Florals: Bloomin Buckets • Gown: Signature Bridal Boutique • Cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop • Dog Sitter: Wed Pets • Dance Floor and Lighting: Exclusive Events, INC • Music: Fat Pocket Band • Photobooth: Fete Booth • Live Painter: Ben Keys Fine Art Studio

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