Ben Keys

International Fine Art Live Wedding Painter based in Charleston, SC


The Silk Mill, Fredericksburg, VA Wedding Venue

Zoe & John’s wedding at The Silk Mill, Fredericksburg, VA

Live Wedding Painting

October 9, 2023

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It was such a joy for Ben to create a live wedding painting for the first time at The Silk Mill, Fredericksburg, VA’s stunning venue! It’s inspiring to see new historic architecture and especially styled with a Fall color palette! Every detail for Zoe and John’s wedding was both thoughtful and timeless! Just wait until you see the details photographed by Ashley Johnson Photography.

We love sharing the images from a wedding side by side for both wedding inspiration for future couples, and most importantly to see how Ben captures the real-life details of the day in each live painting.

We loved their moody winter tones that were the perfectly compliment The Silk Mill. Fredericksburg, Virginia has this gem of a property located in The Mill District. Ben felt right at home as this venue really did have a similar feel to many of the venues here in historic Charleston!

What an absolute joy to capture their wedding reception with a live painting!! We are thrilled to share Zoe and John’s gorgeous wedding photos alongside their finished live painting from The Silk Mill, Fredericksburg!!

Creative Team

Venue: The Silk Mill • Photography: Ashley Johnson Photography • Florals: Thompson’s Westwood Florist • Cake: The Icing Baking Company • Live Painter: Ben Keys Fine Art (Formerly Wed On Canvas) • Videography: Film and Flourish • Makeup: AMBY Services • Wedding Dress: Ava Laurenne Bride • DJ: Zach Santulli • Officiant: Ceremonies by Brad 

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