Photography and videography are the go-to ways to capture all of the special moments from your wedding day. In addition, social media has taken on an increasingly important role in capturing the experience…guests taking “selfies” at the reception, the photo of the bride as she passes your seat walking down the aisle, that tender moment between the newlyweds when they thought no one was around. But most of these “captured moments” sit in the digital world or in a photobook on your coffee table. Why not translate these memories artfully on your wall as a daily reminder of that special day?


Low and behold, we introduce to you the art of painting the moment. A unique experience and emerging trend, artists are popping up at weddings to paint a bride and groom’s most treasured moment, whether it may be the first dance, the first kiss, or the first look. In the Lowcountry, we have a handful of local and incredibly talented artists who love to do just that.

Meet Teil Duncan



Teil Duncan, a native of Columbus, Georgia who now resides in Charleston, South Carolina is inspired by social interaction (amongst other things!), according to her website On Instagram (@teilduncanart), we caught her doing just that. Teil was snapped painting a scene from a bride and groom’s first dance! Hair up, apron on, Teil means business as she is seen artfully capturing that intimate moment…one the couple is sure to hang on their wall with love, pride, and adoration for all to see in the years to come. Teil’s website not only offers information on commissioning one of these memorable paintings, but also proves she is an artful influence on others! Check it out!

Meet Ben Keys

Tina Williamson - Ben painting

Ben Keys, with Wed On Canvas, also resides in Charleston, South Carolina but keeps his studio based in Wilmington, North Carolina. As quoted on his website, “A live event painting not only adds an entertaining and unique touch to your wedding day, but is also a gift to be treasured for generations.” We couldn’t agree more! Even though he is based in the Lowcountry, Ben’s website boasts a wonderful gallery showcasing a well traveled man, painting special moments, up and down the east coast! Here are a couple of our favorite pieces from Ben:

Eddie Musselwhite, 24 x 36, Oil on Canvas web1 The Knot Market Mixer, 18 x 24 in Acylic on Canvas

Meet Laura Welch


Laura Welch of Artistic I Weddings is yet another talented live wedding artist in the area. While she is based out of Charleston, SC, Laura loves to travel throughout the Lowcountry. She recently worked with us on a wedding in May and painted the scene from our bride and groom’s first dance. Laura is professional, friendly and easy to work with and we can speak from experience! Here are some of our favorites from Laura:



If you’re still having trouble thinking of the perfect gift to surprise your bride or groom-to-be with on your wedding day, hiring a live wedding artist is the way to go. It’s clever and unexpected and is something you’ll both cherish for the rest of your lives.

If you are looking for that trend-setting, one-of-a-kind, unique, engaging, memorable, and artful moment, consider commissioning a live wedding painter for your big day!



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