Wedding at Larkins Cabaret Room and Wyche Pavilion | Greenville SC | Matthew Pautz Photography

Ashley + Chris


Larkin's wedding photos | Greenville wedding photographers


Greenville, South Carolina

I am convinced Greenville is one of the best places for wedding photography anywhere.  Well, now it is at least – it wasn’t always like this.  But Greenville is consistently ranked one of the top places to live in the U.S., and is one of the fastest growing areas as well.  One of the biggest reasons for Greenville’s recent Renaissance was the introduction and protection of it’s downtown area.  Fall’s Park, Reedy River, and the entirety of Main street is unlike anywhere else in the country.  So when I get a couple that wants to have their beautiful wedding right in the heart of downtown Greenville SC, it always makes me happy.

A downtown Greenville wedding can be difficult to manage logistically with multiple locations, parking issues, weekend crowds, etc.  But the rewards are endless.  In fact, I wouldn’t call these problems at all.
The reality is that you have nearly unlimited wedding venues and locations to choose from, each with their own unique style (a wedding photographer’s dream), and all within walking distance.  Ashley and Chris knew this and capitalized on it.  Their wedding was a doozy – 6 locations in the Greenville area, a full day of events, and one WILD reception – my favorite kind of wedding.  The kind where I know I will wake up the next morning sorer than if I had ran a marathon, but I simply don’t care because every minute of the experience is worth the pain tenfold.

I love what I do, and couples like Ashley and Chris make me love it even more.  From the beginning, I knew they were the perfect couple.  Equal parts classy, yet still wild and fun, they had always put an emphasis on the candid, fun moments when it came to their wedding photography. They wanted to remember their wedding like they wanted to live their lives together: No holding back, nothing fake…only true, candid moments mixed with some wild and crazy fun.  And this is how their wedding was, from start to finish.  I was lucky to be a part of it.

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The groomsmen began their day at Frank’s Gentleman’s Salon downtown, while the girls got ready at Millie Lewis, which happened to be owned by Ashley’s Aunt and Uncle.  This was my first time at Millie Lewis, but hopefully not my last.  And I always love working at Frank’s – It’s a unique view into the finer side of life.  And if you’re ever going to treat yourself to a classy straight-razor shave, there is no better time than your wedding day.


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From here, the girls moved to their room at the Embassy Suites in downtown Greenville.  This recently opened hotel was beautiful, and a perfect complement to their wedding day.  And what a view from their balcony!


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The look on her father’s face says it all.


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Their ceremony took place in the beautifully-decorated Cabaret Room at Larkin’s on the River.  The details and styling of the room was perfect, one of the best I’ve ever seen.


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The reception took place at larkin’s Wyche Pavilion, a popular open location right on the Reedy River.  As you will see, they really know how to celebrate.  Shimmer Band provided the live music, and their presence really created a unique celebration that was as classy as it was crazy.  I highly recommend them if you are looking for a live band at your reception.


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As  you can see, Ashley and Chris’ Larkin’s wedding was truly one to remember.  I loved every minute of it, and just like I predicted, my bones were definitely sore the next day.  And also like I predicted, it was worth it tenfold.  Congratulations to Ashley and Chris!

Are you interested in seeing some more weddings that took place at Wyche Pavilion?  Check out some more here: http://www.matthewpautz.com/category/locations/wyche-pavilion/

Please take a moment to check out some of the vendors that came together to make this day possible:

Ceremony: Larkin’s Cabaret Room
Reception: Wyche Pavilion
Groom Preparations: Frank’s Gentleman’s Salon
Bride Preparations: Millie Lewis Greenville, Embassy Suites Riverplace
Photography: Matthew Pautz Photography
Videography: Waters Cinema
Bridal hair/makeup: Ashley, Verb Beauty Studio
Live music: Shimmer Band
Catering: Larkin’s Catering
Wedding Cake: Larkin’s 
Coordinator: Farrah Redmon
Florist: Modfete
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